Freight derailment forces Amtrak detour
WILLMAR — Amtrak’s Empire Builder train riders Friday got a major detour through west central Minnesota due to a freight train derailment on BNSF Railway tracks near Elk River.
An Amtrak spokesman confirmed Friday afternoon that the Empire Builder was rerouted along BNSF Railway tracks through west central Minnesota, traveling a southerly route from Fargo, N.D., through Breckenridge-Morris-Willmar-Litchfield to Minneapolis.
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