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Fire Officials Release New Details Behind Grand Forks Bridge Fire Investigation

The fire started near the base of the bridge on the west side closest to the bike path

  GRAND FORKS, ND — The Grand Forks Fire Department says the fire at a downtown railroad bridge was caused by a human act. But they say the fire cannot be classified as incendiary or accidental at this time. The fire was reported on Friday and resulted in damage to the railroad bridge structure and surrounding components. The fire started…

Truck Crashes with Amtrak Train Near Granville

Nobody was injured but nearly a dozen train cars were damaged

File PhotoGRANVILLE, ND — A truck and trailer collided with an Amtrak train, causing damage to the engine and nearly a dozen train cars in McHenry County. Twenty-four-year-old Joshua Guse of Rugby was driving a Mack water truck when he failed to yield at the tracks two miles west of Granville. The crash happened shortly after 7:30 Thursday morning. The…

Semi Struck By Train In Richland County

The sheriff's office says Ronald Erickson couldn't see the train approaching last night near Mantador due to a blind spot.

Richland County, ND — For the second time in two days, a semi was hit by a train in Richland County. The sheriff’s office says Ronald Erickson couldn’t see the train approaching last night near Mantador due to a blind spot. He says he heard the train’s horn and tried to make it across the tracks but the train hit…

Woman Hurt After Driving Pickup Into Path of Oncoming Train

Collision Happened Sunday Near Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A woman has potentially life threatening injuries after driving her pickup into the path of an oncoming train. It happened Sunday afternoon just south of Highway 2 about 12 miles west of Bemidji. ONSTAR alerted dispatchers of the crash. Emergency crews took the driver, 73-year-old Janice Callahan of Chatfield, to a hospital in Robbinsdale with serious injuries….

Train Derailment Safety Program Facing Elimination

Its annual budget of about $300,000 is funded by a tax that railroads pay on diesel

  NORTH DAKOTA — A safety program aimed at lowering the risk of disastrous train derailments involving the state’s crude oil could be eliminated. Republican legislative leaders say the pilot program duplicates federal and industry inspections programs. Its annual budget of about $300,000 is funded by a tax that railroads pay on diesel. State inspectors have found nearly 2,700 “defects,”…

Man Hit by Amtrak Train Identified

The victim identified as Pernell M. Poitra, 51 years of age, from Moorhead, sustained serious injuries as a result of the incident.

FARGO, ND —  On June 22, at 2:26 AM, the Fargo Police Department responded to the 500 block of Roberts St., for a man struck by a train. When officers arrived on scene, they found an adult male laying on the north side of the tracks between Broadway and Roberts St. The victim identified as Pernell M. Poitra, 51 years…

Train Collides with Coca-Cola Truck

Bottles of soda became like fizzy darts as they flew out of the truck during the crash but the train's load of corn stayed intact

TRAIN AND COKE TRUCK COLLIDE A man wearing a Pepsi shirt shows up at the scene taking pictures. He tells reporters he wanted to make sure the driver was okay. A man wearing a Pepsi shirt shows up at the scene taking pictures. He tells reporters he wanted to make sure the driver was okay. Show Caption Hide Caption TRAIN…

The Fargo Marathon Attracts Runners From All Fifty States

One man checks Fargo off his list of running a marathon in every state

FARGO, N.D. — There are a total of 750 marathons scheduled in the United States throughout 2017 including the one right here in Fargo.  For some, this sparked a challenging goal — running a marathon in all 50 states. At the Fargo Marathon, there were multiple runners who were here to do just that. Al Navidi, a runner from Washington…

Authorities Identify Rugby Man Fatally Hit by Train

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says an SUV was stopped near the train tracks on Main Street early this morning

Facebook  RUGBY, N.D. — A man is dead after being hit by a train in Rugby, North Dakota. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says an SUV was stopped near the train tracks on Main Street early this morning. Howard Duck, 41, then tried to go around the barricades and was struck by the train. Duck was thrown from the SUV…