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June 9, 2015
Encourage kids to follow basic safety guidelines online
June 9, 2015 - 11:09pm
May 31, 2015
Xcel Energy to check lines via helicopter inspection
May 31, 2015 - 11:51pm
May 12, 2015
Oil companies challenge new oil train safety rules
May 12, 2015 - 10:54pm
May 7, 2015
Four die in motorcycle crashes in state in four days
May 7, 2015 - 11:18pm
Derailed oil tankers lie along the BNSF Railway line Thursday near Heimdal, North Dakota. (SUBMITTED/Darla Siewert)
Company says oil on derailed train met new rules
May 7, 2015 - 11:02pm
May 6, 2015
Trains fill the Willmar rail yard Wednesday. State lawmakers are still working on rail safety policies. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Derailment draws attention to lack of state rail deal
May 6, 2015 - 11:26pm
April 28, 2015
U.S., Canada to have oil train safety plan Friday
April 28, 2015 - 11:03pm
April 21, 2015
Willmar Senior High School student Carlos Munoz was one of the students who viewed the alcohol awareness booth recently at Willmar Senior High School. Students also completed a survey for the SWAT group (Students Working Against Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs). (TRIBUNE/Nicole Hovatter)play button
Sheriff Hartog urges parents to talk with their children about alcohol use
April 21, 2015 - 12:39am
March 31, 2015
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
March 31, 2015 - 6:00am
March 24, 2015
Seven charged in skyway, rail station assaults
March 24, 2015 - 9:00am
March 13, 2015
SUBMITTED/Minnesota Department of Transportation
Railroads would pay under Dayton’s safety plan
March 13, 2015 - 11:26pm
March 10, 2015
Public safety officials urge motorcyclists, drivers to be careful
March 10, 2015 - 11:33pm
Rep. Paul Marquart, of Dilworth, points  Tuesday to a map showing where rail crossing repairs are needed. With him is Rep. Lyndon Carlson, of Crystal. (FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis)
State leaders disagree on rail oil safety plans
March 10, 2015 - 11:26pm
February 18, 2015
The 14th Street railroad crossing in Benson is immediately south of the busy intersection where U.S. Highway 12 and Minnesota Highways 9 and 29 meet. (TRIBUNE/Tom Cherveny)
Plan ups safety at Benson railroad crossings
February 18, 2015 - 11:46pm
February 12, 2015
REUTERS/Rick Wilking 
A crude oil train moves past the loading rack July 15 at the Eighty-Eight Oil LLC’s transloading facility in Ft. Laramie, Wyoming.
Sources say Transportation Department pushes tough standards for oil trains
February 12, 2015 - 11:30pm