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May 15, 2014
Click It or Ticket campaign beginning May 19
May 15, 2014 - 3:30pm
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
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 12, 2014
Cops focus on distracted driving
April 12, 2014 - 8:30am
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
February 28, 2014
Three men representing fire departments and firefighters tell a Minnesota House committee Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, that they need state aid to adequately prepare for potential oil disasters. From left are Brooklyn Park Fire Chief Ken Prillaman, Savage Fire Chief Joel McColl and President Chris Parsons of Minnesota Professional Firefighters. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis
Minnesota public safety leaders tell legislators they worry about major crude oil transportation disasters
February 28, 2014 - 8:21am
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
January 29, 2014
Transportation Board: Oil cars a threat
January 29, 2014 - 1:00pm
January 19, 2014
It’s Snowmobile Safety Awareness Week
January 19, 2014 - 3:00pm