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  • Along Highway 10Franken to push for oil train safety measures
    The increased frequency of crude oil shipments on the railroads risk more accidents like the explosion that occurred west of Fargo in December, the senator said.April 14, 2014
  • Moment of SilenceA year after bombing, Boston and its people heal
    In the course of a year, limbs have been replaced, psyches soothed, the wounds sustained in a moment at the marathon's finish line have at least begun to heal. At the same time, a city shaken by an unthinkable act of terrorism has returned to its usual rhythms -- sadder, but some say stronger, as well.April 12, 2014
  • 10 killed as student bus, truck collide in California
    The long bus ride north from Los Angeles for a group of high school students who planned to visit Humboldt State University had been fun: The hours whizzed by as they watched movies, chatted up new friends, and jammed to hip-hop on the radio. Then a FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median and slammed into the bus.April 11, 2014
  • Search to end for Minn. father and son missing in Rockies
    Damian McManus and his 18-year-old son Evan of St. Louis Park were reported missing on Sunday. They were on a father-and-son spring break hiking trip.April 9, 2014
  • Cell phone clues in Colo. search for missing Minnesotans
    Damian McManus and his 18-year-old son Evan are believed to have struck out on a hike at the foot of Mount Evans on Wednesday. Cell phone tracking shows they had left their car and were between their campground and the summit of the well-known mountain.April 9, 2014
  • Weather improves in search for Minn. father, son in Rockies
    Authorities say 51-year-old Damian McManus and 19-year-old Evan McManus, who are from St. Louis Park, Minn., were last heard from on Wednesday.April 8, 2014
  • After crash, orphaned toddler, grandma reunited
    The toddler wasn't seriously hurt when a car driven by his father, Wilbur Hooks, slammed into the back of a semi on Interstate 694 near Fridley last Friday night.April 8, 2014
  • Railroads lay out safety campaign after deaths rise in 2013
    At this time last year, the railroads were proudly calling 2012 their safest year ever as derailments and crossing accidents kept declining. But last year, the number of trespassing deaths rose by 47, or 11 percent, to 476, and the number of deaths in accidents increased nearly 8 percent to 250.April 8, 2014
  • Minnesota father and son missing in Colorado
    Alpine Rescue Team spokesman Bill Barwick said Monday searchers are not sure the father and son are equipped for wintry conditions in the Rocky Mountains. The two men left for a camping trip on Wednesday and were due back on Sunday.April 7, 2014
  • Possible signals from lost jet heard
    Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official said Monday, dubbing it "a most promising lead" in the month-long hunt for the vanished plane.April 7, 2014
  • Sick baby transferred from sailboat to warship
    Navy sailors have rescued a family with a 1-year-old girl who fell ill on a disabled sailboat hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast and are now en route to San Diego.April 6, 2014
  • Speeding preceded collision that orphaned boy, 1
    Minnesota troopers say a 1-year-old boy has been orphaned after his father allegedly sped more than 100 miles per hour before slamming into the back of a semi truck in Fridley.April 6, 2014
  • Unclear Washington landslide lawsuits could win
    The warnings could hardly have been clearer. One technical report told of the "potential for a large catastrophic failure" of the 600-foot hillside above a rural neighborhood near Oso, on the Stillaguamish River. Another noted plainly that it "poses a significant risk to human lives and private property."April 5, 2014
  • Company fined for ballpark worker's death
    OSHA cited Rachel Contracting for three serious safety violations at the St. Paul Saints stadium site where backhoe operator Johnny Valek, of Plymouth, Minn., died in September.April 2, 2014
  • Chile lifts tsunami warning after quake kills 6
    Authorities lifted tsunami warnings for Chile's long coastline early Wednesday after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the South American nation's northern coast.April 2, 2014

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