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Published January 17, 2014, 08:11 PM

Local lawmakers meet with city and county officials to discuss rail safety

Local lawmakers are scheduled to meet with city and county officials Friday to discuss rail safety. Senators Heidi Heitkamp, John Hoeven, Congressman Kevin Cramer and Governor Jack Dalrymple will talk issues regarding trains traveling through the center of communities, particularly Fargo.

Local lawmakers are scheduled to meet with city and county officials Friday to discuss rail safety. Senators Heidi Heitkamp, John Hoeven, Congressman Kevin Cramer and Governor Jack Dalrymple will talk issues regarding trains traveling through the center of communities, particularly Fargo.

This comes off the heels off the recent Casselton derailment. Lawmakers will discuss the process of cleaning up the site near Casselton and the importance of investigation to determine the cause of derailment and improve rail safety in the region.

The meeting is set for January 18th at 10 AM in the Fargo City Hall commission chamber.