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Long legal battle over fatal BNSF crash in Anoka, Minn., ends

May 1, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS The families for four young people killed in a 2003 car-train crash in Anoka say they’ve settled their case against Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for $29 million. The settlement is one of Minnesota’s largest wrongful death awards. Continue Reading

Flooding cost to taxpayer: $509M

September 15, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) North Dakota’s National Guard commander said Thursday the cost to taxpayers of the state’s spring and summer flooding will run about $509 million, mostly to repair damaged roads and public works.
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Burlington recovery plan includes buyouts

July 29, 2011 in INFORUM

11 homes among acquisition in small town near Minot; levees will also be built
BURLINGTON, N.D. City officials here have developed a long-term flood recovery plan to include construction of a levee system, home buyouts, master planning for residential expansion and upgrades to a key bridge. Continue Reading

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A flood of questions in Minot

June 30, 2011 in INFORUM

Flooding sends housing shortage into crisis mode
MINOT, N.D. – Workers in North Dakota’s booming oil industry and related jobs had taken up any empty space in Minot before the swollen Souris River raced into the city, filling thousands of homes with water and turning the housing shortage into a crisis. Continue Reading

Minot, area towns focus on recovery

June 28, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

MINOT As the Souris River slowly recedes after devastating this city with floodwaters, officials are focusing more on recovery efforts and the future. Continue Reading

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Burlington couple don’t let water wash out their wedding

June 25, 2011 in INFORUM

MINOT, N.D. Pete Engh will have no excuse to forget his anniversary.
In the midst of historic flooding, Engh and his bride, Tiffany Johnson, made last-minute adjustments so they could tie the knot here Saturday.
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Souris flood overwhelms much of Burlington

June 24, 2011 in INFORUM

BURLINGTON, N.D. The flooding Souris River has overwhelmed much of Burlington. Continue Reading

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Burlington putting faith in troubled dam

April 14, 2011 in INFORUM

BURLINGTON, N.D. The Des Lacs River in northwest North Dakota began a slow drop Thursday, but authorities continued to monitor a weak and leaky dam protecting a neighborhood of about 30 homes. Continue Reading

EDC votes to earmark money for proposed rail bypass

July 8, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR The Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission has earmarked $50,000 to support a proposed railroad bypass on the west edge of Willmar.
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