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Cars from a Canadian Pacific train derailed Wednesday near Parkers Prairie. (Submitted Photo)

14 railroad cars derail in western Minnesota

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PARKERS PRAIRIE -- Tanker railcars carrying crude oil derailed in western Minnesota just after 6 a.m. Wednesday.

The Canadian Pacific Railroad train was traveling southeast near Parkers Prairie when it lost its air brakes and went into emergency mode, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.


Fourteen cars derailed, some of them completely off the tracks.

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