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Crews work to clear the debris at the scene of the BNSF derailment. No one was hurt and the incident did not involve any hazardous material or pose a threat to public safety, according to the Cass County MN Sheriff’s Department, when fifty train cars carrying coal derailed at about 11:48 p.m. Sunday in Sylvan Township, west of Pillager, Minn. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch

50 coal train cars derail on BNSF Railway line near Pillager

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By Jessie Perrine

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PILLAGER, Minn.  — Coal and crushed metal littered the train tracks early Monday as crews worked to clear the scene of a massive train derailment on a BNSF Railway line near Pillager.

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