MASON CITY, Iowa — A slow-moving freight train derailed in the Union Pacific yard in Mason City. No one was injured. The cars, some on their sides, had non-hazardous cargoes of soybean meal and potash. The accident was about 10:10 p.m. Mason City is a northern Iowa UP crossroads. A major north-south line connects Des Moines and St. Paul via Owatonna, Faribault and Northfield. There also is an east-west granger line into Minnesota. The derailment blocked 19th Street Southwest near South Pierce Avenue

Awaiting a crane. The railroad dispatched equipment to lift cars upright. Also a clean-up crew.