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A damaged semi trailer is shown after it was hit by a freight train Friday morning in Perham. Photo by John George / Perham Enterprise-Bulletin

Train-trailer collision halts Perham traffic

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A 123-car freight train struck an empty semi trailer that became disconnected from its tractor early Friday in Perham, Police Chief Brian Nelson said.

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The accident occurred about 7:18 a.m., within about 20 yards of Perham City Hall. The eastbound train was carrying 17,000 tons of lignite to Superior, Wis.

It's the second train collision in less than a month in Perham.

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