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October 22, 2017
The barge Great Lakes Trader and tug Joyce L. VanEnkevort docked at the CN ore dock in Duluth earlier this month. The Great Lakes Trader, built in 2000, is 740-feet long, 78-feet wide and displaces 40,922 tons at design waterline, according to its owner, VanEnkevort tug & Barge, Inc., of Escanaba, Mich. The 135-foot long, 10,200 horsepower, twin screw Joyce L. VanEnkevort was built in 1997. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Advent of the tug-barge: Lake freighter yields to barge traffic on Great Lakes
October 22, 2017 - 6:00am
October 14, 2017
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AgweekTV: Rina’s Garden is growing up some big things in Kindred, N.D.
October 14, 2017 - 8:30am
August 23, 2016
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A recent court decision requires the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company to honor a contract making the Glacial Plains Cooperative its exclusive grain handler.
Judge orders Benson ethanol company to comply with grain handling contract
August 23, 2016 - 11:30pm
Federal crop subsidies could vary widely for Minnesota farmers
March 23, 2016 - 5:30am
March 19, 2016
The Atwater Elevator, owned by Stan and Nick Lilleberg, closed March 1. The property is for sale. (CAROLYN LANGE | TRIBUNE)
Atwater Elevator now closed, remains for sale
March 19, 2016 - 12:10am
September 21, 2015
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, center, awaits paperwork Monday at a St. Paul ceremony in which Taiwan promised to buy American corn and soybeans. At right is Chairman Keith Schrader of the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council. Near the left end is President Bruce Peterson of the Minnesota Corn Growers’ Association. (DON DAVIS | TRIBUNE)
Taiwan buys Minnesota grain
September 21, 2015 - 11:29pm
July 28, 2015
Ron Meiyen with Wiesner Construction of Clear Lake, South Dakota, guides pouring concrete Tuesday for a $19 million project at the Farmer’s Cooperative Elevator site in Montevideo. The Hanley Falls Farmers Elevator Cooperative and West-Con are expanding their respective Montevideo and Appleton facilities to take advantage of the markets they can reach with the TC & W Rail line. (TOM CHERVENY | TRIBUNE)
Shifting the continental divide of grain
July 28, 2015 - 11:40pm
December 14, 2014
Documents cast doubt on BNSF’s reasons for shipping delays
December 14, 2014 - 11:37pm
May 11, 2014
Grain trains almost a month behind in N.D.
May 11, 2014 - 11:25pm
February 22, 2014
Barriers to Bushels Program slated Monday in Willmar
February 22, 2014 - 8:00am
December 14, 2013
Farmers lose as bumper grain harvest overwhelms ships, trains
December 14, 2013 - 8:19am
October 29, 2012
UPDATED: New Ulm, Minn., man identified as killed at Buffalo Lake elevator
October 29, 2012 - 9:27am
January 23, 2012
Crews from Hansen Construction work Friday to remove grain bins by the Spicer Elevator. Once asbestos reports are completed, the entire elevator will be removed this year. All the materials from the demolition will be recycled. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Spicer elevator to be razed and recycled
January 23, 2012 - 12:00am
February 3, 2011
Willmar rescue and law enforcement personnel work on the rescue of a rail employee Thursday morning at an accident scene in the BNSF Railway yard in Willmar, Minn. The injured employee was extracted from the accident scene about 11 a.m. this morning and airlifted to a trauma center. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Update: Railroad worker rescued after being pinned under grain car in Willmar BNSF yard accident
February 3, 2011 - 2:44pm
January 10, 2011
Traffic on the intersection of Litchfield Avenue and First Street in Willmar was blocked for several hours Sunday after a truck hauling grain got hung up on the corner. Grain from the stuck truck was vacuumed from the vehicle and transferred to other trucks before the truck could be moved. For more information on the accident, please turn to Records on Page A8. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Grain truck hung up: Willmar traffic snarled by semi mishap
January 10, 2011 - 12:00am
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