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September 30, 2016
Update - One dead in crash near Casselton
One man was killed in a single-vehicle accident near Casselton, N.D., Thursday evening, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.Erland Wateland, 61, Leonard, N.D., was driving a 1999 Dodge Caravan south on N.D. Highway 18 around 7:08 p.m. The patrol said the van drifted into...
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One dead in crash near Casselton
One man was killed in a single-vehicle accident near Casselton, N.D., Thursday evening, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. A 61-year-old Leonard, N.D., man was driving a 1999 Dodge Caravan south on N.D. Highway 18 around 7:08 p.m. The patrol said the van drifted into the...
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September 30, 2016 - 11:19am
July 6, 2016
Casselton boy injured in fireworks accident
FARGO — A Casselton boy playing with a firecracker lost a finger over the weekend, according to the Cass County Sheriff's Department. The boy was lighting the firecracker on a driveway about 6 p.m. Sunday, July 3, when it exploded in his right hand, severing a finger, said...
July 6, 2016 - 6:40am
March 8, 2016
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
The sixth largest ethanol plant in the nation is located in Casselton, North Dakota. Agweek's Shawna Olson gets a tour of the facility and gives...
March 8, 2016 - 8:41am
December 30, 2015
No final report 2 years after fiery Casselton oil crash
CASSELTON, N.D.—Two years after a fiery oil train derailment here, federal investigators still have not released their final report on what caused it. Casselton Mayor Lee Anderson said he thought the National Transportation Safety Board's report would be released sooner. The...
December 30, 2015 - 6:45am
November 3, 2015
Casselton toddler awaiting second heart transplant dies
CASSELTON, N.D. — A Casselton toddler who’d been on a heart-lung bypass machine for 3 1/2 months awaiting a second heart transplant has died. Ember Carey, who recently marked her second birthday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., suffered a massive stroke there Saturday...
November 3, 2015 - 8:17am
November 28, 2014
Rail line to Casselton a priorty
The people in and near Casselton, N.D., can take some heart in an announcement that BNSF Railway will start upgrades and intensify inspections on a stretch of track that has seen a troubling number of derailments and other failures. The announcement came from the offices of Sens....
November 28, 2014 - 7:15am
November 13, 2014
Train derails west of Casselton
CASSELTON – A BNSF Railway train hauling lumber derailed just west of Casselton on Thursday evening. Cass County sheriff’s deputies and other officials responded to a report of a derailed train at 5:34 p.m., a dispatcher for Red River Valley Regional Dispatch said. The derailment...
November 13, 2014 - 6:59pm
November 12, 2014
Boys hospitalized after near-drowning
CASSELTON, N.D. -- Two 4-year-old boys are hospitalized but conscious and alert after a near-drowning Tuesday afternoon at a Casselton hotel, authorities say. CPR was performed on the unrelated boys after Cass County deputies responded to a report at 1:48 p.m. of a suspected...
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November 12, 2014 - 7:38am
February 8, 2014
Heroin found in home near Casselton school
CASSELTON, N.D. — Two people face felony drug charges after police found heroin and marijuana at a Casselton home, which is just blocks away from Central Cass School. According to court documents, undercover officers bought heroin in January from a Fargo woman who set up the transaction...
February 8, 2014 - 10:08am
January 6, 2014
Nine years, four derailments in span near Casselton
CASSELTON, N.D. — At nearly the same site of last week’s fiery train crash here — and nine years earlier to the day — another train ran...
January 6, 2014 - 7:38am
January 3, 2014
Claims come in from Casselton crash
FARGO – After hightailing it to Fargo while a plume of black smoke hovered over his city earlier this week, Gary McKenzie of Casselton walked...
January 3, 2014 - 7:11am
January 1, 2014
NTSB arrives to investigate collision near Casselton, N.D.
By Kyle Potter and Archie Ingersoll Forum News Service CASSELTON, N.D. – Trails of smoke lingered and flames dwindled amid scorched railcars Tuesday, a disturbing reminder of a huge oil-fueled blaze sparked by a train crash that officials agreed could have...
January 1, 2014 - 10:21am
December 30, 2013
Officials urging evacuation near ND derailment
DAVE KOLPACK Associated Press CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities are urging residents to evacuate a small North Dakota town after a mile-long train carrying crude oil derailed outside of town. The Cass County sheriff's office said Monday night it is “strongly...
December 30, 2013 - 7:56pm
Train derails outside Casselton
CASSELTON, N.D. – Emergency crews are responding to a reported train derailment about a mile west of here. Sgt. Tara Morris of the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said deputies have been dispatched to the accident, but she said about 2:40 p.m. that they hadn’t arrived yet...
December 30, 2013 - 3:11pm