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Minn. man, 75, dies, three teens injured in crash on icy Highway 71 near Bemidji
Man accused of shoplifting over $2,000 from DL Walmart
Holiday blood drive scheduled Saturday in DL
'This was a difficult day,' immigration judge says as he rules to deport Minnesota man
Flu vaccine could be less effective this year
Pederson goes for 35, but Titans take subsection rematch
State-ranked Perham cruises by Frazee
Raider girls pick up second victory
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Laker wrestlers impressive in win over Bemidji
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
Gov. Dayton proclaims 'Acts of Kindness Week' statewide
friends & neighbors
Minnesota fuel costs down 3.2 cents per gallon
Jobs aplenty: Becker County's unemployment rate is lowest it's been in decades
Fuel cost down 2.6 cents last week
Essentia Health Oak Crossing Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes is one of the best in the nation
Sanford Health acquires stake in German hospital system
'Member of the Family': New book captures both the allure and horror of Charles Manson
Medora Christmas tour en route to Detroit Lakes: Musical set for Dec. 15 at George Simson Auditorium
'Rock & Roll Christmas' returns to DL's Holmes Theatre on Dec. 14
Dallas Holm to perform at The Refuge in DL this Sunday
'Winter Harvest' is in: New commemorative book on ice harvesting to be launched Saturday at BC Museum
Tom & Bertha
Robert and Marilynn Halverson
Blanch A. Olson
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Rosalynn "Rose" Bekkerus
Beatrice M. Mertens
Lee Hamilton column: Balancing out the lobbyists
Updated: Winona LaDuke column: With Franken, Dems threw out baby with the bathwater
Making the most of Minnesota apprenticeships
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
Lynn Hummel column: Mind your own business
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
Brad Laabs column:Changes coming for northern pike fishing
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in northern Minnesota forest
Wild turkeys present hunting challenge
The smart move now is: Stay off the ice!
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
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
pine to palm
Israelson qualifies for U.S. Amateur
Defending champ to skip Pine to Palm for pro pursuits
Pine to Palm: Thursday Spotlight
83rd Pine to Palm
Welle returning to defend 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