A woman was killed when she was struck by a Burlington Northern Sante Fe train Tuesday morning.
Authorities say a 35-year-old Detroit Lakes woman, whose name has not been released, had met a friend from Mahnomen, Minn., whose name also is being withheld, at the Amtrak station in Detroit Lakes Tuesday morning.
She was talking with the man at the station, who’d given her a television set and a stuffed animal, evidently as birthday presents, when she decided to cross the tracks to go to a tobacco store.
By Pippi Mayfield, Forum Communications Co.
, April 07, 2010
A spokesman for BNSF Railway says traffic is back to normal after crews worked through the night to clean up the site of a 19-car derailment in eastern North Dakota.
BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said no one was injured when the cars went off the track three miles west of Casselton about 1:45 a.m. Sunday. He said normal traffic flow resumed Monday after the rail was replaced.
The City Council approved agreements with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Tuesday that will expand three downtown parking lots.
A mill and overlay of the four city parking lots bordering the BNSF tracks includes widening the Gun & Reel, Schubert’s and Gladstone Inn and Suites lots to better accommodate modern vehicles.
An export forum for international trade shippers and those considering international trade is being held July 28-29 in Minot at the Grand International Inn. Forum topics information from the North Dakota Trade Office on their support of the foreign trade efforts of North Dakota shippers; a discussion of equipment coordination by BNSF Logistics and Royal Cargo Lines; proper blocking and bracing of ag products from Agri Logistics; and available intermodal and trans-loading services from North Dakota Port Services. Additionally, North Dakota Port Services will provide a tour of the intermodal facility in Minot.
Cleanup at the site of a BNSF Railway freight train derailment on the west edge of this city could take up to a month.
More than 4,000 bushels of spilled wheat was being vacuumed up into trucks and hauled to a local elevator, railroad spokesman Gus Melonas said Thursday. Some derailed cars might have to be cut up before they can be removed, he said.
Montana’s attorney general released a report Thursday highly critical of BNSF Railway and the rates it charges Montana farmers.
Attorney General Steve Bullock said a Department of Justice report shows Montana farmers are paying more than farmers in other states to ship grain.
BNSF responded sharp-ly, saying the report is distorting figures and making incorrect comparisons.
By Matt Gouras, The Associated Press
, February 27, 2009
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