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Band scheduled for St. Paul concert finds when they get there, drummer was left at ND rest stop on bathroom break
'Snakes in the grass:' 2 firms accused of scamming seniors, veterans
Charge: Fargo man scams Minnesota public assistance programs of more than $300,000 over six years
Stomp That Stigma, Becker County Energize pair up on trauma-sensitive trainings
Ringing in a new year...of campers: Stolen mess hall bell returned to Camp Cherith after 35 years
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Hagedorn honored with Lifetime Laker Booster award
Keeler-Johnson leaves DL for Valley City State
Natalie Roth third at Minnesota Women's Open
Two regional football teams testing out new helmet technology
Hoge to compete at Bobcat golf tournament
Column: The legend of Old Three Legs
Why it pays to keep a careful eye on your earnings record
Turning back the pages
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Painting past ALS: Man adapts by holding brush in mouth
friends & neighbors
Learning to lead: LEADERship Detroit Lakes now accepting applications
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota remain unchanged
Disney to end Netflix deal, sets launch of ESPN and Disney-branded streaming services
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Minnesota Resort & Campground Association launches Century Resort Recognition Program
Dixieland band coming to Pelican Rapids
Pageant kicks off Wolf Lake Harvest Fest this Friday
Perham's 47th Pioneer Festival set Aug. 19-20
A puppet pageant, times two: Performances set this weekend in NYM and Perham
National Aviation Day is Aug. 19
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Vivian (Silovich) Lee
Leonard "Pete" Thielen
Gene and Linda (Zurn) Walz
Kathleen "Kathy" Sharon Gigstead
Stephen John "Packy" Pachel
Byrne Ray Hildebrand
Klobuchar: 'Alternative facts' and muzzling the press are unacceptable
Lee Hamilton: My impression of nine presidents I've worked with
Letter: DL nurse supports Tobacco 21 initiative
Local produce star of this potato salad
Tribune Editorial: Why our blank front page today matters
Blue jays are fascinating to watch
Jig raps are a lot of work, but they catch walleye
Bluebirds in Minnesota are easy to love
Mille Lacs reopens to walleye fishing Aug. 12
Brad Laabs column: Old-school rigging still brings in the walleye
Consume those leafy greens for a healthy body
You've gotta have faith: Christian filmmakers start up business, teaching academy in rural Audubon
My Christmas in Denmark: Different traditions, same feel
Late arrival for New Year's baby: First birth of 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's is Azyloh Roberts
DLHS named 'Safe Sports School'
pine to palm
Gillam snaps Renner’s streak to take Super Senior crown
Piatz picks up second Pine to Palm Mid-Am title
Ystebo cruises to Pine to Palm Senior title
Chris Swenson captures the 85th Pine to Palm championship
Swenson versus Miller for Pine to Palm championship
September 3, 2015
Better communications may mean safer oil trains
MINNEAPOLIS — Communications is a key in preventing and battling oil train disasters, two U.S. senators learned Wednesday from public safety...
September 3, 2015 - 9:01am
July 8, 2015
Minnesota emergency managers want better railroad communications
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota emergency managers say railroads that haul crude oil should communicate with them better. "Planning done in a...
July 8, 2015 - 8:42am
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
August 27, 2010 - 10:16am
August 26, 2010
Rail crashes take a toll
All too often, a collision with a train is a deadly one. And there is nothing the train engineer can do about it. But, with a little education,...
August 26, 2010 - 8:00am