Railroad documents released by the state Department of Public Safety show about 50 trains carrying crude oil from North Dakota are passing through Minnesota each week.
A new report estimates that delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million. The report was released Thursday at a conference in Alexandria organized by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Edward Usset of the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management estimates rail delays cost Minnesota corn growers $72 million from March to May. He puts the losses at $18.8 million for soybean growers and $8.5 million for wheat growers.
Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.
The Department of Natural Resources says conditions are just right for a brilliant fall colors season this year.
All aboard! Experience some of the best train-inspired events and attractions throughout Minnesota.
Railroad tracks after reopened in the southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth after 17 cars derailed on a train carrying corn.
Minnesota is a state full of history. The population of Minneapolis expanded rapidly with the help of some great founders.