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Negotiations between protesters, law enforcement break down
Jury debating murder fate of Spirit Lake Nation man accused of stabbing man in heart
DPS under investigation, parent alleges rooms used without parental consent
Police Blotter: Camper stolen from RV parking lot
Dog handlers not licensed to work security
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Trinity volleyball earns win on senior night over Beach
Blue Hawks, Black Hills State to renew old rivalry
Heart River to add baseball in spring
Former UND standouts make NHL debuts, more to come
Wild use another second-period explosion to blow past Bruins
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
January 6, 2014
9 years, 4 derailments in span near Casselton: Answers in fiery wreck still long off, but track issues cited in two prior accidents
CASSELTON, N.D. – At nearly the same site of last week’s fiery train crash here – and nine years earlier to the day – another train ran off the rails in Casselton. Thirty-two cars derailed Dec. 30, 2004, after a car’s brake seized and burnt out, spilling coal where oil...
January 6, 2014 - 12:48pm
January 3, 2014
Officials meet with BNSF CEO regarding rail safety
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple met with BNSF Railway CEO Matt Rose on Friday to discuss Monday’s train derailment near Casselton and ways to enhance rail shipment of North Dakota crude oil. “We’re going to pursue this until we’re satisfied that the appropriate measures...
January 3, 2014 - 10:25pm
January 2, 2014
Claims come in from Casselton train crash
FARGO — After hightailing it to Fargo while a plume of black smoke hovered over his city earlier this week, Gary McKenzie of Casselton walked...
January 2, 2014 - 9:39pm
December 31, 2013
Damage Assessment: NTSB arrives to investigate collision near Casselton
By Kyle Potter and Archie Ingersoll CASSELTON — Trails of smoke lingered and flames dwindled amid scorched railcars Tuesday, a disturbing...
December 31, 2013 - 9:16pm
Casselton residents can return home
CASSELTON - The voluntary evacuation of Casselton after the fiery train crash nearby was lifted at 3 p.m. today. Multiple health and environmental officials say the air quality is now safe for residents to return.
December 31, 2013 - 3:18pm
December 21, 2013
Railroad delays affecting agriculture
Along with causing delays or cancellations of Amtrak trains, increased traffic on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad is affecting agriculture...
December 21, 2013 - 9:00pm
December 12, 2013
Fears about oil train safety, impacts voiced in Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. — A proposal to ship North Dakota crude oil through Spokane by train drew mostly opponents at a hearing Wednesday night. About 75 people showed up for the state hearing on a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver that could result in up to four oil trains...
December 12, 2013 - 8:08pm
December 7, 2013
Dickinson quiet zone improvements estimated at $1.5M
Campers at Dickinson’s Patterson Lake Recreation Area are warned that the camper sites are located near the train tracks and that it can be...
December 7, 2013 - 8:14pm
December 3, 2013
South Heart rail project approved
Stark County commissioners on Tuesday gave final approval to rezone a 686-acre plot for a rail terminal 5 miles west of South Heart, but not without a lengthy list of stipulations. Commissioners who also sit on the zoning board said the biggest issue when the first time developers...
December 3, 2013 - 8:25pm
September 27, 2013
Stark County Zoning Board axes two rail projects
Big-time developers got a taste of small-town, homegrown opposition Thursday. After hearing passionate opposition from local landowners, the...
September 27, 2013 - 12:00am
September 19, 2013
Upgrades key to Bakken rail shipments, safety
GRAND FORKS -- The head of BNSF Railway says federal regulators will have to find a balance in creating incentives for railroads to upgrade to newer tanks cars while ensuring there's enough old cars available to handle the huge volumes of Bakken oil being shipped by rail. BNSF CEO...
September 19, 2013 - 12:00am
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
March 9, 2013
A new source of power
As the issue of reducing natural gas flaring at oil well sites in western North Dakota has become a hot topic of late, one major hauler of Bakken crude is looking at the possibility of using natural gas for fuel. Railroad giant BNSF -- which has a large presence in North Dakota --...
March 9, 2013 - 12:00am
January 13, 2013
Death toll rises as boom takes hold: South Heart woman broken in accident, survives
SOUTH HEART -- The accident was so gruesome, Mary Hodell thought she had died. She broke her knees, a tibia, a clavicle, a wrist, a shoulder...
January 13, 2013 - 12:00am
December 1, 2012
Tracking Bakken oil movement: 40 percent of SW North Dakota crude leaves via railway
While some in Dickinson -- particularly on the south side of town -- might only notice a passing train when it's holding up traffic at a crossing...
December 1, 2012 - 12:00am