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Cass County Emergency Manager Dave Rogness talks about lessons learned from the Casselton train derailment during a seminar hosted by the North Dakota League of Cities on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel in Bismarck. Photo by Mike Nowatzki / Forum News Service

Casselton fire chief stresses federal funding for disaster response

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WASHINGTON – Casselton Fire Chief Tim McLean said his firefighters were prepared for the worst when an oil train ignited after striking a derailed grain train on Dec. 30.

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But he thought they’d be coping with anhydrous ammonia or another dangerous chemical – he never expected to battle Bakken crude.

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Kyle Potter
Kyle Potter is an enterprise reporter at the Forum. He came to Fargo-Moorhead in May 2013 after stints at the Associated Press, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily. 
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