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July 29, 2013
Swiss TV: Police say 44 injured in train collision
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss television, citing local police, reports that 44 people have been injured, four of them seriously, in a head-on train collision...
July 29, 2013 - 1:57pm
July 8, 2013
'Oil by rail' is involved in Canadian derailment tragedy, also moving over Minn. railroad lines
The deadly train derailment in Quebec this weekend is set to bring intense scrutiny to the dramatic growth in North America of shipping crude...
July 8, 2013 - 12:47pm
June 7, 2013
Riders complain after nude revelers greet popular southwest Colorado tourist train
DURANGO, Colo. - Passengers on a recent run of a popular historic railroad in southwest Colorado got a bit more scenery than they paid for: More than a dozen revelers partying on a nearby beach doffed their clothes to greet the train. Their antics on the May 25 run of the Durango...
June 7, 2013 - 7:00am
May 13, 2013
Driver of semi in train collision near Murdock has died
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - The driver of a semi that collided with a freight train near Murdock last week has died. St. Cloud Hospital spokeswoman Jeanine Nistler says Eric Westin, of Pine City, died early Monday morning. Westin was hauling a load of anhydrous ammonia when his...
May 13, 2013 - 10:46am
May 8, 2013
U.S. Highway 12 remains closed Wednesday between Murdock and DeGraff, Minn.
DETROIT LAKES -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation says U.S. Highway 12 remains closed this morning between Murdock and DeGraff due...
May 8, 2013 - 6:49am
May 7, 2013
Four treated after semi carrying anhydrous ammonia, train collide near Murdock, Minn.
MURDOCK — Four people were treated at the Swift County-Benson Hospital for inhalation of anhydrous ammonia, and two were subsequently transported...
May 7, 2013 - 11:00pm
Bus routes canceled today for some KMS students due to truck-train crash
KERKHOVEN - The crash of a train and an anhydrous ammonia tanker truck near Murdock this morning has led KMS school officials to cancel some bus routes for students. The district will end the school day today at the usual time. But officials announced this noon that there...
May 7, 2013 - 1:31pm
Swift Co. Sheriff: Elementary school students evacuated to Kerkhoven
MURDOCK — Students at Murdock Elementary are being evacuated to the KMS High School in Kerkhoven in response to the collision involving...
May 7, 2013 - 10:42am
Semi and train collision occurs this morning just west of Murdock
Emergency personnel have responded to a semi-tractor trailer and train collision accident scene between Murdock and DeGraff. The accident occurred at a BNSF Railway crossing about 8:30 a.m. this morning along U.S. Highway 12 west of Murdock. At least one person has been hurt...
May 7, 2013 - 9:25am
April 30, 2013
Tracks reopen after train derails in Blue Earth, Minn.
BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) — Railroad tracks after reopened in the southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth after 17 cars derailed on a train carrying corn. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says the tracks reopened just after 4 a.m. Tuesday. The 73-car train was carrying corn...
April 30, 2013 - 3:15pm
March 27, 2013
Train carrying oil derails near Parkers Prairie, Minn.
PARKER’S PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A train carrying crude oil derailed near Parkers Prairie just after 6 a.m. this morning. By Al Edenloff Forum News...
March 27, 2013 - 10:42am
February 24, 2013
Snowmobile-train crash claims Silver Lake man
DASSEL — A Silver Lake man died when the snowmobile he was driving collided with a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train Saturday night in Dassel. The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office said Paul Fenske, 31, was one of two individuals operating snowmobiles traveling eastbound along the...
February 24, 2013 - 11:46pm
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
June 14, 2012
Complete with cowcatcher, this parade unit is real eye catcher in Montevideo, Minn.
MONTEVIDEO -- Thomas the Train has nothing on the replica steam locomotive that will be making its inaugural run in Montevideo's Fiesta Day parade...
June 14, 2012 - 12:36pm
March 31, 2012
State Patrol: Driver in Plummer train-truck accident dies
PLUMMER, Minn. - A semi driver died early this morning when his vehicle collided with an eastbound Canadian Pacific Railway train crossing U.S....
March 31, 2012 - 1:31pm