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North Dakota Rail Fire Creates Logistical Problems

Issue will have a huge impact for local grain elevator

Railroad tracks

A fire destroyed a railroad bridge south of Cavalier and north of Crystal, ND, last Thursday, reports the Red River Farm Network.

The Dakota Northern Railroad, which is a short line rail provider, serves this area. Larry McCollum, who works for Columbia Grain, says this issue will have a huge impact locally.

"We have local cars that we run from the Walhalla elevator and S & S Grain and we have an edible bean plant right in Walhalla owned by Columbia Grain that will be affected," he says. "There’s two edible bean plants in Cavalier that will be affected and CHS elevator in Cavalier."

McCollum says this fire will create a significant logistical problem.

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