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Rural Equity Project having its say in St. Paul: Groups hope to make a difference for rural Minnesotans
Sister of man accused in explosives case charged for alleged threat to witness
Finalists named for Ridgewater College president
Prairie Arts Continuum seeks scholarship applicants
Resource conservation topic of Wednesday meeting
UMD survives: Bulldogs lose to North Dakota, barely advance to NCAAs
Miguel Ibarra's start bodes well for next opportunity with Minnesota United
Wild get past cellar-dwelling Coyotes
Released on Friday, Jarius Wright hasn't ruled out re-signing with Vikings
Aldridge leads Spurs past Timberwolves
What to look for on plant descriptions
Column: Assistive technologies benefit all
An economics class taught me about gender and income inequality
Commentary: An open letter to the kids who walked out of school Wednesday
Letter: A plea for positive debate in upcoming election season
Dorothy J. Saathoff
Ronald "Ron" Francis
Annie M. Boll
Rosella J. Dammer
Disheveled Theologian: It's your choice
Change in ‘milestone’ announcements takes effect March 31
Hope for fighting deadly impatiens disease
Bart and Sherry DeBoer to speak at 25th Community Prayer Breakfast
5 Irish-themed sweets for St. Patrick's Day
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Holtrop 60th anniversary
Smit 70th anniversary
Birth: Tate Ruyter Wintz
Probate of Vernon G. Engelkes
City of Worthington planning commission notice of public hearing
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March 15, 2017
New, safer U.S. rail cars gather dust even as ethanol trains grow longer
NEW YORK -- While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, March 9, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting...
March 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
November 4, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Simon says Minnesota election will not be rigged
ST. PAUL -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says the election is rigged against him, although he has offered no proof. Many people, including some in the federal government, fear Russia will try to affect the election with electronic attacks. But Minnesota Secretary of...
November 4, 2016 - 8:31pm
Railroads promise more Minnesota safety money
ST. PAUL — Railroads carrying hazardous materials across Minnesota came forward Wednesday with a plan to pay more for safer road crossings...
May 4, 2016 - 9:01pm
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
March 26, 2015
As others see it: Railroad tax plan logical
There is elegant logic in Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s proposal to tax railroads to pay for railroad safety upgrades. After all, it is the ever-increasing number of oil trains passing through the state from North Dakota’s Bakken oilfields that is raising the risk factor in track-side...
March 26, 2015 - 4:17pm
March 16, 2015
Letter: Petition orders railroad to preserve health, safety
By Paul Wulterkens, St. Paul Current lack of enforcement ignores growing threats of Bakken oil explosions so extensive and toxic, fire chiefs have testified that “even if we had an infinite amount of foam,” the fires and toxic emissions would continue until all fuel had been...
March 16, 2015 - 4:04pm
March 13, 2015
Railroads would bear costs under Dayton train safety plan
ST. PAUL — Railroads should foot the bill of improving rail safety, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday as he announced a proposal to tax...
March 13, 2015 - 9:54pm
January 14, 2015
Trains roll through low oil prices
ST. PAUL — Plunging oil prices do not immediately mean fewer trains will cross Minnesota, a state railroad expert says. North Dakota oilfield activity has slowed since prices tumbled, but Dave Christianson of the Minnesota Department of Transportation told state senators Wednesday...
January 14, 2015 - 8:46pm
November 30, 2014
Railroads say delays improving in Great Plains
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Rail delays have been a problem for farmers throughout much of the Great Plains this year, but they’ve been less of an issue in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Grain elevators around Sioux City say their rail shipments of grain this year have been mostly...
November 30, 2014 - 9:22pm
August 18, 2014
Column: Sympathy for the devil?
ST. PAUL — It may seem strange to work up much sympathy for a booming industry that killed 47 people while virtually leveling their Quebec town last year and later touched off a giant fireball over Casselton, N.D., on the Minnesota border, but that's what I'm feeling these days...
August 18, 2014 - 9:05pm
February 10, 2014
Congress to investigate rail safety
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House and Senate plan separate hearings on railroad safety after a series of derailments produced a flood of safety concerns. A Senate committee plans a Thursday hearing, while one in the House will be Feb. 26. Trains hauling crude oil from western North Dakota...
February 10, 2014 - 10:55pm