Several 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.
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.
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.
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.
Authorities are investigating the death of a snowmobiler who collided with a train in Brainerd.
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.
Many riders who depend on the Northstar Commuter Rail are frustrated. In four of the past five weekdays, some routes have had delays of 20 minutes or more, causing many passengers to arrive late to work or school.
Authorities have identified a body found in a Grand Forks rail yard as a University of North Dakota student from Minneapolis.
From the backyard of his Fridley home, on the banks of Locke Lake, Ken Schultz has a front row seat to a spectacle that features heavy cranes, crawlers and fast working track crews.
A man who had both of his legs pinned under a railroad car in Willmar, Minn. is in serious condition at St. Cloud Hospital, doctors said.
Police say a man has died in an industrial accident at an iron ore facility in northwestern Wisconsin.
Police say one person has died in an industrial accident at an iron ore facility in northwestern Wisconsin.
BNSF was ordered to pay 21.6 million dollars to families of four victims
Authorities are investigating a train derailment in Hager City, Wisconsin.