... so the Minneapolis I-35 bridge collapses
The I-35 bridge collapsed because of a design flaw. (Mostly. The inspection engineers had a case of tunnel vision.)
We don't have local radio now - all programming is run by conglomerates. If that rail car in Fargo derails and leaks methylisocyanate - there is no way to warn the locals.....
You mean besides the Emergency Alert System, which is required by law to be supported by a wide variety of radio transmitters.