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Focus Editorial: Don't become a train wreck; show care at rail crossings


Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed June to be “Rail Crossing Safety Awareness Month” in Minnesota.

And for good reason.

While the number of highway-rail accidents has dropped dramatically in recent decades, an alarming number of crashes still occur at railway crossings.

In Perham, where trains rush through 24/7 and a person can’t get from one end of town to the other without crossing the tracks, there have been 18 crashes at crossings in the past dozen years.

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