Minn. Trains 5,700 First Responders For Oil Train Derailments, Explosions State emergency officials say they have trained 5,700 first responders since 2014 on what to do in case of an oil train derailment and explosion.
CPR: Wis. Oil Train Derailment Due To Broken RailCanadian Pacific Railway says a broken rail caused an oil train derailment in southeastern Wisconsin last weekend. The railroad said Wednesday the defect was not visible to the naked eye.
Dayton Pens Scathing Letter To BNSF President Over Oil Trains In Twin CitiesGovernor Mark Dayton says he's deeply concerned about an increase in the number of oil trains traveling through heavily populated areas of the Twin Cities.
Oil Trains To Pass Through DT Minneapolis, Western Twin Cities SuburbsA million gallons of oil from North Dakota will soon be on more trains going through the Twin Cities via the western suburbs. The oil trains are being re-routed past Target Field and across the Mississippi River at Nicollet Island.
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.
1 Dead As Train Strikes Car In MoorheadOne person has been killed in Moorhead after a train struck a vehicle on the tracks. Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist says a BNSF Railway train hit a car in south Moorhead at about 9 a.m. Saturday. The southbound train dragged the vehicle about a third of a mile before stopping.
Railway Company Employee Killed In Unloading IncidentA freight transportation company says one of its employees died Monday morning while unloading track material in northeast Minneapolis.
Evacuated Residents Allowed Home After Oil Train DerailmentAn oil train that burst into flames after derailing in North Dakota was extinguished early Thursday, and nearby residents who were evacuated from their homes were allowed to return. Crews were removing the remaining oil from the tank cars that burned.
Oil Train Derailment Prompts Evacuation In North Dakota TownAn oil train derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting the evacuation of a nearby town where about three dozen people live.
Train-Semitrailer Crash In SD Kills Minnesota ManA Minnesota man has died from injuries he suffered when the semitrailer he was driving collided with a train in northeastern South Dakota.
Man Hurt In Pickup-Train Crash Near Grand Forks A Minnesota man was taken to a Grand Forks hospital after crashing his pickup truck into a train. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the incident happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say the 33-year-old man from Brooten, Minnesota, collided with the BNSF Railway train at a crossing just west of Grand Forks.
BNSF Hauling 240 Pick-Up Trucks Daily To ND, Minn. The head of the biggest railroad serving the Upper Great Plains says hauling pickup trucks by rail has really picked up. BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose joked that pickup truck hauling by rail appears to be "the next great line of business" for the railroad.