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Burlington Northern derails in Crow Wing County

On Sunday, July 10, the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office received a call from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad reporting a rail car derailment. Deputies responded and discovered about 15 coal cars derailed approximately 3 miles east of the Highway 25 overpass in east Brainerd.

The derailment was in a rural area with marsh on both sides of the tracks. There were no residences, roadways or property damage at the site of the derailment Burlington Northern Santa Fe did not report any injuries of the crew, and there were no members of the public in the area. Burlington Northern Santa Fe had reportedly dispatched a response crew to the scene for clean up.