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Published April 16, 2012, 10:24 AM

Deadly 1945 train crash in ND to be remembered

MICHIGAN, N.D. (AP) — One of the worst train accidents in North Dakota history will be remembered this summer in the northeast town of Michigan.

MICHIGAN, N.D. (AP) — One of the worst train accidents in North Dakota history will be remembered this summer in the northeast town of Michigan.

A group of local residents will place a memorial to what is known as the Michigan Train Crash of 1945 in Veterans Memorial Park. The Grand Forks Herald reports (http://bit.ly/IfSQy9 ) that the granite monument will be dedicated July 21.

The crash happened when one Great Northern Railway train stopped for repairs in Michigan and another train ran into it. The crash killed 34 people, including 19 soldiers returning from World War II action. More than 300 people were injured.

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