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Cops: Man Seriously Injured After Being Hit By Train

A 55-year-old Sauk Rapids man suffered serious injuries Wednesday evening after being hit by a train.The incident happened in Sauk Rapids at around 5 p.m. at the railroad crossing at 1945 Benton Drive, the local police department said.

08/06/2014

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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.

06/13/2014

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Mpls. Bridge Closed Due To Load-Limit Violations

A Minneapolis bridge is temporarily closed to traffic due to violations of a recent load limit. City officials say the 89-year-old St. Anthony Parkway Bridge in northeast Minneapolis was restricted to a three-ton load limit after recent inspections. But people have noticed larger vehicles still crossing the bridge, which triggered the closure.

05/30/2014

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Semi Driver Struck, Killed By Train In Grant County

A semi-truck driver was killed after being struck by a train in Grant County Tuesday afternoon. According to the county sheriff’s department, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train collided with the semi at 3rd Street in Hermon, Minn.

01/29/2014

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Freight Train Derails In St. Paul

A 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.

08/25/2012

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Minn. Supreme Court: BNSF Not Entitled To Retrial

The Minnesota Supreme Court says the BNSF Railway Co. is not entitled to a new trial in a lawsuit over a 2003 car-train crash in Anoka that killed four young people.

03/28/2012

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Minn. Woman Survives After Train Slams Her Truck

St. Louis County authorities say a motorist escaped serious injury when her vehicle stalled on train tracks just as a locomotive was bearing down.

11/19/2011

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Woman Killed By Train In La Crosse

Police are investigating the death of a woman who was struck by a train in La Crosse.

08/22/2011

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Train Derailment Causes Concern Over MN Infrastructure

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.

07/18/2011

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Bridge Washes Out, Train Derails In Fridley

Authorities are on the scene of a bridge that washed out in Fridley due to area flooding and likely caused a train derailment early Saturday morning.

07/16/2011

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Man Pinned Under Rail Car In Serious Condition

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.

02/04/2011

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Hazmat Crews Respond To NE Mpls. Rail Yard

Emergency crews had quite a scare overnight at a rail yard in Northeast Minneapolis as hazmat crews were summoned to the scene.

11/29/2010

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