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Train derailment near Pillager. (Forum News Service)

45 coal train cars derail near Pillager, Minn.

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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.

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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 in Cass County.

No one was hurt and there were no hazardous materials or threat to public safety, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Department.

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