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Stormwater drainage planned at site of new Robbins Island playground
Harvesting unused goods to benefit nonprofits: Thrift store donors can give to organizations of their choice
Records published Dec. 5
DNR invites public input on Fort Ridgely State Park draft plan amendment
Package thieves beware: Residents have their eyes (and cameras) on you
Dragons place third at own invite
Aus, Struxness earning big rodeo wins, cash
Card gymnast place third at Becker
Gophers accept bid to Holiday Bowl in San Diego Dec. 27
Slagter paces Cards at Monticello invite
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
PieLogNog: A great holiday mashup
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
May 12, 2015
Oil companies challenge new oil train safety rules
The oil industry is challenging new federal oil train safety rules. The American Petroleum Institute has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to block some rules that recently were unveiled by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The filing was no surprise because the trade group...
May 12, 2015 - 10:54pm
May 7, 2015
Federal officials investigate North Dakota oil train derailment
HEIMDAL, N.D. — Wheel fragments found at the scene of a fiery oil train derailment here are “of great interest” to federal officials investigating...
May 7, 2015 - 11:07pm
Company says oil on derailed train met new rules
TIOGA, N.D. — The oil on the train that derailed Wednesday near Heimdal had a vapor pressure substantially lower than the standards in North...
May 7, 2015 - 11:02pm
May 6, 2015
Oil train derails in small North Dakota town
HEIMDAL, N.D. – Curt Benson was in the middle of his morning shave when an explosion sent vibrations through his house on Main Street here...
May 6, 2015 - 11:23pm
April 28, 2015
U.S., Canada to have oil train safety plan Friday
WASHINGTON/OTTAWA, April 28 (Reuters) - The top U.S. and Canadian transportation officials will meet in Washington on Friday to outline a cross-border oil train safety plan, a sign the two governments may have harmonized efforts for tougher cars and other measures to curb fiery derailments,...
April 28, 2015 - 11:03pm
April 21, 2015
Mayor: Wye project spur track would be ‘big deal’’ for Willmar
WILLMAR — Mayor Marv Calvin said construction of a spur track from the proposed railroad wye project into the city’s industrial park would be “a big deal for Willmar’’ and would give the city “tremendous marketability of that area.’’ The spur would not bring railroad...
April 21, 2015 - 11:30pm
March 13, 2015
Railroads would pay under Dayton’s safety plan
ST. PAUL — Railroads should foot the bill of improving rail safety, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday as he announced a proposal to tax...
March 13, 2015 - 11:26pm
March 10, 2015
ND Highway Patrol investigation into train-bus collision over
LARIMORE, N.D. -- Two months after a train collided with a school bus near here, the investigation is over, and the conclusion is driver error...
March 10, 2015 - 7:00am
December 29, 2014
Group reapplies for grant to build Willmar railroad bypass
WILLMAR — BNSF Railway, along with local governmental partners, will try again to obtain a federal grant to help build the proposed $50 million...
December 29, 2014 - 10:08pm
December 2, 2014
BNSF expects to restore service stalled by Wadena derailment by Thursday
WADENA — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railways is expected to have both tracks open by Thursday, while at least partial service resumed Tuesday,...
December 2, 2014 - 11:16pm
December 1, 2014
Eighteen cars derail near Wadena
WADENA — About 18 cars derailed at 6:23 a.m. Monday four miles northwest of Wadena according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. Ten...
December 1, 2014 - 11:07pm
Officials: Train derails on BNSF Railway tracks near Bluffton, Minnesota
BLUFFTON, Minn. – Emergency responders are on the scene of a 32-car train derailment near Highway 10 just northeast of here, law enforcement...
December 1, 2014 - 9:38am
November 23, 2014
Two killed Saturday in crash with train near Paynesville
Two people were killed Saturday in Kandiyohi County when a Canadian Pacific train collided with a vehicle west of Paynesville. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Charles Wayne Vadner, 52, of Paynesville and the passenger Nathan Joe Bahner, 23, of Paynesville. According...
November 23, 2014 - 6:30am
November 13, 2014
Train derails west of Casselton
CASSELTON, N.D. — A BNSF Railway train hauling lumber derailed just west of Casselton on Thursday evening. Cass County sheriff’s deputies and other officials responded to a report of a derailed train at 5:34 p.m., a dispatcher for Red River Valley Regional Dispatch said. The...
November 13, 2014 - 11:32pm
November 12, 2014
BNSF puts a moratorium on adding more oil tank cars
NEW YORK/CALGARY— BNSF Railroad, the Warren Buffett-owned company that has benefited most from the North Dakota shale boom, has told some customers...
November 12, 2014 - 11:29pm