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Driver Dodges Injury after Train Collides with His Trailer Outside Casselton

The driver was issued a citation for care required

CASSELTON, N.D. — A pickup driver wasn’t hurt after a train hit his trailer two miles east of Casselton. Around 8:45 this morning, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Casselton Fire Department and rural EMS responded to the scene. While the driver wasn’t hurt, he was issued a citation for care required. The BNSF train was heading westbound when the driver was…

Moorhead Man Injured After Train Hits Semi in Mapleton

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption MAPLETON, ND – A Moorhead man is hurt after a train hit his semi in Mapleton. It happened around 5:15 PM Thursday near the intersection of 164th Avenue and 36th Street Southeast. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 42-year-old Gerald Charbonneau stopped the semi on the tracks when he saw…

Cap On Damages In Fatal School Bus Crash Upheld

Crash In 2015 Killed Bus Driver And A Student near Larimore

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a $500,000 cap on damages in a fatal school bus crash near Larimore. The bus driver and a student died in the collision with a BNSF train in January 2015. Ten other students were hospitalized. Investigators determined the crash was the result of driver error. The parents of several students…

West Fargo Tank Fire Still Under Investigation, Magellan Begins Cleanup

Sunday Fire prompted "shelter in place" warning

WEST FARGO, N.D. — The diesel fuel tank fire at Magellan Pipeline Company could have burned for days had the West Fargo Fire Department not been prepared or had the resources. Luckily, they had both. Every year, the North Dakota Pipeline Association holds a pipeline training course that all West Fargo first responders attend. “That helped out quite a bit because…

Thirty-Thousand Barrel, Diesel Fuel Tank Catches Fire In West Fargo

It took fire crews up to eight hours to extinguish the flames

WEST FARGO, N.D. — People in West Fargo woke up to an alert telling them to stay inside, after a diesel tank fire sent out smoke circulating in the air for miles. The shelter advisory lasted for hours as fire crews worked to put out the flames. “It’s kind of scary and kind of amazing at the same time. Amazing that…

NTSB Releases Details Behind 2015 BNSF Derailment in Heimdal

At least 30 people living in Heimdal were forced from their homes after the six-car derailment in May of 2015

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption HEIMDAL, N.D. — The NTSB has released what they think caused a 2015 train derailment that caused the evacuation of a small North Dakota town. Investigators say they found evidence of a broken wheel and…

Fire Officials Release New Details Behind Grand Forks Bridge Fire Investigation

The fire started near the base of the bridge on the west side closest to the bike path

  GRAND FORKS, ND — The Grand Forks Fire Department says the fire at a downtown railroad bridge was caused by a human act. But they say the fire cannot be classified as incendiary or accidental at this time. The fire was reported on Friday and resulted in damage to the railroad bridge structure and surrounding components. The fire started…

Woman Hurt After Driving Pickup Into Path of Oncoming Train

Collision Happened Sunday Near Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A woman has potentially life threatening injuries after driving her pickup into the path of an oncoming train. It happened Sunday afternoon just south of Highway 2 about 12 miles west of Bemidji. ONSTAR alerted dispatchers of the crash. Emergency crews took the driver, 73-year-old Janice Callahan of Chatfield, to a hospital in Robbinsdale with serious injuries….

Fatal Train Accident In Rugby

The 41-year-old man was thrown from the SUV and died at the scene.

RUGBY, N.D. (AP) _ Authorities are investigating a fatal train crash in Rugby. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says an SUV was stopped near the train tracks on Main Street early Monday morning, then tried to go around the barricades and was struck by the train. The 41-year-old man was thrown from the SUV and died at the scene. Two…

Detroit Lakes Teen Hit by BNSF Train While Crossing Tracks

They say the crew on board spotted the teen and sounded the bell and horn, but the male didn't appear to hear the train coming

  DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — A Detroit Lakes teen was taken to the hospital after being hit by a BNSF train while trying to cross the tracks. Police say a 13-year-old was hit by the train along Highway 10 between Corbett and Jackson Avenue. They say the crew on board spotted the teen and sounded the bell and horn, but…