Minneapolis Neighborhood Roiled By Railroad PlanA quiet Minneapolis neighborhood has been roiled by the BNSF Railway's sudden plan to expand its track system. The railroad plans to lay track closer to houses while leveling a thick tree buffer that once shielded residents from the 92 trains that pass through daily, including several that carry crude oil.
Brainerd Snowmobiler Dies In Crash With Train Authorities are investigating the death of a snowmobiler who collided with a train in Brainerd.
Crystal CEO Says Rail Slowdown Could Cost Millions A slowdown in rail service is forcing American Crystal Sugar to cut back on production, something company officials said Wednesday could cost millions if the situation doesn't improve.
Boy Injured While Playing On Moving Train In Mpls. A boy is in the hospital Saturday night after playing with friends on train tracks. According to BNSF Railways spokeswoman Amy McBeth, the accident happened around 6 p.m. on the tracks near Fillmore Street Northeast and Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis. McBeth says it appears the boy was either trying to jump on or off of a moving train.
Freight Train Derails In St. PaulA freight train has derailed in St. Paul. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says five empty cars of one of their trains derailed upright at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. He says it was traveling from Chicago to St. Paul and derailed on tracks owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
No Injuries As Train Derails In Moorhead A couple blocks in Moorhead are closed after a train carrying corn went off the tracks.