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FNS Photo by Bob King Rail cars sit in the yard at Calumet Refinery in Superior, Wis., in this Feb. 4 photo. The Association of American Railroads Friday announced new safety measures for hauling crude on railways.

Back on track: Rail industry outlines safety changes to ease oil-by-rail concerns


WASHINGTON — Railroads hauling crude oil will beef up inspections on their tracks and cut speeds to 40 mph while traveling through major metro areas — most trains already travel through the Fargo area at 35 mph — as part of a set of new industry-imposed changes outlined Friday.

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Kyle Potter
Kyle Potter is an enterprise reporter at the Forum. He came to Fargo-Moorhead in May 2013 after stints at the Associated Press, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily. 
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