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Hubbard County gravel road turns up glass, metal debris mix
Goodbye to the steam pipes
DL officer injured subduing suspect
Wildfire season isn't over yet
'Height-adjustable' desks are popular
Both DL track teams return to state True Team
Hornet boys second, girls fifth at 6A True Team
Perham takes fifth straight HOL girls golf meet
Minnesota announces bid for 2020 College Football Playoff championship game
Smith medalist again, Patriots upend Laker girls
Happy 30th Birthday!
Mother's Day 2015
Fresh cherries brighten flavor of this easy recipe
Taxes not usually withheld from Social Security, but you can choose to do so
LP-A band, choir at Disney World
Friends & Neighbors
Theater in DL re-opening in time for ‘Avengers’
Mayfield named DL Newspapers editor
Drewes joins b. Salon as independent sytlist
Beauchamp hired at Bell State Bank, DL
Managing money in step-families
Gathering at the Gala: Free music and arts fest coming to DL
Street Corner Renaissance in Ulen May 9
Fargo Theatre to feature Dawes, Brandi Carlile this summer
Artist opens studio in Pelican Rapids
Who’s who in ‘The Avengers’: A tutorial for new fans
Letter: Trains through DL need to be made more safe
Letter: Dems, Skoe transportation plan would raise your taxes
Firefighters working tirelessly this year
The headline read: ‘Man shoots computer’
Severe LGA cuts a betrayal
Low water, ice damage may make boat launches difficult
Otter Tail Lakes Country Fishing Report
Anticipation of an ‘opener to remember’
Black bears, abundant in MN, are rarely seen
Bass fishing opportunities expanded this year in MN
Tourism dollars add up in DL
Becker County pioneers saw tourism potential in area lakes
2015 Spring Home Magazine
2015 Spring Sports Magazine
2015 Business & Industry Review
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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