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WILLISTON, N.D. – Last July 6, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota to a refinery in eastern Canada was left parked on a hillside in Quebec. It rolled backward down the hill, derailing and crashing into a small town, with railcars bursting into flames, killing 47 people.
INTERNATIONAL FALLS — A 28-year-old woman died Sunday after hanging herself in the Koochiching County Jail in International Falls, the sheriff’s office reported. Kathryn Marie Schneider of International Falls was...
ADA — A Norman County woman accused of trying to burn down the home of an Ada man in March has pleaded not guilty. Virginia Adams, 28, is charged with...
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials say they are ready to accept tax returns again and software companies have updated their products to take into account newly approved state tax breaks...
March ended Monday with a blast of winter weather for much of the Dakotas and Minnesota, closing highways, schools and public offices across the region. A blizzard warning was issued...
ST. PAUL — You can just see the commercial: “State Rep. Michael Beard refused to vote for a bill giving Minnesota’s transportation system a much-needed $50 million boost.”
FARGO, N.D. — Forecasters are confident that parts of the region will see two things today: heavy snow and howling winds.
ST. PAUL — Fixing ice-cold roads and preventing red-hot railcars are Minnesota lawmakers’ transportation priorities.
DULUTH — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton long has been opposed to legalizing marijuana, siding with law-enforcement concerns that legalization, even for medical reasons, opens the door to a rise in drug use and drug-related criminal activity.
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A Bemidji man was in custody after a 10-mile chase Friday night in Becker County in which two deputies fired their weapons. Ty Justin Andree, 23,...