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Couple’s family sues over fatal Empire Builder derailment

Amtrak derailment. Sept. 25, 2021HELENA, Mont. – The family of a Georgia couple who were on a trip celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary when they died in an Amtrak train derailment in Montana has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Amtrak and BSNF Railway, which owns the tracks. The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Illinois, says Amtrak and…

Investigation continues into deadly Amtrak Empire Builder derailment

Amtrak derailment. Sept. 25, 2021JOPLIN, Mont. (AP) – Federal investigators examined overturned rail cars and a stretch of tracks Monday as they worked to figure out why an Amtrak train derailed in rural Montana over the weekend, killing three people. The westbound Empire Builder was traveling from Chicago to Seattle when it left the tracks Saturday afternoon near Joplin, a…

Three Dead in Amtrak Derailment in Montana

Empire Builder was heading to Seattle from Chicago

Amtrak derailment. Sept. 25, 2021JOPLIN, MT. (AP) — A team of investigators from the NTSB are at the site of an Amtrak derailment in north-central Montana that killed three people and left seven hospitalized. The westbound Empire Builder was heading to Seattle from Chicago, with two locomotives and 10 cars, when it left the tracks about 4 p.m. Saturday near…

Concordia College Professor Displays Photography at Hector Intl Airport

The art will be up at Hector International Airport for three months.

FARGO, N.D-¬† An English Professor at Concordia College displays the exhibit “Trains, Plains, and No Automobiles” at Hector International Airport as part of the ArtWORKS program. A skilled photographer and passionate traveler, Scott Olsen has used all modes of transportation to embark on his long distance journeys except one. “Train ride,” Olsen said. It was a long time dream that…

Mahnomen Man Speaks Out About Claims Of Discrimination Against Amtrak

He claims he was removed from an Amtrak train by police after he says he wanted to move to another seat to get away from a passenger who smelled of alcohol.

MAHNOMEN, Minn. –“I use to enjoy the train but now I don’t see myself ever riding the train because of this. You never know. You could be in the middle of Montana and they feel as though they gonna kick you off and then they kick you off. How are you going to get home,” Xavier Edison said. New video…

Police Pull Two From Car Parked On Railroad Tracks Right Before It’s Hit

Fargo Police say 23-year-old Ahmed Hussein parked his car on the tracks near the Amtrak Station

HUSSEIN CAR AHMED HUSSEIN FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man is arrested on multiple charges after his car is hit by a train. Police say 23-year-old Ahmed Hussein parked his car on the tracks near the Amtrak Station just before midnight and refused to move. Officers got Hussein and a male passenger out of the car just as a train…

Minnesota Man Claims He was Removed from Train for Being Black

The incident occurred on May 29, 2019.

MINNEAPOLIS–A Mahnomen, Minn. man is suing Amtrak, claiming he was kicked off a train for being black. The incident occurred on May 29, 2019. Court documents say Xavier Edison was traveling from Detroit Lakes to the Twin Cities when he moved seats to get away from a passenger who smelled of alcohol. Edison says he was ordered by the conductor…

“All Aboard Minnesota” Exploring Expanded Rail Transportation to/from Moorhead

Their proposal would use existing railroad lines connected to the Twin Cities.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–All Aboard Minnesota, a non-profit, has identified the F-M area as an ideal location for additional daytime rail services to the Twin Cities. All Aboard Minnesota focuses on expanding and developing intercity rail transportation options for growing cities. The organization says rail transportation options often bring economic development opportunities and can improve mobility options for residents. Their proposal would…

Police Double Reward In Fatal Hit-And-Run Case In Grand Forks

Christina Melvin of Bedford, Pennsylvania was passing through Grand Forks on Amtrak in April

GRAND FORKS, ND —¬†Police in Grand Forks have doubled the reward for information leading to the driver involved in a fatal hit and run on Demers Avenue near I-29. 39-year-old Christina Melvin of Bedford, Pennsylvania was passing through Grand Forks on Amtrak. She was taking a short walk when she was hit around 5 a.m. on April 7. The reward…