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Willmar Senior High School Homecoming Coronation video
Be on the alert for road closures this week in Willmar
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State Patrol confirms fatality in crash near Alexandria
Spicer couple injured in crash on Highway 23
Bluejays soar in four
Roundup: Wildcats snap streak with win over GSL
Basketball lifer Thibodeau ready to lead Timberwolves
Salute for Palmer planned at the Ryder Cup
Cardinal Pride to induct four into Hall of Fame
Brad Pitt expresses sadness over divorce filing
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt
Ticket prices for Prince tribute concert start at $19.99
Mikko Cowdery, QuadraFeelyAxs performing this weekend in Willmar
19th annual Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! festival to be held this weekend
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Citizens getting caught up in Minnesota River cleanup
Northland Outdoors: A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Reader News: RAPID Coalition effort
Poetry, pugs raise awareness for new FAFSA timeline
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Mary A. Krogfus
William "Bill" D. Latham
Donald R. Holmgren
Wallace "Wally" Heggestad
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Froma Harrop: Can Califorinia help lower drug prices?
George Will: A Republican worth voting for
Dionne: Debate moderators shouldn't duck
Larry.R. Swenson: Different requirements for some?
July 12, 2010
BNSF cleaning up after coal train derailment near Bismarck
BISMARCK -- BNSF Railway is cleaning up after a coal train derailment east of Bismarck. Thirty-one-cars went off the track Saturday afternoon, and 29 of them tipped on their sides. No one was hurt. The wreck sparked a small grass fire. Railroad spokeswoman Amy McBeth says the cause...
July 12, 2010 - 10:11am
April 10, 2010
BNSF: Permit needed for sidewalk that's been there 50 years
ATWATER -- A well-used sidewalk that has crossed the railroad tracks in Atwater for more than 50 years could be ripped up unless the city applies...
April 10, 2010 - 12:00am
January 22, 2010
Editorial: State in wrong on rail plan omission
The latest rail plan for Minnesota is far from comprehensive and state planners have again neglected southwest Minnesota in their strategic planning. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has conveniently left the Willmar BNSF rail corridor, also known as the Little Crow Transit...
January 22, 2010 - 12:00am
November 10, 2009
BNSF cuts jobs in Willmar rail yard
WILLMAR - Fifteen to 17 jobs in the Burlington Northern Santa Fe switching yard in Willmar are being eliminated as part of an overall reduction in BNSF's switching operations. Employees were notified this week that they are being furloughed. BNSF hopes to eventually call them back...
November 10, 2009 - 4:13pm
May 7, 2009
Bomb squad responses to suspicious object at BNSF yard in Grand Forks
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The Grand Forks Regional Bomb Squad has been called to investigate a suspicious object in the train yard behind the Burlington Northern Credit Union at 3030 Demers Ave. Burlington Northern Sante Fe railroad called police about the suspicious object at about 10...
May 7, 2009 - 12:00pm
March 20, 2009
3 accidents in 18 months lead to action at Pennock crossing
PENNOCK -- In the past 18 months, there have been three car-train collisions at a railroad crossing in Pennock. A resolution signed Tuesday...
March 20, 2009 - 12:00am
February 21, 2009
Granite Falls to pursue depot repair funds
GRANITE FALLS -- City Council members gave the Granite Falls Historical Society the go-ahead to apply for funding to remodel and repair the Great...
February 21, 2009 - 12:00am
January 2, 2009
Snow plow, sugar beet truck collide near BNSF train crossing in rural Breckenridge
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. - A collision between a snow plow and a sugar beet truck this morning has stopped train traffic south of here. The State Patrol and the Wilkin County Sheriff's Department responded to the crash that occurred around 5:15 a.m.
January 2, 2009 - 6:00am
December 30, 2008
Freight derailment on BNSF mainline in Montana affects 3,000 Amtrak passengers
December 30, 2008 - 9:00am
December 27, 2008
Ten cars of a BNSF train derail in Moorhead
Ten cars of a BNSF train derailed in Moorhead about 4 p.m. Friday, but the crash posed no threat to public safety, according to Chad Stangeland,...
December 27, 2008 - 8:00am
December 9, 2008
Crews work to reopen BNSF rail lines after ND derailment
December 9, 2008 - 11:00am
December 8, 2008
BNSF train derails northwest of Fargo; no one injured
PAGE, N.D. - Earl Belling was sitting in his living room when he heard what sounded like "big bombs" going off in his backyard. "I heard funny...
December 8, 2008 - 7:00am