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FDA wants donated blood tested for Zika virus
Trump's candidacy taking a toll on political ad spending
Benefit being held for Dunn Center teen after reconstructive surgery
N.D. leaders shift toward willingness to spend Legacy Fund earnings for 2017-19 budget
crime and courts
nation and world
Energy leaders partner with UND division for carbon-capture efforts
Minnesota will not appeal North Dakota coal power suit
Standing Rock tribal leaders represented by former U.S. attorney
Coal industry on hunt for funding to capture carbon
Gas suppliers Praxair, Linde hold merger talks
Medora Musical ticket sales cross 100,000
Drug prices keep rising with no end in sight
The corny truth about high fructose corn syrup
Benson: Coyotes and prairie dogs on the Great Plains
How to best utilize a cash back credit card to maximize rewards
Midgets’ offense overwhelms Fargo North in opener
High school football roundup: Wegh collects five touchdowns in Wildfire victory
Late score, second-half defense carries Raiders over Night Hawks
Smoak, Martin bash Blue Jays past Twins
ESPN analyst Brown thinks FCS is the right level for the Bison
Heitkamp: How I'm gearing up to fight for a strong farm bill
Brock: Small town tragedies
Murdock: Never Trump seeds would bear socialist fruit
Letter: We don’t need annual legislative session, we need term limits
Letter: Respect for community and property needed
good bad and ugly
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
November 4, 2015
Buffett's BNSF helped lead fight to delay train safety technology
WASHINGTON -- When an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia in May, killing eight people and injuring scores more, the railroad industry's...
News/Nation and World
November 4, 2015 - 10:24am
July 17, 2015
Oil train hits powerline as it derails in NE Montana
CULBERTSON, Mont. – An oil train derailed in northeastern Montana on Thursday and struck a powerline pole as it derailed but has not caused any fires or injuries, officials said Friday. “We’re real lucky it didn’t go bang,” said Chief Deputy Corey Reum with the Roosevelt...
July 17, 2015 - 7:30pm
May 29, 2015
Other Views: Making the conservative case for Amtrak
GRAND FORKS -- When the talk turns to Amtrak, the arguments often are predictable, with liberals favoring the passenger-train service and conservatives opposing it. But is there a conservative case for Amtrak? There is. And as Congress turns its attention to the service in the wake...
May 29, 2015 - 10:48pm
May 28, 2015
To see why Amtrak's losses mount, hop on the Empire Builder train
ABOARD THE EMPIRE BUILDER -- Its passengers are mostly silver-haired retirees, oilfield workers and a few young families gazing out the windows...
News/Nation and World
May 28, 2015 - 2:49pm
January 19, 2015
Jackie Hope: ‘Empire’ state of mind
We know this guy. And he just returned from The Great American Railroad Trek. Epic. Let’s call him Lawyer J. Because he’s a lawyer, and because there is a J in his name. And because it makes him sound real cool, and all, like Will Smith in the “Men in Black” movie series. While...
January 19, 2015 - 9:50pm
May 9, 2014
Getting back on the track: Amtrak leader looks for support during rail service disruptions
GRAND FORKS — Just days after Amtrak announced a five-month-long detour around Grand Forks and Devils Lake, President and CEO Joe Boardman...
May 9, 2014 - 12:22am
Rail company brings passenger trains back to St. Paul’s historic Union Depot
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Passenger trains are again rolling into St. Paul’s historic Union Depot. Ramsey County leaders joined their peers from St. Paul and the state Wednesday to welcome Amtrak to their meticulously restored depot. The first train, the westbound Empire Builder from...
May 9, 2014 - 12:20am
March 1, 2014
Repairing broken links to the world: Devils Lake looks forward to restored rail service, air service
DEVILS LAKE — A century ago, a local newspaper, the Devils Lake World, boasted of the community’s connections with places far and wide. While...
March 1, 2014 - 1:28am
February 11, 2014
Northeast ND's Amtrak disruptions to continue until March: Heavy freight traffic ties up rail lines
GRAND FORKS -- Westbound Amtrak trains service will continue to bypass Grand Forks and Devils Lake through North Dakota until at least Feb. 28. That means passengers with stops in Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby will be bused to and from Fargo or Minot, just as Amtrak has been...
February 11, 2014 - 10:31am
January 28, 2014
Westbound Amtrak passengers facing bus rides to meet train in Minot
GRAND FORKS -- Westbound Amtrak train service on the Empire Builder is being switched to buses until Sunday for passengers in Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby. Devils Lake Mayor Dick Johnson received the news late Monday afternoon in an email from Amtrak’s government affairs...
January 28, 2014 - 6:14pm
December 11, 2013
Oil field traffic forces Amtrak cancellations
FARGO — Heavy freight train traffic in the oil fields has canceled several of Amtrak’s passenger trips between Chicago and Spokane, Wash., through the weekend, disrupting service for hundreds of customers. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said freight congestion — combined with...
December 11, 2013 - 10:16pm
September 15, 2013
On-time trains a rarity for Amtrak passengers heading east from Fargo
FARGO - The train is late. Again. It's 2:30 a.m. on a Friday, and the Amtrak train that hauls passengers east was supposed to be here 15 minutes...
September 15, 2013 - 12:00am
April 5, 2012
Train depot booms with Oil Patch passengers
BISMARCK (AP) -- Armies of workers migrating to and from North Dakota's rich oil fields have made Williston's train depot the busiest Amtrak stop in the state and the fastest-growing station in the nation, the railroad said. The once-sleepy little train station in western North Dakota...
April 5, 2012 - 12:00am
November 3, 2011
ND seeks federal grant for railroad rebuild
GRAND FORKS -- North Dakota is seeking a federal grant to finance its portion of a proposed $100 million project to rebuild a flood-damaged 20-mile span of railroad track and two bridges near Churchs Ferry. Amtrak's Empire Builder passenger train service was halted through northern...
November 3, 2011 - 12:00am
July 16, 2011
Midwest flooding causes rail delays
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Disruption caused by Midwest flooding has inundated Amtrak with delays and extra expense this summer while dampening the spirits of passengers traveling popular routes, forcing them in some cases to hop off the train and onto chartered buses. Amtrak's Empire...
July 16, 2011 - 12:00am