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Several Cars of BNSF Train Derail and Catch Fire West of Minot

Courtesy: Trooper Hilzendeger-Minot @Ahilz258BURLINGTON, N.D. (KVRR/AP) — Several train cars caught fire after at least 11 cars of a BNSF train derailed near Burlington, North Dakota. That is just west of Minot. No injuries are reported. The railroad said in a statement that the train derailed between Minot and Des Lacs around 1 a.m. Railcars containing paper products and frozen…

Update: Two trains derail in collision near Frazee

Frazee derailment (courtesy, KDLM) Frazee derailment (courtesy, KDLM) FRAZEE, Minn. (KVRR-KDLM) – No one was injured when two freight trains collided Thursday morning near Frazee, Minnesota. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says an eastbound train collided with a second train on an adjacent track shortly before 9:00 a.m. He says the second train did not appear to be moving. Glander…

Man Hit & Killed By BNSF Train In Fargo

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A man is dead after being hit by a BNSF train in Fargo. Train operators called Fargo Police around 5 Sunday morning to report that they had hit a person on the tracks in the 14 hundred block of Main Avenue. Officers arrived and found a 40-year-old man was dead. Police tell us that out of…

28-Year-Old Man Walking On Railroad Tracks Hit & Killed

CROOKSTON, Minn. (KVRR) — A Crookston man is dead after being hit by a BNSF train. Polk County Dispatch was notified around 2 Thursday afternoon. Authorities say the 28-year-old man was walking on the railroad tracks and did not respond to the trains horn before he was hit. It happened near 411 North Main Street in Crookston. His name is…

BNSF coal train derails near Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. – Around 15 cars of a BNSF coal train derailed south of Bismarck. Bismarck Police, the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department and Bismarck Fire Department were called out around 3:15 p.m. Sunday for the derailment near Hemlock Street. There were no reports of injuries. BNSF spokeswoman Amy Casas says railroad crews were at the scene Sunday evening and an…

Intermodal Train Service To Begin Next Week In North Dakota

Gov. Doug Burgum calls it a "game-changer"

MINOT, N.D. — Intermodal rail service is coming to North Dakota and Gov. Doug Burgum calls it a “game-changer”. He says next week, Minot will receive an intermodal unit train at a newly operational facility serviced by BNSF. Intermodal uses two modes of freight, such as truck and rail. The service will allow for the movement of international containers so…

Semi Driver Pulls Rig In Path of Slow-Moving BNSF Train

The BNSF train was only going between 5 and 10 miles per hour

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the second time in about a week, a vehicle drives into the path of a slow-moving train in Grand Forks. This time it was a semi driven by 31-year-old Travis Bitker of Bemidji. Police say Bitker was driving through the yard of the State Mill at the time of the crash. The BNSF train was…

Grand Forks Woman Cited After Driving In Path of Slow-Moving Train

Theresa Knutson's SUV was pushed off the roadway by a slow-moving BNSF train

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — An 87-year-old Grand Forks woman is cited after she drives in front of an oncoming train. Police were called to Demers Avenue and 42nd Street around 11 a.m. Sunday. They say Theresa Knutson’s SUV was pushed off the roadway by a slow-moving BNSF train. Knutson was taken to Altru Hospital for possible minor injuries. She was…

Dilworth Man Dies After Semi is Struck by Train

The crash happened two miles south of Buxton, N.D.

BUXTON, N.D.–A Dilworth man has died after his semi was struck by a train near Buxton on Wednesday. Thirty-two-year-old Jose Silva was pronounced deceased at the scene. The crash happened at the intersection of 11th Street Northeast and 162nd Avenue Northeast two miles south of Buxton. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says Silva failed to yield for a BNSF train….