CASSELTON, N.D. — North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is meeting with local emergency responders in Casselton to mark the two-year anniversary of a fiery train derailment that led many residents to evacuate their homes.
The Dec. 30, 2013, accident happened when a train carrying soybeans derailed and caused a train carrying crude oil to derail one mile west of Casselton. There were no injuries, but it caused massive explosions and left a cloud over the city.
Heitkamp is scheduled to tour the Casselton Volunteer Ambulance Service Wednesday morning. She plans to present the president of the organization, Ken Habinger, with an American flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol in recognition of Habinger’s commitment to the safety of his community.
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