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Canadian Pacific train derails Monday in Paynesville, Minn. (video)


PAYNESVILLE -- Eight cars of an 85-car Canadian Pacific Rail Road train derailed Monday afternoon near the AMPI plant in Paynesville.

According to Paynesville Police Chief Kent Kortlever, railroad officials are still investigating the cause of the accident, but it's possible that the 90-degree heat on the tracks could have been a contributing factor.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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