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Train derailment cleanup continues near Lancaster, Minnesota

Lancaster, Minn. derailment (CNN)LANCASTER, Minn. (KVRR) – Officials say a train carrying hazardous materials derailed near Lancaster, Minnesota Wednesday. There were no injuries reported, and no immediate signs of leaks but the derailment forced Highway 59 to close. Officials say the site work could take two to three days. The Canadian Pacific train consisted of 25 cars, including some tank…

LIVE: Pride of the Prairie Zoo Exhibit Opens

FARGO — The newest jewel in the crown of the Red River Zoo is open after years of planning and effort. The new “Pride of the Prairie” exhibit is officially open to the public. It highlights some of the most important species of the American plains, including prairie dogs, tiger salamanders, and the black-footed ferret, thought until recently to be…

Accused ruby slippers thief pleads not guilty

Ruby slippers. (FBI)DULUTH, Minn. (KVRR-KFGO) – Terry Jon Martin, the man accused of stealing a pair of the iconic ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, made his first appearance in federal court Thursday morning and pled not guilty to the single count of theft of major artwork filed against him by the U.S. Government….

Pet Connection: Be Like Mike

Mike is a laid-back cat just waiting for a home at Homeward Animal Shelter

  There’s a lot to like about Mike. He’s a laid-back cat just waiting for a home at Homeward Animal Shelter. He came to them from the pound. They think he’s about three years old. He has a gorgeous black coat, with just a little spot of white below his chin. Mike is very chill. His favorite activity seems to…

Gov. Walz announces $5 Million to Support 22 Small Businesses

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) — Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is giving nearly $5 million in loans for 22 small businesses across the state. It’s part of the state’s new $100 million State Small Business Credit Initiative. One of the chosen businesses in our area is Industrial Finishing Services, Inc. in Perham. That…

Train derails in Kittson County, Minnesota

KITTSON COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — There is a trail derailment in Kittson County in northwestern Minnesota. Highway 59 is closed between Lancaster and Lake Bronson. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, there is a detour in place for traffic.   Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: derail, KITTSON COUNTY, minnesota department of transportation, train derailment