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Train Derails Near Detroit Lakes, No Injuries Reported

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A train derailment Thursday morning is under investigation in western Minnesota.

According to the Becker County Sheriff's Office, the derailment happened shortly before 9 a.m. west of Frazee and east of Detroit Lakes. There were no injuries.

The Burlington Northern train was traveling eastbound when it derailed.

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According to BNSF, the train was carrying consumer products and the derailment also affected another train on a nearby track.

BNSF says traffic on the railway's main lines was impacted as a result of the incident and crews are working as "quickly and safely as possible" to clear the incident.


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