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Trail of error: Feds have found 721 violations on BNSF tracks in ND since 2006

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF Railway in the past eight years for defects on its tracks in North Dakota, according to a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration.
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Bridge completes $26 million Minot bypass project

August 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MINOT Officials on Monday dedicated a bridge that completes a $26 million bypass project on the east side of Minot. Continue Reading

Canadian Pacific Railway say it’s mothballing DM&E’s Powder River Basin extension

December 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Canadian Pacific Railway says it will “defer indefinitely” plans to extend its South Dakota-based Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad network into the Powder River Basin so it can ship Wyoming coal to power plants in other states. Continue Reading

Train cars derail southwest of Clara City, Minn., BNSF cleaning up

November 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

CLARA CITY BNSF Railway officials are cleaning up the scene of a train car derailment that happened Thursday southwest of Clara City. Continue Reading

BNSF warns public of rail yard dangers following discovery of body

March 27, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Notifications of relatives of the person found dead along railroad tracks in the BNSF Railway yard in Grand Forks Saturday morning weren’t complete yet Sunday, a police sergeant said. Continue Reading

Roommate: UND student from Minneapolis found dead along railroad tracks often used short cut

March 27, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The UND student found dead Saturday morning in the Grand Forks rail yard was apparently taking a short cut between his apartment and campus, according to police and his roommate. Continue Reading

Man found dead in BNSF Railway in Grand Forks identified as UND student, 20

March 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

Police have identified the man found dead Saturday morning in the BNSF Railway yard in Grand Forks as 20-year-old UND student Blake Christopher Ayling.
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Willmar, Minn., man injured in truck-train crash in Raymond

October 8, 2011 in West Central Tribune

RAYMOND, Minn. – A 66-year-old Willmar man was injured here Saturday morning when his truck was struck by a BNSF Railway west-bound train. Continue Reading

Train derailment near Brainerd blocking traffic on major BNSF line

July 11, 2011 in West Central Tribune

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is working Monday to clear a main track near Brainerd where 18 cars in a coal train derailed.
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Canadian Pacific repair completed in Paynesville, rail traffic begins on line

June 8, 2011 in West Central Tribune

The Canadian Pacific Railway line that shut down near Paynesville Monday is expecting to restart normal operations earlier than expected, according to company spokesman Mike LoVecchio. Continue Reading