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Crews work to clear train crash
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

TWO HARBORS, Minn. (AP) -- Canadian National is investigating how two of its trains collided head-on in northeastern Minnesota, injuring five crew members.

The crash happened about 4 p.m. Thursday north of Two Harbors in Lake County. CN spokesman Patrick Waldron says one train pulling 118 empty cars was headed north, away from Two Harbors, while the other train with three locomotives pulling 116 cars full of taconite was headed south on the same stretch of track.

The collision injured three crew members in one train and two in the other. Waldron said toiday two of the five remain hospitalized in Duluth.

Waldron says CN crews worked overnight and would continue Friday to clear the three locomotives and 13 cars that derailed from both trains.