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Freight train cars derail near Fargo

Cars on a freight train traveling from Minneapolis to Minot, N.D. derailed Sunday about 45 miles northwest of Faro, the Star Tribune reported.

One empty tanker car was burning Sunday evening, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman said.

The train left the tracks between Fargo and Minot. The 37 cars and two locomotives that derailed were carrying general freight such as sand and 50-foot-long pipes.

A resident who lives about 100 yards from the derailment was asked to temporarily relocate.

Spokesman Gus Melonas said that speed was not a factor of the derailment, and that the cause was being investigated.