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18th annual Bull Day held in different location and on different day
GM to invest $1 billion in U.S. factories, still cutting jobs
UPDATE: DAPL protest occurs Monday with 3 arrested, some say in response to MLK Day
Minnesota nun and former ND teacher who wrote to murderers dies at age 106
In SD, Yankton Sioux police consider cutting 911
crime and courts
nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
5 Ways to Ensure Your Small Business is In Lending Shape in 2017
Blue Hawks men’s hoops edges Vikings
Dickinson State women’s basketball tops Valley City
Introspective off days are key to Karl-Anthony Towns' improvement
U.S. high school soccer concussions on the rise, study finds
Packers-Cowboys, Steelers-Chiefs draw huge audiences
BENSON: A monarchy in America
OMDAHL: A high tech governor offers great promise
Port: NDDOT attaches ridiculous fiscal note to bill to increase speed limit
Port: The Ringling Brothers Circus has a monument in North Dakota
Always in Season: House sparrows present a mystery
Thomas F. Murtha
Shirley A. Dvorak
Hilma K. Sargent
Kim F. Krull
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
Burgum releases budget plan to legislative leaders calling for more cuts than Dalrymple
BNSF drops plan to buy tank cars on customer concerns
HOUSTON — BNSF Railway Co. this week told customers it had dropped a plan announced last year to buy 5,000 stronger crude oil tank cars after customers were concerned about the company moving into railcar ownership. The letter from the company, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire...
News/Nation and World
May 16, 2015 - 9:28pm
May 15, 2015
BNSF cuts back grain car delays
More cars and less cargo means fewer delays. That’s what officials said this week, referring to the most recent grain by rail numbers....
May 15, 2015 - 3:50pm
May 11, 2015
ICYMI: Wind farm fails, train derails, UND Flickertails?
Too busy preparing for the snowpocalypse-that-wasn’t to stay on top of the news? Catch up on last week’s biggest stories here.
May 11, 2015 - 4:00am
May 7, 2015
GF, Devils Lake firefighters assist in derailment response
HEIMDAL, N.D. - Shortly after a BNSF oil tanker train derailed Wednesday morning, sending fire and thick black smoke into the air, regional emergency...
May 7, 2015 - 8:03pm
April 28, 2015
NTSB: Axle test might have averted North Dakota oil train crash
NEW YORK - A more stringent inspection of old tank car axles might have prevented an explosive BNSF train collision in Casselton, N.D., in December...
April 28, 2015 - 5:37pm
April 27, 2015
Two escape car on tracks just before train hits
HILLSBORO, N.D. - A Fargo man is behind bars after allegedly driving his car drunk onto the train tracks with he and his passenger barely escaping before the car was hit by a train. Traill County Sheriff's Captain Tony Ernst said that the sheriff's office was notified about the...
News/crime and courts
April 27, 2015 - 3:08pm
April 11, 2015
BNSF: Federal law may shielded us from civil lawsuits
FARGO —BNSF Railway, owner of an oil tanker train that derailed near Casselton and exploded in 2013, says that federal law may shield it from a civil lawsuit filed last month by the train’s engineer. Any injuries suffered by the engineer, Bryan Thompson of Fargo, “are the result...
April 11, 2015 - 9:21pm
April 4, 2015
Dangerous crossing: Most ND railroad intersections guarded only by signs despite increased traffic
LARIMORE — A minority of open, public railroad crossings in North Dakota — about 17 percent — are guarded by flashing lights, gates or...
April 4, 2015 - 9:17pm
March 24, 2015
House refuses to reconsider bill for rail safety study; opponents say DOT already studying issue
BISMARCK – House Republicans on Tuesday denied a request to reconsider a failed bill that would have required the North Dakota Department of...
March 24, 2015 - 6:20pm
March 13, 2015
Regulator: Oil industry must help to boost train safety
WASHINGTON — Rail operators are going to great lengths to prevent oil train derailments but the energy sector must do more to prevent accidents from becoming fiery disasters, the leading U.S. rail regulator said on Friday. Oil train tankers have jumped the tracks in a string of...
March 13, 2015 - 9:51pm
March 6, 2015
Derailed N.D. oil train still burning in Illinois; shipment delays expected
A BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil that derailed and caught fire Thursday afternoon was still burning Friday, and the company warned...
March 6, 2015 - 3:55pm
February 17, 2015
CHS plans Gwinner grain loading addition, fertilizer plant
GWINNER — Minnesota-based CHS Inc. is planning a grain shuttle loading facility, a 2.2 million bushel storage addition and a dry fertilizer hub plant in the southeastern North Dakota city of Gwinner. The farmer-owned cooperative’s project would be on a 196-acre campus with a...
February 17, 2015 - 11:21pm
February 11, 2015
BNSF releases ND capital program: Dickinson rail yard included in $326M expansion, maintenance project
Construction to expand parts of Dickinson’s railways will begin later this year as part of Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC’s multimillion-dollar...
February 11, 2015 - 10:12pm
January 24, 2015
Potato growers sue BNSF for damages
GRAND FORKS — A potato growing cooperative based in Grand Forks has sued BNSF Railway over damaged potatoes. The Associated Potato Growers filed its suit against BNSF last week. It alleges that two shipments of potatoes were damaged during trips from Grafton to Pennsylvania in...
January 24, 2015 - 10:09pm
Working on the railroads: BNSF announces expansion plans for Dickinson railways
Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is planning on expanding its railway facilities in Dickinson, one of a number of major capital projects the...
January 24, 2015 - 10:13am