Contact Us

Two Injured in Train Derailment in NE Minnesota

TWO HARBORS, Minn. (AP) – A train filled with iron ore pellets has derailed in northeastern Minnesota, injuring two people.

Lake County Sheriff Carey Johnson says the derailment happened just after 1 p.m. Thursday on a bend in the tracks in Two Harbors.

Minnesota NewsReports say it’s unclear how extensive the injuries are, but the two people were taken from the scene by ambulance.

Uwe Kausch, a sales manager at Northshore Manufacturing, says the rail cars were everywhere, “stacked up like cord wood,” with some pointing up vertically.

LeRoy Veness, who owns a repair shop about 100 yards from the rail line, says he heard the derailment. Vennes says, “Our whole building was rumbling.”

A typical ore train has just over 100 cars.

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!