Franken adds to push for more rail inspectors
MOORHEAD, Minn. – U.S. Sen. Al Franken spent part of Monday afternoon driving down Main Avenue alongside the railroad tracks in Moorhead, where five-plus trains haul millions of gallons of Bakken crude east through the city every day.
That traffic – which Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams said she expects to increase – plus the fiery derailment in Casselton, N.D., on Dec. 30 – make the trains that cross through town a major public safety issue.
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