A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Up the Mountain
I had a decision to make. After the small-town experiences in Henan province, was I going to travel north to sight-see the Longmen Caves? There, centuries ago, Buddhist monks decorated hundreds of cav... Posted on 8/11/12 at 8:36 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Up the Mountain; In the Now
I had a decision to make. After the small-town experiences of Henan province, was I going to travel north to sight-see the Longmen Caves? There, centuries ago, Buddhist monks decorated hundreds of c... Posted on 8/24/11 at 3:40 PM
STAFF BLOG THE FARM BLEAT Chugga-chugga choo-choo
Do you have a bucket list? Is there something you really want to do before you kick the bucket?
For me, Id probably say that traveling to the Outer Banks to view the lighthouses would top my list. ... Posted on 6/16/11 at 9:38 AM
THE FLENSBURG FILES Thanks for telling us how to drive, (....)!
It is a site that none of us wanted to see after 2008, the year of the economic collapse. At about this time last year, we were dealing with $4 a gallon gas in a time span between Easter and Labor Day... Posted on 4/21/11 at 5:36 PM
PARKERS PRAIRIE –– Minnesota officials have reduced their estimate of how much Canadian crude oil spilled Wednesday when a train derailed in Otter Tail County. The track was cleaned off, fixed and back in use by about noon Thursday.
Stephen J. Lee/Forum News Service
, March 28, 2013
Nobles County Sheriff’s deputies, Bigelow Fire Department members and railroad personnel await the arrival of a railroad official Wednesday following an accident involving a train and an agricultural sprayer. The collision occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday at the railroad crossing on 320th Street, where the current Minnesota 60 detour begins north of Bigelow. No one was injured in the accident.
No injuries reported from Monday night incident
BREWSTER — The cause of a 23-car train derailment northeast of Brewster Monday night remains under investigation, although cleanup efforts have already wrapped up and the line is anticipated to open again to rail traffic early this morning.
Approximately 20 rail cars derailed shortly before 9 p.m. Monday northeast of Brewster, alongside Minnesota 60. Multiple agencies responded; see Wednesday’s Daily Globe for more on this developing story.
Windom Towing operator Jed Knutson loads debris onto a flatbed on 390th Avenue after a Union Pacific train hit a semi-tractor and trailer loaded with corn that was pulling into Heron Lake BioEnergy Thursday morning. The crash split the trailer in half, spilling corn down the track, but the driver was not injured. A Union Pacific official on the scene was asked about the approximate speed of the train and replied “No comment,” then said, “Stay away from the tracks. We don’t want any more incidents.” There was no stop arm at the crossing.
DOON, Iowa — The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a car versus train crash that happened at approximately 9:14 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 120th Street and Dogwood Avenue in Doon, Iowa.
DICKINSON, N.D. - A Gladstone man was injured Thursday evening when a train struck the road grader he backed onto the tracks south of Ray in Williams County, according to a North Dakota Highway Patrol news release issued this morning.
Children ride a train through the city park in Rock Rapids Saturday afternoon as part of that community’s Heritage Days celebration. The afternoon in the park also included inflatables for the kids and a car and motorcycle show.
WORTHINGTON — As a gathering place during the heyday of passenger train transport and the locale for at least a few celebrity sightings, the Union Pacific Railroad depot in Worthington is rich with history.
Justine Wettschreck/Daily Globe
Drivers of vehicles may have had a bit of trouble with visibility Monday, but this train is lucky enough to have tracks to keep it on its path. Gray skies and snowfall are all too familiar this winter, with a total snow accumulation of 47.9 inches since the beginning of October, according to the experts at Worthington’s waste water treatment plant who monitor such things.
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