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A train and a semi-tractor trailer carrying anhydrous ammonia collided west of Murdock, Minn. Traffic was detoured and school kids were evacuated as a precaution. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny.)

May 7: Traffic detoured around semi-train crash west of Murdock, fire departments spraying tipped truck

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MURDOCK — Area fire departments are spraying water on the semi-tractor and tanker of anhydrous ammonia involved in a collision with a BNSF Railway train around 8:30 a.m. this morning.

According to Tribune Reporter Tom Cherveny, who is on the scene, there are fire trucks, ambulances and hazardous materials response crews at the scene near the fertilizer tank farm along U.S. Highway 12 between Murdock and DeGraff.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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