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A Canadian Pacific freight train and a grain truck collided in Ottertail Jan. 8. The photo here was taken by 12-year-old Zachary Pary, a seventh grader at the Perham Prairie Wind Middle School. The train came to rest, after pushing the truck about 300 yards, a short distance from the Pary's back door in an Ottertail residential area.

Dent man only bruised after crash with train in Ottertail

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A Dent man was miraculously unharmed after a collision with a Canadian Pacific freight train in Ottertail last week.

The full-size semi truck with a grain hopper was wrapped around the entire front end of the train-and pushed an estimated 300 yards through the city of Ottertail, according to Otter Tail County Deputy Mark Haberer.


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