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August 19, 2016
Train derails special session plans
Minnesotans will not get tax cuts and will not see road and other public construction projects begin after the governor and legislative leaders failed to agree on a special session agenda. "I've concluded ... I am not going to call a special session," Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton said...
August 19, 2016 - 9:11am
May 24, 2016
Truck driver being charged in Callaway train derailment
The propane truck driver who authorities say caused the train crash and derailment in Callaway two months ago is being charged in the incident....
May 24, 2016 - 9:25am
March 25, 2016
Video: Town of Callaway evacuated following train derailment
The small Becker County town of Callaway - about 15 miles north of Detroit Lakes - has been evacuated after a Canadian Pacific train struck a...
March 25, 2016 - 7:52am
June 8, 2015
Two hurt in Minn. collision between train, car
BAXTER, Minn. - A BNSF Railway eastbound freight train collided with a car carrying two occupants Sunday at the West Gull River Road crossing...
June 8, 2015 - 8:39am
May 17, 2015
Oil safety lawsuit unhelpful
While the primary purpose of the American Petroleum Institute is to advocate for its member oil companies, it is disappointing that the institute’s narrow focus all but dismisses matters of public safety. So when the oil lobby this week asked a U.S. Court of Appeals to block rules...
May 17, 2015 - 5:15am
May 7, 2015
Derailment focuses attention on lack of Minnesota rail deal
ST. PAUL — A North Dakota oil train derailment reinforces the fact that Minnesota legislators have a week and a half left in their 2015 session...
May 7, 2015 - 8:16am
May 1, 2015
Oil trains' dangers fuel debate at Minn. Capitol
ST. PAUL—The Canadian Pacific and BNSF railroad tracks have run through the Twin Cities for years, but it's a recent cargo that's bringing them new scrutiny: North Dakota oil. Dozens of trains loaded with oil pass through Minnesota each week, many of them through the Twin Cities,...
May 1, 2015 - 8:35am
Couple decides to take train west, enjoy scenery instead of driving
When John and Karen Thorpe decided to travel west to see their daughter, they decided to take a more scenic route this time around. “We’re...
May 1, 2015 - 5:25am
February 25, 2015
Train derails northwest of Duluth
COTTON, Minn. -- Thirteen cars from a Canadian National Railway train bound for Duluth-Superior derailed in a rural area northwest of Duluth...
February 25, 2015 - 10:12pm
February 18, 2015
Man injured after being struck by train
A BNSF train collided with a vehicle that became stuck on the tracks in Perham Tuesday night, police said. The 21-year-old driver of the vehicle was taken to Perham Health, an Otter Tail County dispatcher said, relaying information provided by Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby. The...
February 18, 2015 - 11:45am
February 7, 2015
Broken rail caused Wadena train derailment
A broken rail has been determined as the cause of a 32-car derailment on the BNSF Railway line four miles northwest of Wadena on Dec. 1. BNSF recently wrapped up a two-month investigation into the derailment which spilled sugar and sugar products near Bluffton in Otter Tail County. The...
February 7, 2015 - 5:20am
February 6, 2015
New derailment ignites calls for safer rail cars
ST. PAUL -- Authorities began to clean up after a northeastern Iowa ethanol train derailment Thursday morning, at about the same time that rail safety advocates renewed calls to get rid of old, less safe rail tank cars that commonly carry crude oil through Minnesota and North Dakota. Canadian...
February 6, 2015 - 5:05am
Bus driver, student killed, dozen injured after school bus strikes train near Larimore, N.D.
LARIMORE, N.D. – A bus taking students home after school here Monday struck a westbound train, killing the driver, 62-year-old Max Danner,...
January 6, 2015 - 9:17am
December 16, 2014
Train hits pickup near Hawley, authorities search for victims
HAWLEY, MINN. - Authorities are searching for the owner of a vehicle hit by a BNSF train in Clay County overnight. It happened at the railroad crossing on County Road 31, south of Hawley at about 1:30 this morning. Clay County authorities tell us they believe the vehicle was...
December 16, 2014 - 8:31am
August 12, 2014
Minnesota planning ‘Bakken awareness 101’
LITTLE CANADA, Minn. -- Minnesota emergency services personnel will be trained and equipped in a few years to deal with oil train disasters,...
August 12, 2014 - 7:59am