Skip to main content
Detroit Lakes Online
Woman sentenced for ramming pickup, fleeing police officer
'Change in 24' raises funds for patients battling cancer
Charge dismissed against teen who left fake bomb in Peoples Park
'In Spite of Heroin': Area mom pens book about surviving twin sons’ addictions
Tags: Detroit Lakes
Lakers rout Rebels in season-opener
Thielen paved the way for fellow MSU-Mankato alumnus
Raiders, Greyhounds to meet for Fosston holiday title
Offensive woes continue for Laker girls
Pelican Rapids completes sweep at Frazee
Want to be a snowbird?: Here’s what you should know before ‘taking flight’
In search of cultural identity in a new country
Establishing an early homestead in Becker County (Part 2 of 3)
Reacting the christian way
Friends & Neighbors
Average MN gas prices up 5 cents
Styles on Willow has a new hair stylist
Essentia Health welcomes family medicine physician in Park Rapids
Is your sewer skewered?: Local man designs system to prevent frozen sewer vents
Essentia Health welcomes orthopedic surgeon in Detroit Lakes
Meet author Jerry Mevissen Sunday in Wadena
Bus trip to see Takei's 'Allegiance' on Tuesday, Dec. 13: One-night-only screening of Broadway play about Japanese-Americans’ ordeal during World War II to be held at West Acres Cinema
The power of music: Christmas Sing-Along fundraiser set for Sunday at Holmes Theatre
Grace Lutheran to host Holiday Vendor Fair
'World's best tribute to young Elvis' comes to Detroit Lakes Saturday
Diana Lynn Aker
Robert Alfred (Bob) Anderson
Helen C. Erickson
Eugene (Gene) A. Nelson
Melvin Martin Goodman
Pipeline protesters in ND win Pyrrhic victory
Mourning a friend who survived Pearl Harbor--and helped win WWII
Guest editorial: Don't ditch local businesses this Christmas
Does penalizing airlines for customer service infractions do any good?
Don't curse the clouds, they have surprising benefits
December is a good month for pheasant hunting
Towering trees of Itasca Park are from a bygone age
It's December, bring on the ice fishing!
This is the time to go after trophy muskies
Wanted: More deer hunters in Minnesota
Men's Chorus Christmas concert set Sunday in Pelican Rapids
An explosion of everything Christmas: Detroit Lakes woman creates holiday wonderland in her home
MN children's book author coming to DLCCC Thursday
Tuxes & Tails: Rescued dogs, tuxedo’d handlers to strut their stuff on the runway this coming Friday
'An Andy and Bing Christmas': Former NFL player to bring classic Christmas show to DL
Pine to Palm
May 5, 2016
Railroads promise more Minnesota safety money
ST. PAUL -- Railroads carrying hazardous materials across Minnesota came forward Wednesday with a plan to pay more for safer road crossings and training. "The railroads plan to step forward and assist beyond that they usually do," railroad lobbyist John Apitz told House and Senate...
May 5, 2016 - 8:13am
February 7, 2016
Dayton’s Jobs Bill includes $124 million in rail safety
Major rail underpass work in Moorhead is one of the projects included in Gov. Dayton’s 2016 Jobs Bill, which would make a total investment of $124 million in rail safety projects across Minnesota. Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and local elected officials recently visited the site of a proposed...
February 7, 2016 - 5:30am
September 3, 2015
Better communications may mean safer oil trains
MINNEAPOLIS — Communications is a key in preventing and battling oil train disasters, two U.S. senators learned Wednesday from public safety...
September 3, 2015 - 9:01am
July 8, 2015
Minnesota emergency managers want better railroad communications
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota emergency managers say railroads that haul crude oil should communicate with them better. "Planning done in a...
July 8, 2015 - 8:42am
June 27, 2015
Sen. Al Franken: Making rail safety a top priority in MN
Minnesotans have always known how important safe, reliable rail service is to our state’s economy. Farmers and businesses have come to depend upon rail as an indispensable method of moving Minnesota products across the state and to markets around the world. But in recent years,...
June 27, 2015 - 5:45am
June 12, 2015
MnDOT working to reduce rail crossing fatalities, injuries
June is Rail Crossing Safety Awareness month and the Minnesota Department of Transportation and Minnesota Operation Lifesaver remind citizens about the importance of safety around trains. “Minnesota ranks in the top 15 states with the most highway-rail grade crossing incidents,”...
June 12, 2015 - 5:10am
May 17, 2015
Oil safety lawsuit unhelpful
While the primary purpose of the American Petroleum Institute is to advocate for its member oil companies, it is disappointing that the institute’s narrow focus all but dismisses matters of public safety. So when the oil lobby this week asked a U.S. Court of Appeals to block rules...
May 17, 2015 - 5:15am
May 7, 2015
Derailment focuses attention on lack of Minnesota rail deal
ST. PAUL — A North Dakota oil train derailment reinforces the fact that Minnesota legislators have a week and a half left in their 2015 session...
May 7, 2015 - 8:16am
May 1, 2015
Oil trains' dangers fuel debate at Minn. Capitol
ST. PAUL—The Canadian Pacific and BNSF railroad tracks have run through the Twin Cities for years, but it's a recent cargo that's bringing them new scrutiny: North Dakota oil. Dozens of trains loaded with oil pass through Minnesota each week, many of them through the Twin Cities,...
May 1, 2015 - 8:35am
March 17, 2015
Dayton touts transportation plan that would raise gasoline taxes
MOORHEAD, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton traveled here Monday to Minnesota’s gateway for booming oil shipments by rail to tout his proposals for tackling the state’s multibillion-dollar transportation challenges. The governor’s plan includes state funding for a $43 million underpass...
March 17, 2015 - 10:56am
March 14, 2015
Marquart advances rail debate
The initial reaction to Rep. Paul Marquart’s, DFL-Dilworth, oil train safety proposal is Republican anti-tax boilerplate. While giving lip service to the need to improve rail safety as it applies to oil trains rumbling through Minnesota communities, Republican leaders in the House...
March 14, 2015 - 5:55am
March 10, 2015
State leaders disagree on rail oil safety approach
ST. PAUL -- There is no overall agreement on how to prevent Minnesota oil train explosions. Democrats want to raise railroad taxes $100 million...
March 10, 2015 - 11:13pm
February 6, 2015
New derailment ignites calls for safer rail cars
ST. PAUL -- Authorities began to clean up after a northeastern Iowa ethanol train derailment Thursday morning, at about the same time that rail safety advocates renewed calls to get rid of old, less safe rail tank cars that commonly carry crude oil through Minnesota and North Dakota. Canadian...
February 6, 2015 - 5:05am
BNSF announces $326 million in projects for Minnesota in 2015
MINNEAPOLIS -- A leading rail company announced Thursday a $326 million spending plan to repair and update its infrastructure in Minnesota. BNSF...
February 6, 2015 - 5:00am
January 16, 2015
Minnesota study shows lack of oil safety training
ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesota public safety workers say they are not prepared to deal with an oil train or pipeline accident. They told the state Public Safety Department they are not adequately trained and some did not know what type of equipment they need to fight an oil fire, the...
January 16, 2015 - 8:14am