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Food, lodging inspections show improvement in Kandiyohi, Renville counties
Two injured in Renville County crash
Prairie protection to be part of Renville County park study
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
Alaska man injured in morning rollover in New London Township
Girls Basketball: Cards streak by Alex
Blackhawks close in on first-place Wild with win in St. Paul
Boys Basketball: Montevideo overpowers YME
Boys Basketball: Dragons edge NLS
Boys Basketball: Eisenbacher's double-double leads ACGC
New London Little Theatre Review: 'Opal's Million Dollar Duck' is genuine
'9 to 5' one for the ages -- even in Willmar: Musical on Barn stage through Feb. 26
Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Golden Globe Awards: 'La La Land' Breaks Record for Most Win
Streaming overtakes U.S. digital music sales for first time: Nielsen
Around our region published Feb. 22
Many Americans unaware of important heart health numbers: survey
Slow cooker recipes for easy meals on weeknights
Training can help surgeons tell patients best and worse scenarios
Reader News: Diaper Bears for Hope Pregnancy Center
Howard J. Powers
Cartoon by Ed Fischer
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Willmar Commentary: America's predictable pension crisis
Harrop commentary: Trump has media crying ... all the way to the bank
Parenting Perspectives: Let your kids choose -- or pave -- their own paths
January 6, 2014
U.S. senator call for plan to increase crude oil railcar safety
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Monday will renew a call on federal authorities for a plan to retrofit or phase out certain older models...
January 6, 2014 - 11:19am
December 21, 2013
Editorial: Railway oil trains raising concerns
The railroad traffic out of the North Dakota oil fields is growing in all directions and in frequencys. The estimated carloads of oil shipped by railroad are expected to top 400,000 this year, according to press reports. In 2009, only about 11,000 carloads of oil were shipped by...
December 21, 2013 - 12:00am
July 1, 2013
County Road 8 RR crossing closed until Tuesday in Kandiyohi, Minn.
The railway crossing on County Road 8 in the town of Kandiyohi is closed until Tuesday afternoon for repairs. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes. According to the Kandiyohi County Highway Department, crews from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway began work this morning...
July 1, 2013 - 3:03pm
November 2, 2012
Train cars derail southwest of Clara City, Minn., BNSF cleaning up
CLARA CITY -- BNSF Railway officials are cleaning up the scene of a train car derailment that happened Thursday southwest of Clara City. According to the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office, deputies and Clara City Police officers responded to a call of a possible train derailment at...
November 2, 2012 - 1:01pm
March 27, 2012
BNSF warns public of rail yard dangers following discovery of body
Notifications of relatives of the person found dead along railroad tracks in the BNSF Railway yard in Grand Forks Saturday morning weren't complete...
March 27, 2012 - 8:57am
Roommate: UND student from Minneapolis found dead along railroad tracks often used short cut
The UND student found dead Saturday morning in the Grand Forks rail yard was apparently taking a short cut between his apartment and campus,...
March 27, 2012 - 8:53am
March 26, 2012
Man found dead in BNSF Railway in Grand Forks identified as UND student, 20
Police have identified the man found dead Saturday morning in the BNSF Railway yard in Grand Forks as 20-year-old UND student Blake Christopher Ayling. The preliminary investigation showed that Ayling was going through the yard when he was struck by a moving train. Although police...
March 26, 2012 - 10:33am
June 8, 2011
Canadian Pacific repair completed in Paynesville, rail traffic begins on line
The Canadian Pacific Railway line that shut down near Paynesville Monday is expecting to restart normal operations earlier than expected, according to company spokesman Mike LoVecchio. After ten railroad cars were derailed Monday afternoon, railroad employees worked throughout the...
June 8, 2011 - 11:08am
April 14, 2011
Flooding affects rail service in eastern N.D.
GRAND FORKS -- BNSF Railway has suspended service in three eastern North Dakota cities because of flooding. The Grand Forks Herald reports that a floodwall is blocking the tracks in Grand Forks. A clay dike blocks tracks in Harwood. Service in Mayville is cut off at a bridge. Spokeswoman...
April 14, 2011 - 10:21am
February 3, 2011
Photo gallery posted on the rescue of a railroad worker at the BNSF Railway yard in Willmar
A photo gallery of the railroad worker rescue Thursday morning at the BNSF Railway yard in Willmar has been posted.
February 3, 2011 - 4:09pm
Update: Railroad worker rescued after being pinned under grain car in Willmar BNSF yard accident
Update 3 p.m.
February 3, 2011 - 2:44pm
Update: Railroad employee injured in Willmar yard accident, airlifted to trauma center
Update 11:15 a.m. A railroad employee in his 30s was injured and trapped under a rail car about 9 a.m. this morning in an accident at the BNSF...
February 3, 2011 - 11:15am
December 13, 2010
Cars on BNSF coal train derailed Sunday morning in Jametown, N.D.
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Several cars in a coal train on their way through Jamestown derailed Sunday morning on the west side of the city's rail yard. Lt....
December 13, 2010 - 7:45am
July 15, 2010
BNSF withdraws from grant process for rail bypass
WILLMAR -- Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has pulled out of the application process for federal stimulus money to help build a railroad bypass on the west edge of Willmar. In a letter sent Tuesday to city officials, the railroad said that after a further review of the application...
July 15, 2010 - 12:00am
July 12, 2010
BNSF cleaning up after coal train derailment near Bismarck
BISMARCK -- BNSF Railway is cleaning up after a coal train derailment east of Bismarck. Thirty-one-cars went off the track Saturday afternoon, and 29 of them tipped on their sides. No one was hurt. The wreck sparked a small grass fire. Railroad spokeswoman Amy McBeth says the cause...
July 12, 2010 - 10:11am