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September 3, 2015
U.S. Sens. Al Franken of Minnesota and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin host a Minneapolis forum Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, during which political and public safety leaders from both states discuss issues they have with oil train safety. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis
Better communications may mean safer oil trains
September 3, 2015 - 9:01am
July 8, 2015
Cathy Velasquez Eberhart of St. Paul tells reporters Tuesday, July 7, 2015, that a new group is working to get oil trains out of her city's neighorhoods. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis
Minnesota emergency managers want better railroad communications
July 8, 2015 - 8:42am
September 13, 2014
U.S. lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service
September 13, 2014 - 1:30pm
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 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
February 4, 2014
William Briden, 91, was killed when the vehicle he was a passenger in was struck by a train at this intersection Sunday in Sabin, MN. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/David Samson
For most rural Minnesota crossings, just an 'X' marks the spot
February 4, 2014 - 8:04am
July 17, 2013
Amtrak’s Empire Builder offers passengers a 360-degree view from the comfortable Sightseer Lounge. SAM BENSHOOF/FORUM NEWS SERVICE
Tips for traveling via the Empire Builder
July 17, 2013 - 11:37am
February 13, 2013
Report blames crew error for Minnesota train collision
February 13, 2013 - 8:39am
March 27, 2012
Blake Ayling is shown in a photo used for his profile on his public Facebook page.
Roommate: UND student found dead along railroad tracks often used short cut
March 27, 2012 - 9:23am
October 1, 2010
Two Canadian National ore trains are stalled after colliding north of Two Harbors on Thursday evening. Five people were injured. (Clint Austin /
Trains collide near Two Harbors; five crew members injured
October 1, 2010 - 9:00am
September 22, 2010
Cleaning up the mess in Mahnomen are crews with speciality contractors that deal with railroad spills and derailment cleanups. Eight tanker cars, each with 20,000 gallons or more of canola oil, were involved in the derailment, though not all cars lost all their oil. Railroad officials were assessing the damage and pumping out the oil on Tuesday. (Nathan Bowe/Tribune)
Off the rails in Mahnomen
September 22, 2010 - 1:38pm
August 27, 2010
BNSF has safety on the fast track
August 27, 2010 - 3:14pm
Despite struggles, Duluth train victim never gave up on life
August 27, 2010 - 10:16am
August 26, 2010
An empty boxcar weighs about the same as a two-bedroom house, and can be filled with 300 tons of product. Two or three 200-ton locomotives can be pulling a 120-car train, loaded with 22 tons of fuel. "It's going to take that train longer to stop than what an engineer can typically see down the track," said George Warren, a former Burlington Northern Santa Fe engineer. (Brian Basham/Tribune)
Rail crashes take a toll
August 26, 2010 - 8:00am