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October 28, 2015
Regional oil impact depends on oil prices
October 28, 2015 - 11:00pm
October 12, 2015
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Video: Engine 2523 celebrated for 50 years as a Willmar landmark
October 12, 2015 - 9:15am
October 11, 2015
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Video: A classic steam engine chugs into Willmar near noon Sunday
October 11, 2015 - 12:38pm
July 7, 2015
Cathy Velasquez Eberhart of St. Paul tells reporters Tuesday that a new group is working to get oil trains out of her city’s neighborhoods. (DON DAVIS | FORUM NEWS SERVICE)
Emergency managers want more railroad communications
July 7, 2015 - 10:56pm
May 18, 2015
Letter: Trains need two-person crews
May 18, 2015 - 2:00am
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 8, 2015
Local group travels to Washington to promote Willmar railroad bypass
April 8, 2015 - 11:32pm
April 7, 2015
Safety board calls for new oil rail cars
April 7, 2015 - 8:00am
March 10, 2015
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
March 5, 2015
Kandiyohi County Historical Society Museum volunteers Allan Simon, left, Harley Aalfs and Dale Johnson prepare a piece of paneling that will be nailed to a stud wall being built in the background by Rollie Bahl, Loren Luschen and John Davis. (TRIBUNE/Rand Middleton)
Year of the Train
March 5, 2015 - 11:38pm
July 28, 2014
Benson cannot ticket trains blocking downtown intersections
July 28, 2014 - 11:14pm
July 11, 2014
Editorial: Oil-train safety starts right in the oil fields
July 11, 2014 - 6:00am
January 1, 2014
N.D. derailment reroutes trains, focuses attention on safety (with video)
January 1, 2014 - 10:16am
December 21, 2013
Editorial: Railway oil trains raising concerns
December 21, 2013 - 12:00am
September 14, 2013
Hold on to your hat: the Shinkansen (rhymes with Wisconsin), or bullet train, sails along at over 180 mph with no interference from freight or vehicular traffic. This shot is in Tokyo. Up to 13 bullet trains an hour, towing 16 cars each, may operate between the capital city and Osaka, Japan’s second largest button
Trains keep Japan flowing
September 14, 2013 - 12:04am