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West Central Tribune
Ryan Joel Bakker
Marcinkowski - Harter
Bill & Evelyn Somerville
October 7, 2015
Midwest Opinion: Family farms must be safer to protect farmers
When it comes to safety, maybe the “sailors” across America’s amber waves of grain can learn from the sailors on the deep blue sea.
October 7, 2015 - 12:01am
October 6, 2015
Amtrak says it would suspend national rail service without safety extension
WASHINGTON - Amtrak has told U.S. lawmakers that it will suspend service on its national network in mid-December unless Congress extends a Dec. 31 deadline for implementing advanced safety technology, according to an Oct. 5 letter from Amtrak reviewed by Reuters. The...
October 6, 2015 - 2:56pm
October 5, 2015
Law enforcement in Kandiyohi, Swift counties and Willmar plan extra seat belt enforcement Oct. 9-25
WILLMAR — The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, the Swift County Sheriff’s Office and Willmar Police Department announce they will participate in the Click It or Ticket campaign Oct. 9 - 25 to continue educating motorists that seat belts save lives. Not wearing a seat belt...
October 5, 2015 - 12:11am
September 10, 2015
VIDEO: ‘Move Over’ for tow trucks
Berry Pederson, left, of Shades of Paint Auto Body and Towing, and Jason Butler, of City Line Towing, place weights on two banners on the median...
September 10, 2015 - 12:00am
September 8, 2015
MnDOT sets open house Thursday in Blomkest on plans for Highway 71/7 roundabout
WILLMAR — An informational meeting to learn about a roundabout scheduled to be built at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and state Highway 7 near Blomkest will be conducted from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Blomkest Community Center. This is the second in a series of three open...
September 8, 2015 - 12:06am
September 2, 2015
Officials want better communication with railroads
MINNEAPOLIS — Communications is a key in preventing and battling oil train disasters, two U.S. senators learned Wednesday from public safety...
September 2, 2015 - 11:28pm
MnDOT urges drivers to be careful this weekend
ST. PAUL — Even though most road construction projects are shut down over the holiday weekend, there will still be many work zones around the state that will affect travel. Minnesota Department of Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle said motorists need to use extra caution...
September 2, 2015 - 8:59pm
August 3, 2015
Roundabout to be constructed in 2017 at intersection of Hwys. 7, 71
LAKE LILLIAN — The safety of roundabouts as a traffic control device was the message from transportation officials discussing Kandiyohi County’s...
August 3, 2015 - 12:35am
August 1, 2015
Motorcycle safety training recommended for even the most seasoned riders
WILLMAR — Of the 37 deadly motorcycle crashes reported this summer in Minnesota, 78 percent occurred in rural areas such as west central Minnesota,...
August 1, 2015 - 12:15am
July 17, 2015
Kandiyohi County plans changes at intersection of fatal crash
WILLMAR — Kandiyohi County highway officials are planning some sign changes at a rural intersection that was the site this past weekend of a fatal crash. The crash Sunday night claimed the lives of David Frank, 76, and Mildred “Susie” Frank, 75. The well-known couple were the...
July 17, 2015 - 12:32am
July 9, 2015
Lakes are safe despite recent infections, officials say
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Throughout the summer, many people will make the trek to one of the region's many lakes. But with an infection contracted in a lake being blamed for the death of an Alexandria, Minn., boy, many may hesitate before packing up and heading out this weekend. However,...
July 9, 2015 - 11:58pm
July 7, 2015
Emergency managers want more railroad communications
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota emergency managers say railroads that haul crude oil should communicate with them better. “Planning done in a...
July 7, 2015 - 10:56pm
June 19, 2015
Willmar PD receives $1,800 safety grant
WILLMAR — The Willmar Police Department recently received an $1,800 grant from CenterPoint Energy for use in purchasing new safety equipment. The Police Department will use the money to purchase two replacement automated external defibrillators, 32 traffic safety vests and two...
June 19, 2015 - 12:18am
June 9, 2015
Oil train, semi collision renews rail safety talk
ST. PAUL PARK — Gov. Mark Dayton visited the site of an oil train-truck wreck Tuesday to press his case for more Minnesota rail safety funding. A...
June 9, 2015 - 11:18pm
Encourage kids to follow basic safety guidelines online
ST. PAUL — Summer offers more free time for kids, and that time is often spent online. The Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension encourages parents to continue dialogue with their children regarding safe online behavior. Whether kids use the Internet for social...
June 9, 2015 - 11:09pm