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Crew member who thought train carried ethanol was on train carrying soybeans


CASSELTON — The crew member who thought the cars engulfed in flames after a train wreck near Casselton last week were hauling ethanol —not crude oil — was on board the other train carrying soybeans, a BNSF official says.

The confusion stemmed from audio recordings of emergency calls after one train struck a derailed train just west of Casselton on Dec. 30. The recordings were released by the Cass County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.

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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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