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Cormorant’s new top dog
A two-story addition to DL High School?
Get to Lund Church early on Sept. 27
Swenson, Wenner will face off in November elections for the title of Becker County Recorder
Frazee to be named Trail Town, hikes offered on Sept. 27 to celebrate
Perham's Hein scores twice in BSU loss
Pequot Lakes blanks Green Wave
UND claims 13-3 win over visiting Stony Brook
No. 5 Bombers drop 43 points on NCW to remain undefeated
Perham blanks Roseau for homecoming win
From pros to beginners, 600 ride in Laddies Loppet
Holly McCamant: Why I hope girls don’t turn to the Paleo Diet
Fall Festival: Frazee to host family activities
M State campuses to host free fall career exploration workshops
Touchdowns & Tailgate at Mollberg Field today
Friends & Neighbors
WDAZ wins Emmy for team coverage in GF
Minnesota jobs up 6,100
MN gas prices down this week, this year
DL chiropractors pursuing new ventures
Minnesota gas prices at Sept. standstill
Vocal group Cantus coming to DL’s Holmes Theatre Tuesday
Pumpkin Fest begins Thursday in Lake Park
Open Mic Night Tuesday at NYM Cultural Center
ITOW museum to host reception for veterans’ art exhibit this Thursday
DL Methodist church to hold fall supper
Franklin Jackson Jr.
Good news on jobs, income
New Iraq strategy won’t solve underlying issues
Cass Lake AIS find is all too common
Seniors on the move: Is an herbal remedy right for your ills?
Letter: U.S. Senate candidate running campaign of hate
Deer hunters’ group initiates hunter observation survey
Fishing Lines: Which bait is the best for fall fishing?
North Words: Yellow-bellied sapsuckers, northern flickers only around a few months
Cabin close-up is the time to inspect for AIS
Brad Laabs: As weather goes, so goes September fishing
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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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