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January 12, 2018
Wreckage of the BNSF oil train derailment smoulders  just outside of Heimdal, N.D.,  more than 10 hours after the accident on May 6,2015. Eric Hylden/ Forum News Service file photo
Federal safety board releases final cause, recommendations after fiery ND oil train derailment in 2015
January 12, 2018 - 2:35pm
March 15, 2017
A load out technician fills a railroad tank car with ethanol fuel, converted from corn, in the town of Nevada, Iowa, December 6, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed
New, safer U.S. rail cars gather dust even as ethanol trains grow longer
March 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
July 26, 2016
Tankers of the train wreck are seen in Lac Megantic, in this July 9, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger/Files
Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
July 26, 2016 - 8:12am
November 16, 2015
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Video: Wye 2 U.S. Senators came to Willmar Friday
November 16, 2015 - 9:37am
November 14, 2015
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, right, speaks Friday in Willmar for the announcement of a $10 million grant to help fund a nearly $49 million railroad project that will reduce train traffic through the city of Willmar and increase rail capacity and efficiency. Friday’s event also included statements from Minnesota Department of Transportation Chief of Staff Eric Davis, from left, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg and Willmar Mayor Marv Calvin. (Rand Middleton | Tribune)
Officials praise collaboration to secure $10M federal grant for Willmar railroad wye
November 14, 2015 - 12:20am
October 11, 2015
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Gary R. Nelson shares memories of Engine 2523
October 11, 2015 - 5:09pm
May 18, 2015
Letter: Trains need two-person crews
May 18, 2015 - 2:00am
April 27, 2015
Letter: Heed citizens on railroad safety
April 27, 2015 - 6:53am
April 7, 2015
Safety board calls for new oil rail cars
April 7, 2015 - 8:00am
February 20, 2015
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WCT News Update for Feb. 20
February 20, 2015 - 1:52pm
May 19, 2014
Midwest Opinion: Now get ride of those old tankers cars
May 19, 2014 - 6:00am
February 11, 2014
Midwest Opinion: On oil on rails being an ongoing saga
February 11, 2014 - 5:00am
May 30, 2013
In this Tuesday, May 28, 2013, file photo, a fire burns at the site of a CSX freight train derailment, in Rosedale, Md., where fire officials say the train crashed into a trash truck, causing an explosion that rattled homes at least a half-mile away and collapsed nearby buildings, setting them on fire. The nation’s railroads are safer than ever, despite recent high-profile accidents. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Recent wrecks belie improving rail safety record
May 30, 2013 - 8:00am