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Grilled lamb chops provide quick, flavorful meal
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MN legislature talks Sunday liquor sales
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Microsoft Dynamics Lunch ‘n Learn set
The Lodge receives Chairman’s Award
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MSUM hosting trio of authors at on-campus events April 13
Watch out for April Fool’s Day at library
Egg decorating class Tuesday at NYM center
Long Lake Theater season starts June 10
Letter: Some lake officials push back against ‘aggressive’ DNR stocking of muskie
Question was a deal-breaker
Help for problem gamblers
Letter: Big Tobacco continues to target kids with cigars, smokeless tobacco
State taxes hit rich and poor alike
Six of top 10 most popular state parks located in northern Minnesota
Signs of spring are all around: From migration to sugaring
Last week to ice fish
Comments sought on proposed deer goals
Governor’s budget would help maintain vitality of Minnesota state parks
Murder mystery at the Holmes
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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