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Tanker cars are shown Tuesday afternoon in the BNSF Railway yard in Willmar, as seen from the pedestrian bridge at Sixth Street Southeast. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

New Minn. rail regulations aim to enhance safety for increased shipments of oil by rail

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By Kyle Rozendaal

ST. PAUL — New Minnesota laws took effect on Tuesday to improve the safety of citizens and rail workers who live and work near railroad tracks that carry crude oil through Minnesota.

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