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March 10, 2017
Ethanol train derails, bursts into flames in Iowa
NEW YORK -- More than two dozen tank cars hauling ethanol derailed Friday morning, March 10, in northwestern Iowa, causing some to catch fire and sending an unknown volume of the biofuel into a nearby creek, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. There were no...
March 10, 2017 - 1:40pm
February 19, 2017
Woman, 56, dies when hit by train in Detroit Lakes
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A woman is dead after being hit by a train in Detroit Lakes. At around 9 p.m. Saturday, Detroit Lakes police and paramedics...
February 19, 2017 - 2:53pm
November 11, 2016
Minnesota town evacuated after train derailment
ELLENDALE, Minn. -- A train derailment has forced the evacuation of Ellendale early Friday as well as the closure of Highway 30 near the city,...
November 11, 2016 - 10:18am
July 14, 2016
Litchfield man injured in crash with train
LITCHFIELD -- A 24-year-old Litchfield man was injured Thursday when his vehicle was hit by a train. Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze says just...
July 14, 2016 - 5:29pm
June 11, 2016
BNSF train derails in Cottonwood, spilling 23 cars of corn
COTTONWOOD -- A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train derailed Friday evening in Cottonwood. Twenty-three cars loaded with corn derailed. There...
June 11, 2016 - 4:32pm
May 4, 2016
BNSF train derails in Fargo
WEST FARGO - A cause of a West Fargo train derailment early Wednesday is not known yet. Around 4:30 a.m., police say they received a notification...
May 4, 2016 - 9:13am
April 2, 2016
State to railroads: Time to focus on safety standards
ST. PAUL — Warning bells figuratively clanged Friday when a Minnesota state Senate committee held its first hearing on new legislation to force...
April 2, 2016 - 10:51am
Man fatally struck by train in St. Paul worked for railroad for 17 years
ST. PAUL -- The locomotive engineer killed in a train accident in St. Paul last weekend had worked for Canadian Pacific for about 17 years and had loved trains since he was a little boy, his sister said this week. Jeffrey Harsh, 43, was starting his shift at the rail yard and was...
April 2, 2016 - 5:30am
March 24, 2016
Tanker truck catches fire after collision with train in northwestern Minn.
CALLAWAY, Minn. -- A Becker County town of about 200 people has been evacuated after a Canadian Pacific train struck a tanker truck carrying propane that was attempting to cross the tracks. The tanker truck caught fire after the collision. The train crew suffered some injuries,...
March 24, 2016 - 1:56pm
March 5, 2016
Train-vehicle deaths drop in 2015
ST. PAUL — The number of deaths from vehicle-train crashes in Minnesota continued a 45-year downward trend, according to a government study. The state transportation department said there were four deaths in crashes at public railroad crossings in the state in 2015, down from nine...
March 5, 2016 - 11:00am
February 23, 2016
Minnesota State Patrol cam captures video of train striking semi at crossing
A Minnesota state trooper’s dash cam captured this video of a semi attempting to maneuver through the red flashing lights and stop arms or...
February 23, 2016 - 3:16pm
February 17, 2016
New wye option could reroute Highway 12
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Transportation is considering a second option for the Willmar rail wye project, which would reroute U.S....
February 17, 2016 - 11:52pm
January 13, 2016
UPDATE: Snowplow struck by train in Brooten
BROOTEN -- Darin Pierce, 31, of Pennock, was ejected out of the front windshield of the snow plow he was driving when he hit an eastbound Canadian...
January 13, 2016 - 2:33pm
December 10, 2015
Pedestrian fatally hit by Green Line train in St. Paul
ST. PAUL -- A woman was struck and killed by a Green Line train Thursday morning near University and Hamline avenues in St. Paul, less than a week after another train-pedestrian accident on the line. Thursday’s collision happened just after 11 a.m. at a pedestrian crossing at Albert...
December 10, 2015 - 11:03pm
October 21, 2015
Dayton decries shift of oil shipments
ST. PAUL — A letter issued Tuesday by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls for an explanation behind routing changes of crude oil rail shipments. In the letter to BNSF president and CEO Carl Ice, Dayton says nearly 100,000 more people are within the 1/2 mile evacuation zone of crude...
October 21, 2015 - 11:33pm