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BNSF Train (David McNew, Getty Images)
BNSF Train (David McNew, Getty Images)
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NTSB: Some Safety Measures Not Followed in Fatal Accident

Federal investigators reviewing a fatal railroad accident in Minneapolis say several safety measures were not followed by the work crew.

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WJON In Depth: Oil Trains and St. Cloud’s Risk on the Rails [VIDEO]

In 2013 an oil train derailment killed 47 people in Lac Megantic Quebec and leveled a downtown overnight.....The same Bakken Crude Oil passes through backyards in St. Cloud. WJON investigated: does St. Cloud have a plan for an oil train derailment?

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Minneapolis Neighborhood Roiled By Railroad Plan

A quiet Minneapolis neighborhood has been roiled by the BNSF Railway's sudden plan to expand its tracks there. The railroad plans to expand toward houses while leveling a thick tree buffer that once shielded residents from the 92 trains that pass through every day, including several carrying crude oil.

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BNSF Says Cold, Not Freight Trains To Blame For Northstar Delays

B-N-S-F Railway officials are blaming the brutal cold for the recent delays on Northstar trains, not increased freight traffic on the shared tracks.

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BNSF Worker Hurt When Struck by Passing Train

A railroad worker was injured yesterday (Friday) afternoon. St. Cloud police say the incident happened just before 5:00 p.m. in the 1700 block of Breckenridge Avenue.

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Steven Sohlstrom, FlightFlash.com
Steven Sohlstrom, FlightFlash.com
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Crews Remove Downtown St. Cloud Railroad Light Tower [VIDEO]

Freelance photojournalist Steven Sohlstrom captured the last moments of a downtown St. Cloud landmark today. See crews take down the railroad light tower in downtown St. Cloud.

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Stearns County Parks Looking To Ramp Up Talks On Extending Lake Wobegon Trail

The Stearns County Parks Department will present a feasibility study to county commissioners today that would take the next step in efforts to extend the Lake Wobegon Trail into St. Cloud.

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