Officials say 13 cars of a Canadian National Railway train have derailed in northeastern Minnesota. St. Louis County authorities say three of nine cars carrying a hazardous compound derailed, but didn’t spill any material. No one was hurt.
It’s a beast of a weed, creeping north into the Midwest from cotton country. Palmer amaranth can shoot up as high as 7 feet, and just one plant can produce up to a million seeds. Herbicide is increasingly futile against it, and the weed’s thick stems and deep roots make it hard work to clear by hand.
Authorities are investigating and looking for the public’s help after a body was found in a burning car Wednesday morning between Cotton and Hibbing in St. Louis County.
Families have been dealing with higher prices for milk and corn, and now a kid-favorite is going to get a lot more expensive. The price of peanut butter could rise as much as 40 percent by next month.