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Oil Transport Draws Cry For Disaster Training Help

Trains have traveled through this part of Minnesota for just under 150 years, and as the small town of Staples grew around their tracks, railroads were virtually the only source of jobs for decades. “Four hundred men used to work in these offices,” Tom Kajer, 75, head of the Staples Historical Society, said as he walked on the fiberglass- and plaster-littered floors of the original depot’s second story. “Now, zero do.”

04/19/2014

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Landscaping Collective Builds Backyard Railway Gardens

In the Minnesota summertime, it’s all about gardening, but if you’re in a rut when it comes to landscaping, there’s a new trend families can get on board with. The Minnesota Garden Railway Society builds backyard railways.

07/04/2013

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Strike That Could Stop Northstar Line Temporarily Averted

President Barack Obama appointed a board on Thursday to review a dispute between U.S. railroads and their unions.

10/06/2011

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