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Plummer, Minn.

Train accident forces evacuation of northern Minnesota town -- Haz-mat team from Detroit Lakes called out

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The northwestern Minnesota town of Plummer, population 292, was evacuated for a time earlier today after a semi-truck crashed into a train, according to a Canadian Pacific Railway spokesman.

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Ed Greenberg said it was done as a precaution and that the evacuation order has since been lifted. He stressed that there is no risk to the public.

The driver of the truck died at the scene, the Minnesota State Patrol said. It has not released the driver's name.

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