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Months After Train Derails, Birds Still Feeding On Corn

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some people in the north metro are still dealing with the after effects of a train derailment nearly three months ago.

The accident happened near Fridley in July.

That’s when 17 train cars derailed dumping tons of corn and hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel.

It went into the Rice Creek and nearby Locke Lake.

Burlington Northern worked on the clean-up but there is still so much corn left behind, it’s become a feeding ground for geese and ducks from near and far.

Residents say the sound and smell is awful and the goose convention is even larger and louder early in the morning.

Residents we spoke with don’t know whether to blame the city, county, or railroad but they say it should have all been fixed by now.

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