UPDATED: Multiple cars derail on Union Pacific line near Brewster

No injuries were reported in the incident.

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Union Pacific Railway Train derails involving fifteen rail cars just outside Brewster Minnesota on the western side of town Saturday afternoon 07 10 21. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

10:45 a.m. Sunday update:

BREWSTER — The Union Pacific Railroad continues to investigate the cause of a partial train derailment near the New Vision Cooperative fertilizer plant Saturday afternoon at Brewster.

According to a statement released this morning by Kristen South, senior director of corporate communications and media relations for the railroad, approximately 16 cars derailed in the incident.

“The crew was not hurt and nothing was spilled,” South wrote in an email. “Union Pacific crews are working to clear the cars and make any repairs necessary.”

Saturday’s train derailment occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m.


Original post:

BREWSTER — Officials with the Union Pacific Railroad were on the scene of a train derailment near Brewster this evening. It appears that approximately 15 cars derailed in the incident, which was reported to the Nobles County Sheriff's Office at 2:45 p.m. today.

No injuries were reported in the derailment, and the Globe is awaiting more information from Union Pacific.

Union Pacific Railway officials investigate a fifteen car derailment just outside Brewster Minnesota on the western side of town Saturday at 2:45 p.m. 07 10 21. (Tim Middagh/The Globe)

Julie Buntjer became editor of The Globe in July 2021, after working as a beat reporter at the Worthington newspaper since December 2003. She has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism from South Dakota State University.
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