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June 8, 2015
Emergency personnel collect debris after an eastbound BNSF Railway train and a car collided about 5:20 p.m. Sunday at the Gull River Road crossing just off Highway 210 west of Baxter. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Kelly Humphrey
Two hurt in Minn. collision between train, car
June 8, 2015 - 2:07pm
March 19, 2015
MN officials say 326,170 Minnesotans live near oil train tracks
March 19, 2015 - 4:08pm
December 16, 2014
VIDEO: Train hits pickup near Hawley, authorities search for victims
December 16, 2014 - 10:35am
December 2, 2014
Eighteen train cars derailed near Bluffton, Minn., this morning. 
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VIDEO: Train derails near Bluffton
December 2, 2014 - 5:52pm
Perham Mayor Tim Meehl poses for a portrait last month during a break in train traffic. Of the estimated 50 trains that pass through Perham daily, six to eight are pulling oil tank cars. MPR NEWS/Ann Arbor Miller
Perham officials fear dangerous results from never-ending rail traffic
April 2, 2014 - 1:58pm
March 20, 2014
Brooklyn Park Fire Chief Ken Prillaman tells the Minnesota House public safety committee on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, that he supports a bill that would provide funds for first-responders to be trained and equipped to fight oil fires. Looking on in Rep. Debra Hillstrom of Brooklyn Center. 
Committee moves toward oil disaster preparedness
March 20, 2014 - 12:19pm
December 15, 2013
A semi-truck was hit by a train at the Sixth Avenue NW railroad crossing in Perham on Saturday night. The semi's three occupants managed to escape just before impact.
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UPDATE: Semi struck by train in Perham; three escape just before impact
December 15, 2013 - 11:27am
November 7, 2013
Under one possible Quiet Zone scenario, this railroad crossing, at Second Ave. N.E., would be closed. It is considered the riskiest crossing in Perham. Other scenarios would leave all the city’s crossings open, but would cost more to implement.
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Perham still on track to consider Quiet Zone
November 7, 2013 - 3:50pm
The cost of quiet; Perham's Quiet Zone would start at $470K
February 7, 2013 - 4:11pm
July 12, 2012
Decision on 'Quiet Zones' postponed
July 12, 2012 - 1:30pm
July 3, 2012
Perham considers 'Quiet Zones' at railroad crossings
July 3, 2012 - 4:02pm
August 13, 2008
'Underground Railroad Quilt' threads way to freedom
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am