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May 14, 2014
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Wednesday, May 14, 2014, that he wants pipeline safety provisions included in a bill that now focuses only on oil train safety. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis
Oil safety provisions avoid pipelines
May 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
May 12, 2014
Crews work to clear the debris at the scene of the BNSF derailment. No one was hurt and the incident did not involve any hazardous material or pose a threat to public safety, according to the Cass County MN Sheriff’s Department, when fifty train cars carrying coal derailed at about 11:48 p.m. Sunday in Sylvan Township, west of Pillager, Minn. BRAINERD DISPATCH/Steve Kohls
50 coal train cars derail in Pillager, Minn.
May 12, 2014 - 12:00pm
April 16, 2014
Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams and U.S. Sen. Al Franken take a look at a railroad crossing and traffic at the intersection of 21st St. S. and Main Avenue SE Monday, April 14, 2014, during a tour of local railroad crossings and to discuss efforts to increase rail safety in the region. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Dave Wallis
Franken adds to push for more rail inspectors
April 16, 2014 - 9:17am
April 2, 2014
Perham Mayor Tim Meehl poses for a portrait last month during a break in train traffic. Of the estimated 50 trains that pass through Perham daily, six to eight are pulling oil tank cars. MPR NEWS/Ann Arbor Miller
Perham officials fear dangerous results from never-ending rail traffic
April 2, 2014 - 9:39am
March 26, 2014
Peter Lidiak of the American Petroleum Institute testifies Tuesday, March 25, 2014, that pipeline companies already have plans to respond to spills, something also in state legislative bills being debated. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis
Minnesota bills focus on communications during response to oil spills
March 26, 2014 - 8:22am
March 19, 2014
Brooklyn Park Fire Chief Ken Prillaman tells the Minnesota House public safety committee on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, that he supports a bill that would provide funds for first-responders to be trained and equipped to fight oil fires. Looking on in Rep. Debra Hillstrom of Brooklyn Center. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis
Committee moves toward oil disaster preparedness
March 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
Tanker cars that carry crude oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota have become part of the freight mix for Burlington Northern Santa Fe going through DL. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham
Oil traffic causes BNSF slowdown
March 19, 2014 - 4:00pm
March 14, 2014
BNSF workers and a hazardous materials team clean up fuel that spilled from a CSX locomotive on the outskirts of Randall, Minn., on Thursday morning, March 13, 2014. Emergency personnel were called at 9 a.m. Friday from the central Minnesota town. Railroad workers  and the hazardous materials team were collecting and wiping up fuel that apparently overflowed after a line break on the engine. BRAINERD DISPATCH/Steve Kohls
Train spills small amount of fuel in central Minnesota
March 14, 2014 - 8:33am
March 6, 2014
Vice President Brian Sweeney of BNSF Railway Co. tells a Minnesota House committee Wednesday, March 5, 2014, that railroads have a good and improving safety record. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis
Minnesota lawmaker seeks more state railroad oil safety oversight
March 6, 2014 - 9:30am
February 20, 2014
Minnesota's legislative leaders gather Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, for a Forum News Service-sponsored pre-session briefing. From left are House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt of Crown, House Speaker Paul Thissen of Minneapolis, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook and Senate Minority Leader David Hann of Eden Prairie. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Michael Longaecker
Emergency responders want Legislature's help with safety concerns as crude oil is transported through state
February 20, 2014 - 8:23am
February 13, 2014
Phillip Qualy of the United Transportation Union tells reporters near a St. Paul railyard Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, that trains can transport crude oil safely, but more railcar inspections are needed. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis
Lawmakers seek oil transportation fee for safety programs
February 13, 2014 - 8:03am
February 5, 2014
Train sprays oil for nearly 70 miles
February 5, 2014 - 8:21am
January 29, 2014
Transportation Board: Oil cars a threat
January 29, 2014 - 1:00pm
August 18, 2013
Marty Carlson of Canadian Pacific Railroad drives a railroad spike by hand north of Mahnomen Wednesday afternoon as part of the railroad’s spike driving competition. Each competitor is timed while they set and drive three spikes by hand. BRIAN BASHAM/RECORD
Keen eye, true aim needed for spike-driving contest
August 18, 2013 - 7:00am
July 4, 2012
Perham considers 'Quiet Zones' at railroad crossings
July 4, 2012 - 1:39pm