northeastern Minnesota News

NTSB Blames Crew Error for 2010 Minnesota Train Crash

Crew error likely is to blame for a head-on collision between two Canadian National freight trains that injured all five crew members in northeastern Minnesota in 2010, federal investigators said Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board issued its report on …

Millions of Flood Relief Dollars Sit Untapped

Millions of dollars in relief loan money sit unclaimed more than six months after heavy flooding hit northeastern Minnesota. Most of the $12 million allocated by the Legislature for disaster loans to homeowners remains unclaimed while another $15 million in …

Northeastern Minnesota Residents Get Extra Time for Flood Loans

Homeowners whose property was damaged by flash floods in northeastern Minnesota last June have more time to apply for forgivable loans. Residents now have until Jan. 31 to apply for assistance under the Quick Start Disaster Recovery Program. The program …

FEMA Denies Minnesota Appeal for Individual Flood Aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is standing by its denial of flood aid for individuals and businesses in northeastern Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton’s office says Dayton received word Friday from FEMA that the agency has denied his appeal. In a …

Arson Suspected in $750,000 Northeast Minnesota Bridge Fire

Authorities in northeastern Minnesota suspect arson in the destruction of an old wooden bridge that used to span the Pike River. A Mesabi Daily News report says the fire Thursday afternoon caused an estimated $750,000 in damage. The bridge was …

Flood Damage Costs Rise in Northeastern Minnesota County

Assessors continue to tally the cost of damaging floods in northeastern Minnesota. In Carlton County alone, the estimated damage to public and private property has passed $135 million. WDIO-TV reports public infrastructure damage is estimated at up to $110 million. …