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One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
Updated: Two people rescued from Lake Ida
Minnesota leaders look for ways to reduce health insurance premiums and 'reinsurance' may help
AgweekTV: Changes in antibiotics in livestock
Sue Jung honored with statewide General Manager of the Year award
Boys basketball: Savageau's big day helps Osakis edge B-E
Basketball scores from Friday, Jan. 20
Wrestling: Braves get past Minnewaska in dual
Wrestling: Knights sweep three at KMS duals
Blizzard hockey: New Ulm rolls over Alex at the RCC
Fathers and daughters invited to Big Ole – Little Lena Ball
Zion Lutheran School celebrates National Lutheran Schools Week
Faith Column: The Sunday after and the days ahead
Compassion Center to host GriefShare
A peach of a show
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
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Births - Jan. 13, 2017
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Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
John Lawrence Davis
William "Bill" Bahe
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IT'S OUR TURN: Tough choices on sex abuse story
LETTER: Need better service on CR82
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LETTER: Rare, unique opportunity
LETTER: Douglas County's child abuse rate is double statewide rate
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
KOOL-TV adds local weekend show
New specialty-trained orthopedic surgeon available in Alexandria
Operation Round Up grants awarded to 14 organizations
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
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On The Street
April 6, 2016
Rail crossing fatalities, crashes down in 2015
The number of people killed in vehicle-train crashes at public railroad crossings in 2015 was the second lowest since 1970, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The total number of crashes was also the second lowest since 1970. Four people died at railroad...
April 6, 2016 - 12:00am
September 9, 2014
Expanded Glenwood terminal offers open house
CHS Inc. invites the public to attend the CHS Rail Propane Terminal open house on Thursday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CHS propane terminal, 21758 State Highway 55, Glenwood. The event will include remarks, lunch, a ribbon cutting and tour of the expanded terminal. The...
September 9, 2014 - 12:33pm
August 21, 2013
CP railroad cutting jobs in Minnesota
Canadian Pacific railroad has furloughed approximately 90 workers in recent months from its operations in Minnesota, according to union officials. The United Transportation Union says the cuts started October 2012, coming after leadership changes in the company. "We're not happy...
August 21, 2013 - 12:00am
June 26, 2013
You shall not pass...without safety precautions
The railroad crossing two miles north of Miltona on County State Aid Highway (CSAH)36 will be receiving substantial safety upgrades at no cost...
June 26, 2013 - 4:49pm
October 10, 2012
Recent rail-related incidents prompt urgent safety warnings
In the wake of two recent rail-related incidents, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) reminds motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and railroad passengers to always use caution and observe the law when they are near or crossing railroad tracks. The two recent incidents...
October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
October 7, 2012
Two railroad accidents prompt warning from MnDOT
In the wake of two recent rail-related incidents, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and railroad passengers to always use caution and observe the law when they are near or crossing railroad tracks. The two recent incidents are...
October 7, 2012 - 12:24pm
August 4, 2010
Railroads have long had a firm grip on the human imagination. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "Railroad iron is a magician's rod in its power...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
April 30, 2010
Model railroad show Saturday
The Alexandria Model Railroad Association's 15th annual Model Train Show and Sale is set for this Saturday. The event will take place Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Runestone Community Center, which is located on the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Admission is $3 per...
April 30, 2010 - 12:00am
January 24, 2010
Multi-billion dollar rail plan for Minnesota unveiled
WILLMAR -- A statewide plan calls for investing anywhere from $6 billion to $9 billion in the next 20 years to upgrade and enhance Minnesota's ability to move freight and passengers by rail. The proposal, the first comprehensive rail plan Minnesota has ever tackled, was presented...
January 24, 2010 - 9:29am
July 15, 2009
Mowing along railroad property prohibited
Mowing and haying on state railroad bank property is prohibited and considered a petty misdemeanor, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The cost to remove, repair or perform any corrective action caused by a violation of the law may be charged to the violator. State...
July 15, 2009 - 12:00am
June 8, 2009
In Perham, a fateful, fatal morning on the tracks
It was a strange twist of fate that placed Amanda Bristlin next to the railroad tracks Friday morning, when a train-truck collision took the life of a Perham man. The victim, Larry J. Brewer, was her neighbor--though she was unaware until later that day that the tragic accident May...
June 8, 2009 - 5:18pm
June 2, 2009
Victim in train-car crash near Perham identified
A car-train collision near Perham killed a 67-year-old man at about 6 a.m. on Friday, May 29. Larry J. Brewer, of Perham, was identified later on Friday as the victim. Wreckage from the pick-up truck box was scattered at the point of collision about two miles east of downtown P...
June 2, 2009 - 4:26pm
December 17, 2008
Chillin' with the holiday train
Not more than a couple dozen people braved the cold, blustery temperatures Monday afternoon when the Canadian Pacific Railroad's (CPR) Holiday...
December 17, 2008 - 12:00am
August 29, 2008
Retirement hasn't derailed him
Jim Bridenstine's job kept him on the right track. But it was more than a way to earn a living - it was a lifestyle. When Bridenstine, an Osakis resident since 1999, was a little boy, his father was an official on the Milwaukee Railroad. "That's how I got my start in railroad,"...
August 29, 2008 - 12:00am