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Three Minn. students in critical condition after being struck at bus stop
Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Jan. 18
UPDATE: Full recovery expected for Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Sports schedule for Thursday, Jan. 19
NA3HL: Blizzard slides into second place with OT win over Breezy Point
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Engaged - Christopherson and Dalluge
Engaged - Freier and Christopherson
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Engaged - Fischer and Teague
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
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
William "Bill" Bahe
RLou M. Olson
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
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
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
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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
March 25, 2016
FINAL UPDATE: Train derails near Callaway, town evacuated
By Adrian Glass-Moore and Rick Abbott, Forum News Service An explosion shot a ball of flames into the air late Thursday, March 24, hours after...
March 25, 2016 - 9:41am
January 2, 2014
Will Alexandria silence train whistles?
Will the lonesome whistle of a train no longer be heard in Alexandria? The Alexandria City Council is looking into the possibility. At its...
January 2, 2014 - 3:46pm
December 12, 2013
Oil field traffic forces Amtrak cancellations
By Forum News Service FARGO – Heavy freight train traffic in the oil fields has canceled several of Amtrak’s passenger trips between Chicago and Spokane, Wash., through the weekend, disrupting service for hundreds of customers. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said freight...
December 12, 2013 - 7:36am
Woman killed in truck-train collision in Morris
By Kim Ukura, Forum News Service MORRIS, Minn. -- A woman was killed in a truck-train crash just after 2 p.m. Wednesday in Morris. ...
December 12, 2013 - 7:27am
December 9, 2013
Bemidji truck driver killed in crash with Amtrak train in Todd County
A Bemidji man was killed Friday afternoon when the tractor-trailer he was driving collided with an Amtrak passenger train in Todd County. Donald Ray Hedlund Sr., 57, was traveling northwest on 317th Street in Fawn Lake Township when he failed to stop at a railroad crossing at...
December 9, 2013 - 9:16am
August 26, 2013
Eveleth man struck, killed by train
EVELETH, Minn. -- A 38-year-old Eveleth man was struck and killed by a train early Sunday morning in Mountain Iron. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office reported that the incident happened just before 3 a.m. Canadian National railroad contacted authorities to report that...
August 26, 2013 - 9:15am
April 3, 2013
Train spilled less oil than thought, says MPCA
A train that derailed north of Parkers Prairie last Wednesday didn't spill as much oil as initially estimated, according to officials with the...
April 3, 2013 - 12:00am
March 29, 2013
UPDATE 12:40 P.M. FRIDAY: Oil estimates reduced in train derailment near Parkers Prairie
Minnesota officials have reduced their estimate of how much Canadian crude oil spilled Wednesday when a train derailed north of Parkers Prairie. And the track was cleaned off, fixed and back in use by about noon Thursday. The latest estimate from the Minnesota Pollution Control...
March 29, 2013 - 12:36pm
Train derails, spills oil near Parkers Prairie
Tanker railcars carrying crude oil derailed north of Parkers Prairie just after 6 a.m.
March 29, 2013 - 12:00am
March 27, 2013
Train derails near Parkers Prairie
A train derailed near Parkers Prairie just after 6 a.m. this morning. The Canadian Pacific Railroad train was traveling southeast past the intersection...
March 27, 2013 - 9:46am
December 19, 2012
Holiday Train delivers dose of Christmas
The Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train rolled into Alexandria last Friday, bringing festive Christmas music and help for the hungry. Those who...
December 19, 2012 - 12:00am
November 17, 2010
A safer crossing
Twenty years ago - on the morning of November 16, 1990 - every parent's worst nightmare came true in Miltona. Shortly before 7:30 a.m., a Soo...
November 17, 2010 - 12:00am
September 21, 2010
Freight train derails in Mahnomen
A southbound Canadian Pacific freight train partially derailed in the city of Mahnomen late Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported in the 13-car derailment, which blocked the Highway 200 crossing, according to the Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department. Mahnomen Fire Department...
September 21, 2010 - 5:08pm
July 14, 2010
Semitrailer driver injured in crash with train near Kensington
A semitrailer driver suffered serious injuries after crashing into a train near Kensington Friday. The crash happened at about 12:20 p.m. on...
July 14, 2010 - 12:00am