The annual event is going ahead despite COVID-19.
The offense would still carry a fine, albeit a reduced one.
The crash happened southeast of St. Cloud around 2:45 a.m.
The derailment happened north of Alexandria near the town of Carlos.
The BNSF train derailed at about 2:20 a.m.
It happened at approximately 4:30 p.m.
About 3,500 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the river.
The crossing guards were down at the time, a report says.
Be careful at crossings, people.