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State probes elk deaths
Minnesota man caught with meth in pocket at Dakota County courthouse
Pair who hit boy with ATV and then took off will be charged, attorney says
Annual Spring Fling Basketball Tournament this weekend
Heart O'Lakes Conference All-Stars on display in Perham
Heart O'Lakes All-Star game on Monday
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Perham Cross Country giving back by hosting a night at the movies
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Twine’s ‘clear’ story
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March 19, 2015
MN officials say 326,170 Minnesotans live near oil train tracks
State officials estimate that 326,170 Minnesotans live within a half mile of railroad tracks that carry crude oil, a distance often known as the danger zone. People within a half mile of tracks usually will be evacuated if an oil train could explode or catch fire after a derailment....
news / region
March 19, 2015 - 4:08pm
December 16, 2014
VIDEO: Train hits pickup near Hawley, authorities search for victims
HAWLEY, MINN. - Authorities are searching for the owner of a vehicle hit by a BNSF train in Clay County overnight. It happened at...
news / accidents
December 16, 2014 - 10:35am
December 2, 2014
VIDEO: Train derails near Bluffton
BLUFFTON, Minn. – Emergency responders are on the scene of a train derailment near Bluffton, law enforcement officials said Monday. Otter Tail County officials said in a press release that 18 rail-cars and tank-cars carrying sugar, lumber and other nonhazardous materials...
news / local
December 2, 2014 - 5:52pm
Perham officials fear dangerous results from never-ending rail traffic
Every day, as many as 10 oil trains a day leave North Dakota and six to eight travel through Minnesota. They pass through places like Perham, a town of 3,000 in the heart of lakes country. The town may be small, but it is bustling with activity. On one side of the railroad tracks...
news / local
April 2, 2014 - 1:58pm
March 20, 2014
Committee moves toward oil disaster preparedness
ST. PAUL -- Plans to train first responders such as firefighters to battle oil disasters are gaining traction in the Minnesota Legislature. "It takes just one of these trains at the wrong place at the wrong time for a catastrophe," Rep. Jim Newberger, R-Becker, told fellow members...
news / state
March 20, 2014 - 12:19pm
December 15, 2013
UPDATE: Semi struck by train in Perham; three escape just before impact
A train hit a semi-truck and trailer at the Sixth Avenue NW railroad crossing in Perham at about 10 p.m. on Saturday. According to the Perham...
news / accidents
December 15, 2013 - 11:27am
November 7, 2013
Perham still on track to consider Quiet Zone
A consulting group has laid out its recommendations for turning downtown Perham into a Quiet Zone, and the city may soon start making decisions about which course to take. At a meeting of city leaders last Wednesday, Richard Lane, a representative of SRF Consulting Group of Fargo,...
news / local
November 7, 2013 - 3:50pm
The cost of quiet; Perham's Quiet Zone would start at $470K
What would it take to silence those loud trains that so often blow through town? Anywhere from $470,000 to $2.3 million, according to a preliminary engineer's report. The early results of a Quiet Zone Assessment are in, and they show that Perham could make its railroad crossings...
February 7, 2013 - 4:11pm
July 12, 2012
Decision on 'Quiet Zones' postponed
It will be at least another month before the Perham City Council takes any action on a proposal to make the town's railroad crossings Quiet Zones. At a meeting Monday, city councilors unanimously voted to postpone further discussions on the matter until their August meeting.
business / news
July 12, 2012 - 1:30pm
July 3, 2012
Perham considers 'Quiet Zones' at railroad crossings
City officials are considering making Perham a "Quiet Zone." The designation would mean far less train noise, as crews would no longer be required to sound the horn at railroad crossings. At a meeting last week, City Manager Kelcey Klemm brought a proposal to city councilors that...
July 3, 2012 - 4:02pm
August 13, 2008
'Underground Railroad Quilt' threads way to freedom
Combining her passions for quilting and history, Diane Grenier embarked on a two-year journey that resulted in a fascinating reproduction of an Underground Railroad quilt. The quilt features blocks with different patterns. Each of the patterns Grenier used is believed to have helped...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am