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Beautiful weather graces the final weekend of Water Carnival
8 Minnesota counties declared disaster areas, with more expected
Record rains, funnel clouds and 80-mph winds batter region from Larimore, N.D., to Crookston, Minn.
Sealcoating on Airport Road today
Neighbor, 16, saves fire victim in St. Paul duplex
Thielen enters training camp fighting for WR spot
Area wrestlers to compete in biggest tourney in U.S.
LP-A’s Swegarden tosses 2 TDs in All-Star classic
Angels head into playoffs
U-18 squad finish in 2nd place
In the Zone
New United Way president wants us to ‘pay it forward’
Photo of the Day
This guy’s got glass: Detroit Lakes artist creates stories using glass and light
Detroit Lakes FFA members travel to D.C. for conference
Youth attends language village immersion program
Friends & Neighbors
WE Fest 2014
79th Annual Northwest Water Carnival
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Garfield company making its mark in the archery field
Brad Laabs: High water can cause dramatic changes on area lakes
Blane Klemek: Adaptable kestrels probably the most observed raptor
Now is the time to take a hunter safety course
Lake Mille Lacs night fishing opens July 21
Gasoline experts say ‘shop around’ for dips
Plain language award celebrated in MN
Norby traveling to D.C. for retail conference
DL woman opens up pet sitting business
Summer day care means tax credit
‘Survey shows’ is a good trend in itself
Jeff Van Wychen: Price of government to hit all time low
The race for campaign cash
Letter: Minimum wage increase a win-win
Teach your children common facts
Creedence, revisited: Band to play at Shooting Star Casino this Friday
Frazee Turkey Days is next weekend
Minnesota author to hold book signing in Detroit Lakes Saturday
Northwest Water Carnival continues through this weekend in Detroit Lakes
‘History Hike through Frazee’ starts at Lions Park July 26
September 11, 2013
On-time trains a rarity for Amtrak passengers
The train is late. Again. It’s 2:30 a.m. on a Friday, and the Amtrak train that hauls passengers east was supposed to be here 15 minutes ago. Seventeen minutes, actually, if you’re a stickler for that sort of thing. Fifteen people, spread among rows of plastic chairs...
September 11, 2013 - 10:04am
June 18, 2013
Drunken man nearly hit by train at Main Ave. intersection
FARGO – BNSF Railway conductors had a scare Monday morning after barely missing a man who managed to roll off the train tracks he was sitting on in time to miss the oncoming train, police said. Deputy Chief Pat Claus said police were called to the 1700 block of Main Avenue about...
June 18, 2013 - 8:11am
May 28, 2013
Man struck, killed by train in downtown Fargo
FARGO – A man was killed early this morning after being struck by a train in downtown Fargo. The incident was reported at 4 a.m. at Main Avenue and Fourth Street North. The victim, believed to be an adult male, was dead at the scene, according to the Fargo Fire Department. No...
news / accidents
May 28, 2013 - 8:39am
March 29, 2013
Minnesota pollution agency lowers estimate of oil spilled in derailment
Minnesota officials have reduced their estimate of how much Canadian crude oil spilled Wednesday when a train derailed in Otter Tail County. And the track was cleaned off, fixed and back in use by about noon Thursday. The latest estimate from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency...
news / accidents
March 29, 2013 - 8:16am
March 27, 2013
Train carrying oil derails near Parkers Prairie, Minn.
PARKER’S PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A train carrying crude oil derailed near Parkers Prairie just after 6 a.m. this morning. The Canadian Pacific Railroad train was traveling southeast through Otter Tail County when it lost its air brakes and went into emergency mode, according to the Otter...
news / accidents
March 27, 2013 - 2:22pm
September 23, 2010
After derailment, rail line opens near Mahnomen
Canadian Pacific Railways got their line in Mahnomen opened about 2 a.m. Wednesday as cleanup continued in the derailment of 13 cars on a through...
September 23, 2010 - 10:03am
April 7, 2010
Train victim named
A Detroit Lakes woman was killed Tuesday morning by a train at the Washington Avenue crossing. A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck...
April 7, 2010 - 8:00am
March 14, 2009
Man hit by train in Moorhead
The man hit by a train Friday night in Moorhead has been identified by police as 61-year-old Gary Cargle of Moorhead. The incident happened shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday near Main Avenue and 14th Street. Officers found Cargle lying between the rails under the second engine of...
March 14, 2009 - 2:10pm
December 26, 2008
BNSF train derails in Moorhead
Ten cars of a BNSF train derailed in Moorhead about 4 p.m. today, but the crash posed no threat to public safety, according to Chad Stangeland, acting officer for the Moorhead Fire Department. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said the train derailed as it was pulling into the Dilworth...
December 26, 2008 - 6:45pm
December 10, 2008
Holiday Train rolls into Detroit Lakes on Monday
Wednesday, Dec. 10 Artists' Forum The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is hosting its monthly Artists' Forum at 7 p.m. in the Detroit Lakes Public Library. All visual artists are welcome to attend. 'Christmas Love' The Detroit Lakes Christian Women's Club presents Christmas...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am
August 1, 2008
Authorities identify man killed by train south of Mahnomen
MAHNOMEN - The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim of a train/pedestrian accident that occurred early Friday as Rueben Edward Burnette, 17, of Naytahwaush. Canadian Pacific Railway dispatch notified authorities about 3:24 a.m.
August 1, 2008 - 12:00am