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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tells emergency services personnel Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, that he is concerned that the state does not know how much oil railroads will transport across the state. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

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LITTLE CANADA, Minn. -- Minnesota emergency services personnel will be trained and equipped in a few years to deal with oil train disasters, but the governor worries about what could happen before then.

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"If the accident would just wait for two years, three years, four years, boy, would we be ready," Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday told his first in a series of rail safety roundtables.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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