Community Ties

The Heat Is On in California

Posted August 20, 2015 12:00 AM CDT

Spark shields are in place during "hot work."

California is on fire.

Four years into a compounding drought period, the California countryside is dry, brittle and rife with opportunity for fire. A match, a spark, a bolt of lightning could ignite a powerful, seemingly unstoppable inferno. What used to be a designated "Fire Season" now has expanded to year-round.

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Hundreds Re-Enact Westernmost Civil War Battle

Aug. 12, 2015 12:00 AM CST

The Battle of Picacho Pass was more like a skirmish. Still, more than 4,000 visitors and 200 Civil War re-enactors travel to the site in Arizona each year to learn about and re-live its history.

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Track Inspector's Good Deed Goes Viral

Aug. 5, 2015 12:00 AM CST

Josh Cyganik has waved to 75-year-old Leonard Bullock every morning for the past four years. Bullock's house sits across the street from a portion of the Union Pacific main line in Pendleton, Oregon, where Cyganik meets his co-workers every day.

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Mission Completely Possible: South St. Paul Task Force Takes On Crossing Safety

Jul. 28, 2015 03:34 PM CST

Mayor Beth Bauman started the South St. Paul Mayor's Youth Task Force with a specific mission: reduce underage drinking and smoking.

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Chicagoland Rail Safety Is High-Tech

Jul. 10, 2015 10:10 AM CST

Chicago is home to the world's largest rail center. Main line tracks from St. Louis traverse the state of Illinois, headed for the metropolis and an east-west transcontinental main line terminates at Union Pacific's Proviso Yard in the suburb of Northlake. With six of the seven Class I railroads accessing the region, nearly 1,300 trains can pass through Chicago each day.

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