A crashed train, dozens of screaming people and smoke was the catastrophic scene that played out Wednesday morning at Target Field. Fortunately, it was just a drill.
The body of an executive at St. Paul’s Ecolab was recovered from the wreckage of Amtrak 188 in Philadelphia Thursday. Bob Gildersleeve is the eighth casualty in the crash which also injured 16 people Tuesday night — eight of whom are in critical condition. All are expected to survive.
From a fatal Amtrak derailment to the latest in the Boston bombing trial, these are the four things to know for Wednesday, May 13.
Authorities say there are no injuries and no hazardous spills resulting from a train derailment on the Burlington Northern line in Otter Tail County. Sheriff’s officials say 18 cars derailed about 6:30 a.m. along Highway 10 near Bluffton.
Investigators are trying to figure out how two trains possibly collided in the dark early Thursday morning. Reports say the accident occurred in Mankato and sent 10 cars off the tracks.
About 50 train cars carrying coal derailed in Cass County. According to a Cass County Sheriff’s Office news release, deputies received word about the derailment west of Pillager at about 11:50 p.m. Sunday.
Hoping to avert disaster before it strikes, two state lawmakers introduced plans Wednesday to deal with the growing threat from railroad oil tanker spills. On average, ten oil tanker trains rumble through Minnesota each day, hauling huge quantities of North Dakota crude to refineries down south or out east. As oil rail traffic increases, people like Kathy Hollander want action. “This is oil transportation on steroids,” Hollander said.
Authorities are evacuating part of a North Dakota town near the scene of a fiery oil train derailment. Cass County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tara Morris says as many as 300 Casselton residents may be evacuated. Morris says there’s no immediate danger. It’s a precaution in case winds change as some derailed cars continue to burn. Investigators couldn’t get close to the blaze and estimates of how many cars caught fire varied.
Canadian National is investigating what caused a train loaded with iron ore pellets to derail in Two Harbors. CN spokesman Patrick Waldron says 76 of 107 train cars piled up in a rail yard Thursday afternoon.
A cleanup is underway in the southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth, where 17 cars derailed on a train carrying corn, and 10 tipped on their sides.
Sheriff’s officials say 14 cars of a train carrying crude oil derailed in western Minnesota and spilled some of its load.
A freight train has derailed in St. Paul. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says five empty cars of one of their trains derailed upright at about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. He says it was traveling from Chicago to St. Paul and derailed on tracks owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe.
The last bit of settlement money from a class-action lawsuit over a disastrous train derailment in Minot a decade ago is going to a charity near the site of the wreck.
A Canadian Pacific train derailed near Red Wing, Minn., Sunday morning, causing 19 rail cars to come off the tracks and two to tip over, a spokesperson for the company said.
Some people in the north metro are still dealing with the after effects of a train derailment nearly three months ago.
The Northstar commuter rail serivce, which has been sidelined since Saturday, has finally resumed operations again.
Authorities are on the scene of a bridge that washed out in Fridley due to area flooding and likely caused a train derailment early Saturday morning.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is working Monday to clear a main track near Brainerd where 20 cars in a loaded coal train derailed.
Crews continue the cleanup Tuesday of a train derailment in Paynesville.
A freight train derailment in central Minnesota has sent some rail cars into the Crow River.
Railroad officials say no injuries were reported after a freight train carrying lumber and steel derailed in north suburban Chicago.
Authorities are on the scene of a train derailment in Wayzata. It happened around 10 am in the area of Lake Street and Ferndale Road, just west of downtown Wayzata.