Gianforte praises effort after Saturday's Empire Builder derailment


Last updated 9/27/2021 at 11:57am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Liberty County Disaster and Emergency Services Manager Sarah Robbin speaks Sunday at a press conference in Chester about Saturday's Amtrak derailment near Joplin.

Gov. Greg Gianforte, along with local officials and first responders, held a press conference at Liberty Community and Senior Center Sunday afternoon to address the Amtrak derailment Saturday that killed three.

Gianforte said his thoughts and prayers, as well as those of all Montanans, are with those affected by this derailment, and offered his thanks and praise to the volunteers and the larger Hi-Line community for their work over the previous 24 hours.

He said first responders from counties across the Hi-Line assisted with the situation, most of them working through the night with not a...

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