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

Posted July 28, 2015 3:34 p.m. CDT

Members of the South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force line up for the city’s summer parade. A float that featured the remains of a truck after it collided with a freight train was used to emphasize the importance of crossing safety.

Mayor Beth Bauman started the South St. Paul Mayor's Youth Task Force with a specific mission: reduce underage drinking and smoking. Just seven years later, that mission has been accomplished. Read about the group's success here. Now for 2015, the task force has a new goal.

In January, the group, comprising several kids from grades 5 through 12, was awarded a $5,000 Public Safety Grant from Union Pacific. "Union Pacific gave us a grant to promote crossing safety," said Deb Griffith, the city's community affairs liaison. "The mayor and I decided it would be a great initiative for the Task Force."

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Chicagoland Rail Safety Is High-Tech

July 10, 2015 10:10 a.m. CDT

Hazardous materials training is important not only for first responders, but for the railroad, too. An incident is not the best time for your first face-to-face meeting.

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Paz De Cristo Community Center Empowers People in Need

July 02, 2015 5:40 p.m. CDT

Paz De Cristo Community Center in Mesa, Arizona, empowers the working poor, elderly, homeless and struggling single-parent families through innovative programs that encourage self-sufficiency.

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Girls Inc. Honors Tradition of Tenacity

June 24, 2015 1:45 p.m. CDT

Thousands of girls are getting a jump start in life thanks to a new wellness center in Omaha, Nebraska, named after a tenacious community leader.

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UP Team Helps 'Clean Sweep' Council Bluffs

June 12, 2015 10:00 a.m. CDT

A team from the Union Pacific Railroad Museum helps Celebrate Council Bluffs during the "clean sweep" from Roberts Park to Bayliss Park.

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