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FARGO – Casselton’s fire chief has recently become a bit of a celebrity on Capitol Hill. It might not be a status he totally relishes.


Everywhere U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp goes, people ask her how Tim McLean and Casselton are doing since the Dec. 30 crude-oil train derailment and explosion just west of town.

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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