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Sen. Heitkamp seeks information on derailment history at eastern N.D. location

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CASSELTON, N.D. -- Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is asking federal regulators for more information on the history of train derailments near Casselton, where a derailment caused a fiery explosion last week.

In a statement, Heitkamp said she asked the Federal Railroad Administration how often it had inspected the stretch of tracks just west of Casselton, and whether any special attention will be given to that area.

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