MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — All this week, WCCO Radio has reported on oil train safety and the fears some have about the potential for a derailment and explosion. But just what role do the oil and railroad industries have in keeping the trains on the tracks?
Oil is big business in North Dakota, with millions of barrels a day being shipped out to refineries across the country. Many of those oil tank cars rolling right through Minnesota.
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