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April 7, 2016
Quiet zone plans range in cost, level of safety
April 7, 2016 - 11:58am
Quiet zone plans range in cost, level of safety
April 7, 2016 - 11:18am
February 23, 2015
Perham man hurt in car-train accident recovering at Fargo hospital
February 23, 2015 - 12:58pm
January 22, 2015
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
January 22, 2015 - 3:02pm
December 18, 2014
Marie Johnson/FOCUS Every day, 60-65 trains pass through town; of those, five or six are carrying crude oil.
What if a train derailment happened in Perham?
December 18, 2014 - 5:20pm
April 2, 2014
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
November 15, 2013
Quiet Zone plans keep chugging along
November 15, 2013 - 1:05pm
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.
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS
Perham still on track to consider Quiet Zone
November 7, 2013 - 3:50pm
July 13, 2011
Trisha Marczak/FOCUS
Ashley Gordon, 23, and her 2-year-old daughter, Lily, were hit by a train at this crossing on South Marion Drive in late June. They both survived, sustaining only minor injuries. Gordon said she stopped at the crossing, but never saw or heard the train.
Trouble on the tracks: Crash survivor warns of dangerous crossing near Richville, Minn.
July 13, 2011 - 3:00pm
August 31, 2010
An empty boxcar weighs about the same as a two-bedroom house, and can be filled with 300 tons of product. Two or three 200-ton locomotives can be pulling a 120-car train, loaded with 22 tons of fuel. "It's going to take that train longer to stop than what an engineer can typically see down the track," said George Warren, a former Burlington Northern Santa Fe engineer. (Brian Basham/Tribune)
Rail crashes take a toll
August 31, 2010 - 12:38pm