FRESH MOJO Be ready for anything: Winter Driving in the Bakken
By Sid Pranke
Bakken-area drivers already got an early taste of possible things to come this winter in mid-November, icy roads led to travel advisories, numerous accidents and tragically, several de... Posted on 12/11/12 at 10:31 AM
IT'S GOOD TO BE IN ND My new favorite show
I've recently become addicted to reruns of the BBC's automotible show "Top Gear."
It's basically this: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are three British men w... Posted on 6/15/10 at 10:30 AM
NASCAR DAD Monster Jam
Coming to Fargo, Feb 5 and 6. The Avenger won 1st Freestyle race at Minneapolis in 2009, driven by Jim Koehler with great/rockin "57 Chevy car body on Monster Truck. Did a back flip in car and la... Posted on 1/26/10 at 4:39 PM
A public comment period is now open for a proposed project that would place a diesel refinery — which could pump as much as 160,000 tons of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere annually — between Dickinson and South Heart.
TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — Along the wide-open expanses and rolling prairie of western North Dakota surrounding the state's booming oil patch, all sorts of bizarre litter can be found clogging the once picturesque roadside: Derelict hardhats, single boots, buckets, pallets, pieces of machinery, shredded semi tires, oily clothing, cigarette butts.
WILLISTON — Trooper Neil Kent isn’t afraid to take on the heavyweights.
Kent, stationed with the North Dakota Highway Patrol’s Williston district, spends the bulk of his time monitoring the busy truck traffic and enforcing weight restrictions.
A recent commercial vehicle inspection done by the North Dakota Highway Patrol and Federal Motor Safety Administration found that one in four trucks driving in oil country had safety violations serious enough to put the vehicles out of service.
Dickinson fire, city and law enforcement officials are concerned that tanker trucks carrying corrosive, explosive, flammable, combustible or other hazardous material are parking in places they shouldn’t.
After the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently extended a public comment period for discussion of commercial driver’s license requirements, area farmers and ranchers are urging no more regulations.
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