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AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Crash near Ice Cracking Lake kills two, injures two
DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
Nielsen season best shot put in California
Foster's school record punctuates West Coast trip
No Mercy VIII May 19 in Mahnomen
Carrier places at NYWA State Wrestling
Laker softball splits at Bemidji to start season
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Delores D. Halverson
Armand A. Mayoue
Benneth "Benny" Braseth
Lottie Ann Thomas
Merle R. Meyer
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
January 15, 2015
Trains roll through low oil prices
January 15, 2015 - 8:19am
January 14, 2015
Perham gets $150,000 rail crossing safety grant
Perham has been selected as one of eight communities in Minnesota to receive state funding for railroad crossing improvements. The Minnesota Department of Transportation last week released a study on the rail lines that carry Bakken crude oil from North Dakota through Minnesota,...
January 14, 2015 - 12:30pm
January 2, 2015
Minn. study: Millions needed for rail safety
Minnesota needs to spend $244 million to improve railroad crossing safety where oil trains cross the state, the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
January 2, 2015 - 2:07pm
After derailment, BNSF expects to have full rail service restored by Thursday
WADENA, Minn. -- Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railways is expected to have both tracks open by Thursday, while at least partial service resumed...
December 2, 2014 - 9:12pm
December 1, 2014
Train derails in Otter Tail County
BLUFFTON, Minn. – Emergency responders are on the scene of a 32-car train derailment near Highway 10 just northeast of here, law enforcement...
December 1, 2014 - 9:19am
October 15, 2014
Gov. Dayton, business leaders gather in Duluth over rail-shipping concerns
DULUTH -- The titans of industry converged on University Minnesota Duluth’s Kirby Ballroom in the name of railway safety Tuesday. But all anyone wanted to talk about were the hardships brought to bear by Minnesota rail lines clogged with oil being transported from North Dakota’s...
October 15, 2014 - 8:41am
October 14, 2014
Minnesota leaders seek federal rail help
DULUTH -- Minnesota's leaders want federal help to ease railroad delays. U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Gov.
October 14, 2014 - 7:49am
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
October 9, 2014
BNSF, CP railroads report improved service progress
With wheat harvest in the late innings and soybean and corn harvests coming up, the region’s railroads are reporting better service progress. But, North Dakota’s number of past-due car orders far exceeds that of any surrounding states. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway,...
October 9, 2014 - 2:30pm
October 8, 2014
Improving rail safety: Area emergency responders to train on special rail tanker cars
Emergency responders in Fargo area will train on a special rail tanker car equipped with valves and fittings to help them better deal with derailments...
October 8, 2014 - 11:30am
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
September 24, 2014
Dayton wants North Dakota to make oil safer
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton latched onto a North Dakotan's suggestion about how to make oil safer to transport earlier this month and on Tuesday asked North Dakota leaders to take action. Dayton wrote to North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem...
September 24, 2014 - 8:07am
September 13, 2014
U.S. lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service
U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid. Rail backups in the Midwest are particularly acute...
September 13, 2014 - 1:30pm
August 12, 2014
Minnesota planning ‘Bakken awareness 101’
LITTLE CANADA, Minn. -- Minnesota emergency services personnel will be trained and equipped in a few years to deal with oil train disasters,...
August 12, 2014 - 7:59am
July 2, 2014
New Minnesota rail regulations are a safety net for increased oil by rail shipment
ST. PAUL — New Minnesota laws took effect Tuesday to improve the safety of citizens and rail workers who live and work near railroad tracks that carry crude oil through Minnesota. “Trains carrying crude oil pass through our communities every day,” said Gov. Mark Dayton in...
July 2, 2014 - 8:02am