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PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
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April 5, 2016
Ethanol, biodiesel added to rail report: Expanded reporting started April 4
WASHINGTON — As of Monday, the federal government’s Petroleum Supply Monthly report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration included...
April 5, 2016 - 9:52pm
March 24, 2016
Backers of three Minnesota rail crossing projects argue their cases
ST. PAUL — Separating streets from railroads that carry oil trains could save lives in Minnesota communities, a House committee heard Thursday. Moorhead, Red Wing and Coon Rapids leaders argued for millions of dollars their communities would use to build bridges so busy railroad...
March 24, 2016 - 9:08pm
Tanker truck catches fire after collision with train
CALLAWAY — A northwest Minnesota town of about 200 people was evacuated Thursday after a Canadian Pacific train struck a tanker truck carrying...
March 24, 2016 - 9:03pm
February 15, 2016
Minnesota railroads safer: Transportation funding undecided
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s railroads are becoming safer, railroad officials and legislative transportation leaders agree. The state’s four...
February 15, 2016 - 8:37pm
October 21, 2015
Gov. Dayton decries shift of oil shipments through Twin Cities
ST. PAUL — A letter issued by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday calls for an explanation behind routing changes of crude oil rail shipments. In the letter to BNSF president and CEO Carl Ice, Dayton says nearly 100,000 more people are within the ½ mile evacuation zone of crude...
October 21, 2015 - 10:06pm
July 15, 2015
Train derails in far northeast Montana
BLAIR, Mont. — Tracks are estimated to reopen today as crews work to clean up after a BNSF Railway train derailment that occurred Tuesday afternoon near the North Dakota-Montana border. Nine rail cars derailed about 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time near Blair, about 50 miles west of Williston,...
July 15, 2015 - 9:50pm
July 7, 2015
Emergency managers want more railroad communications
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota emergency managers say railroads that haul crude oil should communicate with them better. “Planning done in a silo is not effective,” Director Judson Freed of Ramsey County Emergency Management and Homeland Security said Tuesday as rail safety advocates...
July 7, 2015 - 9:15pm
June 9, 2015
Oil train, semi collision renews talk of rail safety
ST. PAUL PARK — Gov. Mark Dayton visited the site of an oil train-truck wreck Tuesday to press his case for more Minnesota rail safety funding. A...
June 9, 2015 - 9:07pm
May 28, 2015
Trestle burns, collapses along busy Minnesota rail line
Updated story can be found at dglobe.com/news/3755105-cn-crews-working-replace-burned-bridge-key-rail-line INTERNATIONAL FALLS — A Canadian...
May 28, 2015 - 9:57pm
CN crews working to replace burned bridge on key rail line
INTERNATIONAL FALLS — Canadian National Railway crews have been working around the clock to restore service to a major rail line through the...
May 28, 2015 - 8:57pm
April 13, 2015
Transportation tweak ups rail safety money
ST. PAUL — A Republican transportation funding bill is being tweaked, including adding a bit of money for rail safety, while continuing ahead in the Minnesota House without raising taxes. Higher taxes would not be a good option, House Transportation Finance Chairman Tim Kelly,...
April 13, 2015 - 10:49pm
March 16, 2015
High-speed rail plan advances
ST. PAUL — Environmental impact statements are planned for options of proposed high-speed passenger rail service between the Twin Cities and Rochester. The Minnesota Department of Transportation said Monday that the proposal will undergo a two-step environmental study. Eight potential...
March 16, 2015 - 8:44pm
February 10, 2015
Proposed Willmar wye remains on track in state rail plan
WILLMAR — The return of rail passenger service to Willmar still appears to be a long way down the line, but don’t rule out the possibility that the long-discussed wye or rail bypass could happen in the not-too-distant future. As interested residents joined at the Minnesota...
February 10, 2015 - 8:53pm
February 5, 2015
Broken rail caused 32-car Wadena trail derailment
WADENA — A broken rail has been determined as the cause of a 32-car derailment on the BNSF Railway line four miles northwest of Wadena Dec. 1. BNSF recently wrapped up a two-month investigation into the derailment which spilled sugar and sugar products near Bluffton in Otter Tail...
February 5, 2015 - 7:29pm
January 15, 2015
Minnesota study shows lack of oil safety training
ST. PAUL — Many Minnesota public safety workers say they are not prepared to deal with an oil train or pipeline accident. They told the state Public Safety Department they are not adequately trained and some did not know what type of equipment they need to fight an oil fire,...
January 15, 2015 - 8:07pm