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Oil Transport Draws Cry For Disaster Training Help

Trains have traveled through this part of Minnesota for just under 150 years, and as the small town of Staples grew around their tracks, railroads were virtually the only source of jobs for decades. “Four hundred men used to work in these offices,” Tom Kajer, 75, head of the Staples Historical Society, said as he walked on the fiberglass- and plaster-littered floors of the original depot’s second story. “Now, zero do.”

04/19/2014

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Oil Tanker Train Leaves Messy Trail Along Mississippi River Route

It is expected to take several days to clean up the mess caused by a leaking Canadian Pacific oil tanker train. The train left a 65-mile long oil spill from Red Wing to Winona on Monday morning before the leak was finally detected and stopped.

02/06/2014

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Delta Getting In On Oil Boom, Offering Flights To N.D.

Delta Airlines is making a move to cash in on the oil boom in North Dakota. This week, the carrier announced two daily nonstop flights from Minneapolis to Williston, N.D.

09/18/2012

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Music Student Talks About His Shower For Oil Workers

A St. Paul college student is paying his tuition with money earned from ingenuity, hard work and sweat … literally.

09/04/2012

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Bakken Oil Booms…And So Does Crime On The Plains

Drug crimes in eastern Montana have more than doubled. Assaults in Dickinson, N.D., have increased fivefold in just two years. And the once-sleepy town of Plentywood, Mont., has seen three assaults with weapons in the past few months — a prospect previously unheard of in the tiny community tucked against the Canada border.

04/23/2012

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