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After undergoing many surgeries, young patient writes book to help other kids at hospital
Barrel O'Fun hit with 45K MPCA fine
Becker County and Detroit Lakes look into possibility of merging their housing programs
Bundle up! Santa's Grand Parade is Monday in downtown DL
A heaven-sent buck: Buschette family shares one last hunting memory with father
Hornets start season on positive note
Big second half leads Bombers over Rebels
Mike Wammer signs off after 41 years at LP-A
Larsen's six-point night leads Lakers in rout
Lakers stun Nuggets in season-opening comeback
Dealing with PTSD: Brainerd vet, family struggle on home front
How to Cook a Turkey by a 3rd Grader
Social Security: Earnings test amounts for Social Security benefits have changed for 2015
An appetizer buffet: Baked Brie in Puff Pastry, Cranberry Sauce
Local resident earns title ‘U.S. Marine’
Friends & Neighbors
A ‘hometown’ feel: Ben Franklin is renamed in DL, Wadena
Some big box employees ‘give thanks’ for day off
Target hack a distant memory for most
Some national retailers promote decision to stay closed on Thanksgiving
MN gas prices take significant dip...again
A flare for entertaining: DL man talks about his ‘hot’ hobby and work as a fire spinner
Robert Robinson coming to Ulen’s Top Hat Theatre
Tim Sparks concert in Nisswa Dec. 5
Hjemkomst open this weekend
December is Universal Human Rights Month
Do your homework, then give
Opportunity for House GOP to be leaders for greater MN
Letter: Why was Highway 34-CR 29 intersection changed?
Don’t weasel out of reading this
Elections and open meeting law
Perham hunter bags rare Piebald deer
Warm and cold weather mix creates dangerous ice conditions
Fishing Lines: Innovations continue to change the fishing industry
North Words: Feathers provide birds with much more than the ability to fly
Resorters, anglers, allege DNR ignores ‘walleye heritage’
St. Luke's youth have a heart for the homeless
Thousands of deer hunters hitting the woods this weekend
Holy Rosary holding 32nd annual pie sale
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
October 10, 2014
ND Amtrak trains reverse directions
Amtrak’s temporary detour of Empire Builder trains has reversed directions in North Dakota. Eastbound passengers boarding or leaving Amtrak in northern and northeastern North Dakota are now traveling by buses between Minot and Fargo, bypassing Rugby, Devils Lake and Grand Forks,...
October 10, 2014 - 1:56pm
September 27, 2014
Amtrak detour continues: Construction delays slow BNSF track work
Amtrak’s Empire Builder detour will continue at least until late this year through eastern North Dakota, the result of construction delays along BSNF Railway tracks. Amtrak has been using chartered buses since May to make connections for westbound rail passengers traveling to...
September 27, 2014 - 1:30pm
February 12, 2014
BNSF pledges to improve service, end Amtrak detour
BNSF Railway promised Tuesday to provide more locomotives and workers in the next few weeks to break the logjam of rail shipments that has dismayed North Dakota farmers and forced the detour of passenger trains through the state. In a meeting with North Dakota’s congressional...
February 12, 2014 - 12:05pm
Oil field traffic forces Amtrak cancellations Friday and Sunday
FARGO – Heavy freight train traffic in the oil fields has canceled several of Amtrak’s passenger trips between Chicago and Spokane, Wash., through the weekend, disrupting service for hundreds of customers. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said freight congestion – combined...
December 12, 2013 - 9:01am
December 7, 2013
Bemidji truck driver dies in crash with Amtrak train
Friday afternoon a 2011 Kenworth semi tractor-trailer collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Todd County. The driver of the semi, Donald Ray Hedlund Sr., was pronounced dead at the scene. Hedlund, 57, of Bemidji was travelling northwest on 317th Street in Fawn Lake Township...
news / accidents
December 7, 2013 - 5:30pm
September 11, 2013
On-time trains a rarity for Amtrak passengers
The train is late. Again. It’s 2:30 a.m. on a Friday, and the Amtrak train that hauls passengers east was supposed to be here 15 minutes ago. Seventeen minutes, actually, if you’re a stickler for that sort of thing. Fifteen people, spread among rows of plastic chairs...
September 11, 2013 - 10:04am
July 17, 2013
Tips for traveling via the Empire Builder
My watch read 4 a.m. as I stood alone and groggy on the platform of downtown Fargo’s Amtrak station. Cold rain had started to fall, and I swore the sky in the east was starting to get light. When travelers plan a cross-country trip, taking the train isn’t always an option...
July 17, 2013 - 11:37am
June 21, 2013
Amtrak passenger arrested after police find 12.5 pounds of pot during Grand Forks stop
A California man was arrested in Fargo early today after police in Grand Forks found 12.5 pounds of marijuana hidden in an unattended bag on an Amtrak train while it was stopped at the Grand Forks Amtrak Depot. Fargo police arrested Caesar Jay Leal Jr., 25, Olivehurst, Calif. According...
news / crime
June 21, 2013 - 11:48am
March 24, 2009
Amtrak detours trains in North Dakota
BISMARCK - Amtrak says it's detouring its Empire Builder around three North Dakota communities for at least a week due to flooding. Spokesman Mark Magliari says the communities of Devils Lake, Grand Forks and Rugby will not have Amtrak service until further notice. He says passengers...
March 24, 2009 - 10:14am