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

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

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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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