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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.)

Swift Co. Sheriff: Elementary school students evacuated to Kerkhoven

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MURDOCK — Students at Murdock Elementary are being evacuated to the KMS High School in Kerkhoven in response to the collision involving a semi hauling anhydrous ammonia and a BNSF Railway train around 8:30 a.m. this morning.

According to the Swift County Sheriff’s office, the crash was reported via a 911 call this morning just west of the Koch Nitrogen plant west of Murdock along U.S. Highway 12.

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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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