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Driver and Child Narrowly Escape Train Crash in Coon Rapids

The driver saw the approaching train and made it out of the vehicle with the child.

COON RAPIDS, Minn.–Authorities say an adult and a child escaped from their car just before it was hit by a freight train and caught fire in Coon Rapids. Fire officials say the car got stuck on railroad tracks late Saturday. The driver saw the approaching train and made it out of the vehicle with the child. Firefighters kept the train…

Converting Railroad Bridge into Pedestrian Bridge Feasible but Expensive

The report concluded that repurposing the bridge would cost almost $6.9 million.

BISMARCK, N.D.– A study finds that converting a historic North Dakota railroad bridge into a pedestrian bridge can be done but it would be expensive. Landscape architecture professors at North Dakota State University looked at repurposing the Bismarck-Mandan Rail Bridge as a footbridge. The Bismarck Tribune reports the report concluded that would cost almost $6.9 million. Proponents of saving the…

Community Tours Locomotive at BNSF Railway Open House in Dilworth

The event was held in conjunction with Loco Daze

DILWORTH, Minn. — Dilworth is home to a BNSF railway station, and community members got the chance to tour one of those orange locomotives. Most people see BNSF trains while in traffic waiting for them to pass, but some part of something you used or ate today was probably transported by train. “Whether it’s agricultural goods or lumber products, things…

Man Killed By Train Last Week In Fargo Is Identified

Police say he had no permanent address

FARGO, ND — Police have released the name of a man who was hit and killed by a train in downtown Fargo late last Thursday night. He was 34-year-old Philo Agard. Police say he had no permanent address. They have not said if they have been able to determine why Agard was on the track when he was struck near 6th…

BNSF Train Hits Car Near Page, ND

NEAR PAGE, N.D. – No one is hurt after a BNSF train hits a car stuck in the snow at a railroad crossing near Page, North Dakota Friday morning. It happened half a mile south of town on State Highway 38. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says three people were trying to push the vehicle out of the way when the…

Coal Train Derails Near Fisher, Minnesota

A total of 14 cars of the BNSF train derailed

POLK COUNTY, MN — Crews are cleaning up a coal train derailment east of Fisher, Minnesota. The derailment was reported to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office around 2:30 this morning. A total of 14 cars of the BNSF train derailed. The cars were carrying coal. No one was hurt. A portion of County 61 in the area is closed while…

One Person Dead After Crashing Into BNSF Train Near Doran

The vehicle burst into flames on impact and the body was burned beyond recognition

WILKIN COUNTY, MN — A fiery crash killed one person south of Breckenridge. Wilkin County authorities say the driver of a SUV hit a BNSF train at a crossing near Doran on Highway 9 this morning. The vehicle burst into flames on impact and the body was burned beyond recognition. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine…

Police Identify Woman Struck, Killed by Train

Woman hit by BNSF train on November 5 in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police identify the person who was struck and killed by a train last week in Moorhead. The victim is 47-year-old Becky Bachmeier of Moorhead. She was struck by a BNSF train last Monday around 4:30 this afternoon near the corner of 14th Street and Main Avenue. Several crossings in the area were blocked, backing up traffic. Police…

BNSF Train Plows Through Semi’s Trailer in Stutsman County

The sheriff's office says 44-year-old Shane Steele of Montpelier was driving a semi loaded with grain

STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. — A semi driver was hurt in a crash with a train last week in Stutsman County. The sheriff’s office says 44-year-old Shane Steele of Montpelier was driving a semi loaded with grain Thursday afternoon just east of Cleveland. Steele was attempting to cross the tracks when a BNSF coal train crashed through the semi’s trailer. The engineer…

Man Found Dead After Crashing Car Is Identified

50-year-old Dale Tenderholt of Barnesville was an engineer for BNSF

DILWORTH, Minn. — Police have released the name of a man who was found dead in his car after crashing near Dilworth. He was 50-year-old Dale Tenderholt of Barnesville. Tenderholt was found in his car near railroad property after crashing around 1:30 in the morning on Tuesday. The police chief says Tenderholt may have had a medical issue. He was…