Officials Say Rail Safety Has Improved, Though Some Are Still SkepticalRailroad officials in Minnesota told state lawmakers today they significantly improved their safety records in 2015.
Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Train In Coon RapidsOne person is dead after being struck by a train in Coon Rapids, according to police. Coon Rapids authorities said it happened around noon near Northdale Boulevard.
Pedestrian Hit By Train In MinnetonkaOne person is hospitalized after being hit by a train in Minnetonka, according to a BNSF Railway official.
Train Safety Under Spotlight After Wisconsin DerailmentA BNSF freight train derailed near the Mississippi River just north of the town of Alma, Wisconsin Saturday. Twenty-five cars went off the tracks there, and an estimated 20,000 gallons of ethanol spilled into the river.
Damage Assessment Begins Following Train DerailmentThe normally pristine scenery of the Mississippi River had a much different look Sunday near Alma, Wisconsin.
Dayton Ups Inspections Of Twin Cities Rail Lines Carrying Crude OilThe Democratic governor on Wednesday said BNSF railroad did not properly notify the state that it is transporting highly flammable crude oil from North Dakota through downtown Minneapolis while it reconstructs railroad tracks elsewhere.
Gov. Holds Roundtable Over Rail Safety ConcernsSeveral Minnesota cities are voicing safety concerns as more trains roll through Minnesota. Railway traffic in the Twin Cities has increased 40 percent in the last two years on tracks owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
Girl, 16, Killed By Freight Train In Anoka Co.A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a train Sunday night. According to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office, the pedestrian was struck around 8:30 p.m. in Anoka County where the tracks cross North Ferry Street.
New Tool Aims To Prevent Future Train Derailments Like an accordion of massive steel boxes, 15 empty freight cars lay piled Friday along a stretch of Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track. It’s BNSF’s mainline to the west coast, and it averages about 56 trains a day. Roughly twenty percent of that traffic is made up of the long tanker cars hauling heavy crude oil from North Dakota.
Train Crashes With FedEx Delivery Truck In Yellow Medicine County Police said a FedEx delivery truck and BNSF freight train collided Friday afternoon in Yellow Medicine County. The Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s office responded to a 911 call that a FedEx delivery truck and BNSF train crashed around 2 p.m. Friday at the rail crossing with Yellow Medicine County Road 39.
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.

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