- Associated Press - Saturday, March 26, 2016

CALLAWAY, Minn. (AP) - Gov. Mark Dayton spoke about rail safety as he visited the northwestern Minnesota town of Callaway, just days after a fiery truck and train crash led to a one-day evacuation of the town.

Dayton was asked about rail transportation safety, crossing safety and efficient emergency response teams.

He says he hopes the Legislature will recognize the urgency of such issues. According to the Star Tribune (https://strib.mn/1TbtsQj) Dayton said: “You can’t do enough, and this shows that something can happen anywhere under those unexpected circumstances.”

Dayton also says there are more flammable materials moving on the rail system and the state needs to catch up.

A preliminary investigation shows the propane tanker pulled in front of the train Thursday without stopping.

Callaway is about 50 miles east of Fargo, North Dakota.


Information from: Star Tribune, https://www.startribune.com

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