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The initial reaction to Rep. Paul Marquart’s, DFL-Dilworth, oil train safety proposal is Republican anti-tax boilerplate. While giving lip service to the need to improve rail safety as it applies to oil trains rumbling through Minnesota communities, Republican leaders in the House apparently are not willing to pay for a core function of government: public safety. Assistant House Minority Leader Marquart comes from a city steeped in railroad history. A railroad town from its beginnings, Dilworth celebrates its heritage with annual Loco Daze. Marquart is a former mayor of Dilworth.
By Nadya Faulx / Forum News Service It’s been referred to as the most significant drug threat facing the state, the dark side of the oil boom, an unwanted side effect of the sudden arrival of people to the Bakken, and with them, money. After several years of intense crackdowns from both a state and federal level, methamphetamine is on the rise in western North Dakota, and law enforcement and local treatment resources have struggled to keep up with the drug’s steady proliferation through Oil Patch communities. Meth-related arrests in Dickinson are up almost tenfold from ju
HOUSTON - A southeast Minnesota couple has died from an accident last weekend when a large round bale of hay rolled off a semi truck on a county road and hit their pickup, knocking it into the ditch and causing it to start on fire. Killed due to the Saturday morning accident were the driver of the GMC Sierra pickup, Dale Erickson, 59, and his wife, Teresa, 52, of Houston, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report that was updated m
Oympic gold medalist Billy Mills announced the first class of American Indian youth to receive $10,000 Dreamstarter grants for projects that help them bring their dreams to life. One of...
By Brad Dokken / Grand Forks Herald ROSEAU, Minn. -- When the Antique Snowmobile Club of America picked Roseau as the site for its 2015 winter convention and "Back in the Day Snowmobile Getaway" last month, the group paid tribute to a snowmobile pioneer. David Johnson, 92, built the first Polaris snowmobile in January 1956 in a Roseau machine shop and is recognized as one of the founders -- along with brothers Allan and Edgar Hetteen -- of Polaris Industries. Today, Polaris is headquartered in Medina, Minn., and has annual sales of nearly $4.5 billion.
WINDOM, Minn. - A southwest Minnesota woman is recovering from neck surgery and doing well after a gray whale hit an inflatable snorkeling boat she was on while on vacation...
An angler was rescued from atop his partially submerged vehicle Tuesday after it broke through the ice on Rice Lake reservoir north of Duluth as officials are urging residents in northern Minnesota to stay off the ice. “It’s damn embarrassing,” Bill Weckman, 60, of Duluth Township said after rescue crews extended a ladder to reach his Kia Sorento about 100 feet from shore near the Rice Lake Dam at about 1 p.m. “I wanted to get off early before it got warmer,” he said, as temperatures climbed to record highs in the region.
PINE COUNTY, Minn. -- County officials on Monday said they found a body inside the remains of a mobile home destroyed by fire over the weekend in Finlayson Township.
More than 50 beagles were seized from a home in Shelly, Minn., Tuesday afternoon. The dogs were covered in mud, barking and howling, and some were injured, said Mary Solberg,...
Reminders of an ex-boyfriend can be painful. So can getting a tattoo of his name removed, but it’s worth it to Jess Monson.