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Almost 1,000 gather in memory of slain 5-year-old Watkins girl
New effort tries to draw more people into area
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Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
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Put the fun back in parenting
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DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
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Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
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Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
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On The Street
July 9, 2010
UPDATE: Information released about semitrailer-train crash near Kensington
More information has been released about a semitrailer-train crash near Kensington this afternoon. The crash happened at about 12:20 p.m. on...
July 9, 2010 - 1:58pm
April 12, 2010
Train rear-ends vehicle traveling along tracks near Bluffton
A car traveling in between two sets of railroad tracks was struck by a freight train early Saturday, but the driver suffered no apparent injuries. The accident happened at about 4:30 a.m.
April 12, 2010 - 4:24pm
April 7, 2010
Name of train victim in Detroit Lakes released
A Detroit Lakes woman was killed Tuesday morning by a train at the Washington Avenue crossing. A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train struck Shannon Marie Bugge, 35, of 1318 Lori Avenue in Detroit Lakes, when she was attempting to cross the railroad tracks. The Becker County Sheriff...
April 7, 2010 - 9:31am
April 6, 2010
Train kills pedestrian in Detroit Lakes
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.
April 6, 2010 - 3:03pm
February 25, 2010
UPDATE: Highway 28 near Morris reopens to traffic
Traffic flow on Highway 28 west of Morris has returned to normal, the Stevens County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday afternoon. A BNSF train...
February 25, 2010 - 12:08pm
February 11, 2010
Woman injured when car collides with train in Olivia
OLIVIA - An Olivia woman was injured last night when her car collided with slow-moving train. According to the Olivia Police, Dawn Gartner, 47, was traveling north on Seventh Street North when her vehicle collided with a westbound Twin Cities and Western Railroad train at 6:29 p.m. The...
February 11, 2010 - 12:39pm
January 31, 2010
Family of train accident victim from Park Rapids looks for answers
January 31, 2010 - 12:29pm
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
January 18, 2010
Truck driver survives devastating collision with train in Ottertail
Unharmed after a collision with a Canadian Pacific freight train, the driver of a grain truck commented that his "prayers were answered." The full-size semi truck with a grain hopper was wrapped around the entire front end of the train, and pushed an estimated 700 feet through the...
January 18, 2010 - 9:55am
January 8, 2010
Mysterious case concludes as Becker County identifies man killed by train last month
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - A man killed by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train near Detroit Lakes, Minn., last month has been identified by Becker County officials. Norman Lee Maunu, 54, of Park Rapids, Minn., was struck by the train about 7 p.m. Dec. 18. The eastbound train...
January 8, 2010 - 12:38pm
December 21, 2009
Pedestrian killed by train in Detroit Lakes
An unidentified man was killed by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train near Detroit Lakes, Minn., on Friday night, the Becker County Sheriff's Department reported Saturday. BNSF reported the incident about 6:58 p.m., the sheriff's department said. The eastbound train hit...
December 21, 2009 - 10:29am
July 23, 2009
Pedestrian struck by train near Staples
A Hobart, Indiana man was seriously injured after he fell on the ground near the train tracks in Staples and was struck by a westbound train on Wednesday, July 15. A Staples Police Department report said Craig Michael Allen, 30, was on foot around 11:30 p.m., attempting to cross...
July 23, 2009 - 8:49am
July 9, 2009
Antique train passes through Wadena
A unique visitor was greeted by curious onlookers in Wadena Thursday morning. The visitor was a special antique steam train, an SP4449 model...
July 9, 2009 - 2:43pm
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