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Al Edenloff | Echo Press file photo On November 16, 1990 a 120-car Soo Line freight train collided with a School District 206 bus in Miltona. Two people were killed - the bus driver and a student. The crossing was marked only with warnings and stop signs, not cross arms.

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Twenty years ago - on the morning of November 16, 1990 - every parent's worst nightmare came true in Miltona.

Shortly before 7:30 a.m., a Soo Line train collided with a District 206 school bus at the railroad crossing in downtown Miltona.


Two people were killed - the bus driver, Fred "Bud" Beman and one student, 9-year-old Kristian Rindahl of Carlos.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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