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Speed limits upped on some roads
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Minnesota surplus up $832 million to $1.9 billion
Huwe makes return trip to state semifinals
Bombers advance with win over NCW
Bellefeuille scores 1,000th point in final game
Frazee places fourth at Class A state wrestling tournament
Lakers sweep season series from Spuds
Park Hotel was first hotel on corner
Turning back the pages
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Friday Matters: Everyday Christian
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Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Helping loved ones retire
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Congressional Art Competition seeks high school artists
Black Violin brings classical-modern flare to Holmes stage Thursday
Potato Dumpling Dinner to benefit elderly
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
Letter: Obama is a ‘proper’ Christian who loves America
Letter: Dayton’s infrastructure plan makes sense for MN
Letter: Obama’s ISIS strategy a ‘ghost in a snow storm’
Letter: Minimum wage increase isn’t the way out of poverty
Minnesota moose population still down
Take a trip for early open water fishing
Irruptions are common when food is limited, conditions harsh
Northland Fat Bike Rally to be held in Bemidji
Wild turkey opportunities explored in DNR class
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September 13, 2014
U.S. lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service
U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid. Rail backups in the Midwest are particularly acute...
news / legislative
September 13, 2014 - 1:30pm
April 16, 2014
Franken adds to push for more rail inspectors
MOORHEAD, Minn. – U.S. Sen. Al Franken spent part of Monday afternoon driving down Main Avenue alongside the railroad tracks in Moorhead, where five-plus trains haul millions of gallons of Bakken crude east through the city every day. That traffic – which Moorhead Mayor Del...
news / government
April 16, 2014 - 9:17am
April 2, 2014
Perham officials fear dangerous results from never-ending rail traffic
Every day, as many as 10 oil trains a day leave North Dakota and six to eight travel through Minnesota. They pass through places like Perham, a town of 3,000 in the heart of lakes country. The town may be small, but it is bustling with activity. On one side of the railroad tracks...
April 2, 2014 - 9:39am
February 4, 2014
For most rural Minnesota crossings, just an 'X' marks the spot
SABIN, Minn. – The railroad crossing where a 91-year-old died here Sunday was unguarded, with just a sign marking its presence and no arm gates or lights. In other words, it was like most railroad crossings in the state. About two-thirds of public railroad crossings in Minnesota...
February 4, 2014 - 8:04am
July 17, 2013
Tips for traveling via the Empire Builder
My watch read 4 a.m. as I stood alone and groggy on the platform of downtown Fargo’s Amtrak station. Cold rain had started to fall, and I swore the sky in the east was starting to get light. When travelers plan a cross-country trip, taking the train isn’t always an option...
July 17, 2013 - 11:37am
February 13, 2013
Report blames crew error for Minnesota train collision
TWO HARBORS, Minn. - The National Transportation Safety Board released its determination Tuesday that a head-on collision between two ore trains in 2010 north of Two Harbors was the result of crew error. The federal agency also said the Canadian National Railway Co. also deserves...
news / accidents
February 13, 2013 - 8:39am
March 27, 2012
Roommate: UND student found dead along railroad tracks often used short cut
The UND student found dead Saturday morning in the Grand Forks rail yard was apparently taking a short cut between his apartment and campus, according to police and his roommate. He may have clambered over or through a train blocking his way, said Lt. Jim Remer with the Grand Forks...
March 27, 2012 - 9:23am
October 1, 2010
Trains collide near Two Harbors; five crew members injured
Five crew members were injured in a head-on collision Thursday between two Canadian National trains north of Two Harbors, according to a CN spokesman in Chicago. Spokesman Patrick Waldron declined to characterize the extent of the injuries, but said Thursday night that two of the...
news / accidents
October 1, 2010 - 9:00am
September 22, 2010
Off the rails in Mahnomen
A railroad disaster drill held last week in the city of Mahnomen seemed eerily prescient when the real thing happened -- 13 cars in a southbound...
news / accidents
September 22, 2010 - 1:38pm
August 27, 2010
BNSF has safety on the fast track
Many Detroit Lakes residents rejoiced when Burlington Northern Santa Fe train horns stopped blowing a couple months ago and the city was officially named a Quiet Zone. But, train engineers aren't necessarily as happy about the new changes. "That's out of our hands. That's a...
Detroit Lakes / news
August 27, 2010 - 3:14pm
Despite struggles, Duluth train victim never gave up on life
Jason McLevis wanted the public to know that his aunt, Cathy Ann McLevis, was somebody. The 28-year-old Duluth man said that media portrayals of his aunt this week have led people to believe that she was "a homeless bum." "She was a highly intelligent, loving human being that loved...
news / accidents
August 27, 2010 - 10:16am