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Cars from a Canadian Pacific train derailed near Parkers Prairie early Wednesday, March 27, 2013. (Photo contributed by Dee Sjobeck)

Train carrying oil derails near Parkers Prairie, Minn.

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PARKER'S PRAIRIE, Minn. -- A train carrying crude oil derailed near Parkers Prairie just after 6 a.m. this morning.

The Canadian Pacific Railroad train was traveling southeast through Otter Tail County when it lost its air brakes and went into emergency mode, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.


Fourteen cars derailed, some of them completely off the tracks.

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