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FNS Photo by Steve Kohls Crews work to clear the debris at the scene of the BNSF derailment. No one was hurt and the incident did not involve any hazardous material or pose a threat to public safety, according to Minnesota’s Cass County Sheriff’s Department, when fifty train cars carrying coal derailed late Sunday night west of Pillager, Minn.

Coal train derails in Minnesota: No one hurt in 45-car derailment

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By Jessie Perrine

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PILLAGER, Minn. — Coal and crushed metal littered the BNSF Railway train tracks near Pillager in central Minnesota as crews worked Monday to clear the scene of a massive train derailment.

About 45 train cars carrying coal left the tracks at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday west of Pillager, about 18 miles west of Brainerd, Minn., in Cass County.

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