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Cleanup of oil train derailment almost complete in Casselton
A state health official says cleanup of an oil train derailment on the outskirts of Casselton "is all but complete."
Wednesday, March, 19, 2014 - WDAZ - News

New developments in train derailment and fire west of Casselton
There have been new developments in the train derailment and fire west of Casselton. The fire continues to burn. The American Red Cross has set up a shelter in Fargo for evacuees.
Tuesday, December, 31, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Heitkamp met with rail experts with NTSB to discuss Casselton train derailment investigation
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp met with a leading rail expert with the National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday to discuss the Casselton train derailment investigation.
Wednesday, January, 08, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Union Pacific train derails, spilling grain in Blue Earth, Minn.
A large cleanup effort is ahead in Blue Earth where ten cars of a Union Pacific train derailed, tipped over and dumped piles of grain along the railroad tracks.
Monday, April, 29, 2013 - Associated Press - News

Cass County asks BNSF for tens of thousands of dollars to cover costs of train derailment
Cass County is asking Burlington Northern for tens of thousands of dollars to cover costs from the December train derailment in Casselton. After a grain train derailed and collided with a train carrying crude oil, Cass County responded with emergency personnel.
Wednesday, March, 26, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Some Fargo-area officials say more training needed on train derailments
In early November, Fargo city officials faced a sobering but hypothetical emergency response drill: What would happen if an oil train derailed in the heart of Fargo?
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

Crews respond to train derailment and fire near Casselton
Casselton, ND - Crews are responding to a train derailment and fire in Casselton. Scanner traffic indicated a train derailment occurred around 2:30 PM Monday. Crews on scene are reporting fire from the train.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - WDAZ - News

Investigators search for cause of New York train derailment
NEW YORK (AP) — Two data recorders retrieved from the commuter train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve, killing four people and injuring dozens, may provide information on the speed of the train, how the brakes were applied and the throttle setting, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday.
Monday, December, 02, 2013 - Associated Press - News

One Minnesota lawmaker pushes for safety reforms to rail tank cars
Train derailments in North Dakota and Minnesota have prompted one Minnesota lawmaker to push for safety reforms to rail tank cars.
Wednesday, January, 15, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Federal Railroad Administration to deploy track inspection program in Casselton
Casselton, ND (WDAY TV) - Since the recent Casselton train derailment, rail safety awareness has risen dramatically.
Thursday, February, 06, 2014 - WDAY - News

BNSF engineer in training honored on U.S. State floor
An engineer in training with BNSF Railway has been praised on the U.S. Senate floor for his actions following that oil train derailment outside Casselton.
Tuesday, February, 11, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Casselton fire chief set to testify to Congress
FARGO -- The fire chief of an eastern North Dakota town who led the response to a fiery train derailment is scheduled to testify before Congress.
Tuesday, March, 25, 2014 - Associated Press - First News

Grand Forks responders say precautions in place for major derailment
When the fiery, explosive train derailment near Casselton, N.D., hit national news last month, it left a question in many Grand Forks residents’ minds:
Saturday, January, 25, 2014 - Grand Forks Herald - News

NTSB investigates train derailment in Casselton
The federal fact-finding mission is on in Casselton as the National Transportation Safety Board continues their investigation. Just last month, a team from BNSF was in Fargo speaking about the chances of a crude oil train accident happening here.
Thursday, January, 02, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Reaction over emergency order to test crude oil
Reaction continues around the country over an emergency order that's mandating tests of crude oil before being shipped by rail. Train derailments and explosions, like the one in December at Casselton, have federal regulators mandating the tests.
Thursday, February, 27, 2014 - WDAZ - News

911 calls indicate crew member didn’t realize Casselton train was carrying crude oil
FARGO – Emergency 911 calls indicate at least one member of the crew involved in the Dec. 30 train derailment and explosion west of Casselton thought the train was carrying ethanol instead of highly combustible Bakken crude oil.
Thursday, January, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

North Dakota and Minnesota lawmakers say BNSF needs to step up to prevent future rail accidents
With two train derailments within five days in both North Dakota and Minnesota, lawmakers say Burlington Northern Santa Fe needs to step up and prevent future rail accidents. Legislators say there needs to be a balance between moving rail cars safely, while catching up with a shipping backlog.
Wednesday, March, 12, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Train derails near Euclid, highway 75 north of Crookston
A train has derailed 5 miles north of Crookston near Euclid and highway 75. We spoke with the Polk County Sheriff's department and they say that 2 Burlington Northern train cars have derailed. It's being reported that the derailment is not a hazard to the community.
Tuesday, March, 11, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Clean-up will continue until summer for oil train derailment near Casselton
A state health official says cleanup will continue until summer for the oil train the derailment near Casselton.
Thursday, February, 13, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Debate: As safety questions persist, crude oil transportation modes show differing records
Fargo, ND - As the national debate over the safety of crude oil transportation continues to swirl, two high-profile North Dakota incidents illustrate the risks associated with moving the commodity.
Saturday, April, 05, 2014 - WDAY - News

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