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Hunter in Wisconsin unknowingly shoots, kills rare albino deer
Minnesota lawmaker resigns amid sex harassment allegations
Litchfield woman charged for ramming ex's truck
Trump offers support for Moore in Alabama Senate race despite misconduct allegations
Minn. woman arrested on I-94 stop in ND for $1.37 million in pot
Wisconsin pub offers free beer until the Packers score. On Sunday, beer flowed.
Devils score goal in overtime to nip Wild
Howard, Hornets down Timberwolves
Vikings' Riley Reiff ready for return to Detroit
Gophers need to focus more on perimeter defense, coach says
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
'Marian' opens tonight on Ridgewater College stage in Willmar
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Shelby T. Kingman Jr.
Roland H. Severson
Helen D. Johnson
Verna C. B. Gomer
Jeanne M. Poage
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
Tribune Editorial: County sales tax needed to invest in critical infrastructure
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
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Emma Anne Williams
August 23, 2017
BNSF Railway bridge fire had human cause, repairs near completion
Workers repairing part of the Grand Forks railroad bridge after the structure was engulfed in flames last week could be finished by the end of Thursday, Aug. 24. Construction crews finished driving new piles for the bridge Tuesday night and have been welding since then to bring the...
August 23, 2017 - 9:40pm
Grand Forks rail bridge fire had human cause; repairs near completion
GRAND FORKS — Workers repairing part of the Grand Forks railroad bridge after the structure was engulfed in flames last week could be finished...
August 23, 2017 - 7:44pm
July 3, 2017
Train derailment spills 20,000 gallons of crude oil in Illinois
About 20,000 gallons of crude oil belonging to Exxon Mobil Corp was released after a Canadian National Railway Co freight train derailed on Friday at Plainfield, Illinois. The cause of the derailment was unknown, a filing with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency said on Saturday....
July 3, 2017 - 1:33pm
Several passengers injured when Amtrak train derails in Washington state
An Amtrak train with more than 250 people aboard derailed on Sunday near Puget Sound in Washington state, injuring several passengers, although...
July 3, 2017 - 7:59am
March 15, 2017
New, safer U.S. rail cars gather dust even as ethanol trains grow longer
NEW YORK -- While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, March 9, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting...
March 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
December 7, 2016
With Dakota Access in limbo, more Bakken crude to move on trains
HOUSTON—As oil prices recover and U.S. shale production picks up, energy companies that had planned to ship crude on the Dakota Access...
December 7, 2016 - 10:59am
October 28, 2015
Regional oil impact depends on oil prices
ST. PAUL — The need for sand to help produce North Dakota oil has fallen with the price of oil, but probably will rise again. The same is true with oil train traffic taking crude oil to refineries. Minnesota Legislative Energy Commission members learned those and other facts Wednesday...
October 28, 2015 - 11:00pm
October 12, 2015
Video: Engine 2523 celebrated for 50 years as a Willmar landmark
Railroaders, retired and active, and railfans of all ages gathered Saturday to recognize Baldwin-built Engine 2523 50 years as a community icon...
October 12, 2015 - 9:15am
October 11, 2015
Video: A classic steam engine chugs into Willmar near noon Sunday
A classic steam locomotive pulled into the BNSF depot at 11:45 a.m. Sunday after departing the Twin Cities at 9:15 pulling a string of passenger...
October 11, 2015 - 12:38pm
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
May 18, 2015
Letter: Trains need two-person crews
I am a 22-year railroad trainman operating trains and switching cars in yards and industries for a living. The railroads across the state of Minnesota deliver goods and services and are extremely vital to the economy of North America. We operate around the clock keeping our...
May 18, 2015 - 2:00am
May 6, 2015
Derailment draws attention to lack of state rail deal
ST. PAUL — A North Dakota oil train derailment reinforces the fact that Minnesota legislators have a week and a half left in their 2015 session...
May 6, 2015 - 11:26pm
April 8, 2015
Local group travels to Washington to promote Willmar railroad bypass
WILLMAR –– During two intense days of meetings last week in Washington, a team of three local officials made the pitch for federal funding for a railroad bypass in Willmar. A $15 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation is being sought as part of a $50...
April 8, 2015 - 11:32pm
April 7, 2015
Safety board calls for new oil rail cars
WASHINGTON -- Requiring new train cars carrying some flammable liquids be equipped with protection systems meeting or exceeding current standards is one recommendation coming out of a federal safety study. The National Transportation Safety Board issued four safety recommendations...
April 7, 2015 - 8:00am
March 10, 2015
State leaders disagree on rail oil safety plans
ST. PAUL — There is no overall agreement on how to prevent Minnesota oil train explosions. Democrats want to raise railroad taxes $100 million...
March 10, 2015 - 11:26pm