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Help for Becker County’s shallow lakes
Ogema woman gets prison time for check forgery
Museum to host art fundraiser
Lakers hit goal of winning 18 games
Vikings to dip into free agency
Lady Hornets’ playoffs run ends
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Rebels overcome halftime deficit, beat Vikings in OT
In the Zone
Immersed in literature one word at a time
French toast brunch with Rep. Green in Lake Park Saturday
Social Security: Money earned pre-retirement shouldn’t reduce benefits
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Remmen named to U of M dean’s list
Friends & Neighbors
Prairie chicken blind available next month at Hamden Slough
Brad Laabs: When do you think area lakes will be ice free?
Blane Klemek: Like Aladdin’s carpet, flying squirrels really don’t fly — they glide
Learn how to make maple syrup at Minnesota state parks
Bear researcher's two-week ‘trial’ concludes; judge will issue report in late April
Another try at Sunday liquor sales could start with 'baby step'
DL's Chris Reep earns top honors for growth
General surgeon joins Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes
A view from the top: Detroit Mountain construction in full force
ProBuild hires new general manager for DL, Hawley
Women’s history: by the numbers
Teacher exams important but not a one-size-fits-all
Eric Bergeson: Young or old, we’re all ‘phonies’
Letter: Thanks for your ‘Giving Hearts’ Becker County
Here’s how to get public records
Grace Lutheran hosts Hop Into Spring Dinner March 22
Danell Haspel: ‘Wearin’ of the Green’ at Detroit Lakes Library
Piano duo to perform two concerts as part of Motion theater fundraiser Saturday at Holmes
Lakes Area Chorale, Youth Choir to make debut at March 9 concert in DL
Detroit Lakes library full of Dr. Seuss magic this month
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Miss Northwest Committee looking for volunteers
Northland Real Estate Guide
Guide to Becker County 2014
March 6, 2014
Minnesota lawmaker seeks more state railroad oil safety oversight
ST. PAUL – Western North Dakota’s oil boom puts Minnesota in a dangerous position, a key Minnesota lawmaker says, and the state should increase its rail oil safety oversight. Most of the highly volatile oil moves from the Bakken oilfields through Minnesota. “We are at...
news / legislative
March 6, 2014 - 9:30am
February 20, 2014
Emergency responders want Legislature's help with safety concerns as crude oil is transported through state
ST. PAUL – Local emergency responders say they want the state’s help handling safety concerns as crude oil travels on railroads, highways and pipelines through their communities, but the Legislature has little time to act on the issue this year and many questions to answer. The...
news / legislative
February 20, 2014 - 8:23am
February 13, 2014
Lawmakers seek oil transportation fee for safety programs
ST. PAUL -- Improved crude oil safety measures should be funded by charging 0.01 cent per gallon on all crude transported in Minnesota, the state Legislature's transportation finance chairmen said Wednesday. “This particular oil is especially volatile and as we have seen through...
news / government
February 13, 2014 - 8:03am
February 5, 2014
Train sprays oil for nearly 70 miles
RED WING, Minn. - A southbound Canadian Pacific train leaked a trail of about 12,000 gallons of crude oil Monday morning after passing through Red Wing, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. MPCA emergency responders worked with railroad personnel throughout the...
news / accidents
February 5, 2014 - 8:21am
January 29, 2014
Transportation Board: Oil cars a threat
Railroads should re-route oil-filled trains to avoid heavily populated areas, according to recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board. The board also urged transportation regulators to work with railroads to make sure they have plans in place to handle “worst-case”...
January 29, 2014 - 1:00pm
August 18, 2013
Keen eye, true aim needed for spike-driving contest
Though he has been competing in Canadian Pacific Railroad’s spike driving contest since 2006 — and has won the U.S. regional contest for two years in a row — Marty Carlson admitted that he was a little worried heading into the first heat of the competition Wednesday afternoon...
August 18, 2013 - 7:00am
July 4, 2012
Perham considers 'Quiet Zones' at railroad crossings
City officials are considering making Perham a "Quiet Zone." The designation would mean far less train noise, as crews would no longer be required to sound the horn at railroad crossings. At a meeting last week, City Manager Kelcey Klemm brought a proposal to city councilors that...
July 4, 2012 - 1:39pm
September 21, 2010
Freight train derails in Mahnomen
A southbound Canadian Pacific freight train partially derailed in the city of Mahnomen late Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported in the 13-car derailment, which blocked the Highway 200 crossing, according to the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department. Mahnomen Fire Department...
news / accidents
September 21, 2010 - 8:52am
November 12, 2008
Railroad freight included bodies, bread and birds
Coming down the tracks today are more railroading stories, including these from Jim Larson of Detroit Lakes, Minn., past president of the Great Northern Railway Historical Society. Jim, although never a full-time railroad employee, used to spend summers helping his father, Harry,...
November 12, 2008 - 12:00am
October 18, 2008
RR quiet zone may yet come this year
Detroit Lakes officials hope to implement a "whistle-free zone" on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad corridor by the end of the year -- but that timeline depends on how negotiations go with the railroad and the Federal Railroad Administration. "We're going to silence the...
October 18, 2008 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
City in negotiations with railroad over Whistle-Free Zone crossings
The three BNSF railroad crossings through Detroit Lakes are still scheduled for Whistle Free Zone status, but the city is having some contract issues with the railroad in the mean time. City Administrator Bob Louiseau said everything physically that needs to be done for the Whistle...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am