Train

May 20, 2019 - 8:46 am
A section of BNSF tracks are now reopen after a pedestrian was killed Monday morning in a collision with a moving AMTRAK train in Coon Rapids. Early stages of the investigation suggest the man committed suicide, which Anoka County officials say is not an unheard-of occurance there. "The individual...
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May 13, 2019 - 4:30 am
The very popular Kenilworth bike and pedestrian trail closes Monday, May 13 for three years as construction begins on the Southwest Light Rail Transit project. From the Midtown Greenway to the Cedar-Isles area, the trail is expected to remail closed until summer of 2022. There are also closures...
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Snow and train
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February 25, 2019 - 10:15 am
National Guard personnel who've been rescuing motorists stranded in the weekend blizzard found out the snow drifts were heavy enough to stop a train. Even two trains. The call came in Monday morning to Freeborn County's emergency management director from Union Pacific railroad officials, who needed...
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August 08, 2018 - 3:33 pm
Crews are cleaning up a diesel spill on the Mississippi River that happened when two Union Pacific locomotives derailed on a bridge in South St Paul. It happened around 2 A.M. Wednesday, when a punctured fuel tank spilled around 3,200 gallons of diesel fuel into the river. Union Pacific spokeswoman...
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April 11, 2018 - 7:27 am
A train traveling north on Metro Transit’s blue line struck and killed bicyclist near Hiawatha Ave and 42nd Street South in Minneapolis Tuesday evening. It happened around 6:45 PM. Minneapolis and Metro Transit Police stopped train traffic in both directions as they investigated and brought in...
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