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Oil industry workers split between Trump and Clinton
Piepkorn renewing his attacks on refugee settlement earning rebuke from Strand
Police Blotter: Minnesota man arrested for simple assault
Decker sentenced to prison time in continuous sexual abuse of a child case
DSU chemistry lab professor recovers after explosion, college examines emergency protocol
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
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Siemian, Broncos ruin Osweiler's homecoming
Dickinson State women's basketball has sights set on NSAA crown
Dickinson State cross country shows well at Mt. Marty Invite
Hype building for No. 17 UND football vs. Weber State on Saturday
One year after Saunders' death, heartbroken players give him credit for bringing emerging elite team together
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
Martin R. Harnisch
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
September 4, 2014
Surface Transportation Board holds rare hearing addressing rail concerns
FARGO — The U.S. Surface Transportation Board made history in North Dakota on Thursday, holding its first field hearing in the state, and packing in a crowd of testifiers and onlookers concerned about whether railroads can make the trains run on time. Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott...
September 4, 2014 - 11:02pm
Cry for rail help: ND co-op asks for aid; CP shipments 5 months behind
WILTON — Wilton Farmers Union Elevator Co. would like to be empty this time of year, but instead it is plugged with spring wheat. In a desperate...
September 4, 2014 - 5:20pm
August 30, 2014
As rail jam persists, U.S. power plants rush to roads, rivers
U.S. coal-burning power utilities are being forced to turn to barges and more expensive trucks to move coal, desperate to shore up stockpiles left dangerously low by the widespread bottlenecks on rail networks. The shift in how coal is being delivered to some power plants from mining...
August 30, 2014 - 8:04pm
August 26, 2014
North Dakota mill posts second-highest profit ever
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Mill posted its second-highest profit on record in fiscal year 2014 and is off to a strong start in 2015, but concerns linger about rail service delays, President and General Manager Vance Taylor said Tuesday. For the year ending June 30, the state-owned...
August 26, 2014 - 10:26pm
August 7, 2014
Democrats talk grain train delays: Ag roundtable held in Cavalier
CAVALIER — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and George Sinner know about the problem. They’ve heard from plenty of farmers about rail shipment delays. What’s harder to grasp is an immediate solution. Sinner and Peterson heard from farmers, retailers and bankers in Cavalier on Thursday...
August 7, 2014 - 11:51pm
ND ag industry voices worries to BNSF chairman
FARGO — North Dakota farmers and agricultural processors vented their concerns about grain shipments to the head of Burlington Northern Santa...
August 7, 2014 - 11:38pm
August 6, 2014
PSC urges STB to take action against railroad delays
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission on Wednesday urged railroads to make faster progress on reducing the backlog of grain cars available so that farmers and elevators can transport last year’s crop to market before this year’s harvest arrives, according to...
August 6, 2014 - 10:40pm
July 26, 2014
Minn. man remains in serious condition after collision with train
GRAND FORKS — A man who police say was drunk when his pickup truck collided with a train in Grand Forks early Thursday remains in serious condition. Jason Jost, 33, of Brooten, Minn., was injured early Thursday when the pickup he was driving collided with a southbound BNSF Railway...
News/crime and courts
July 26, 2014 - 12:47am
July 24, 2014
Train carrying North Dakota oil derails in Seattle: No injuries or spill reported
A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying crude oil derailed as it left a railyard in north Seattle on Thursday, but there were no reports of a spill or injuries, BNSF said in a statement. Four railcars came off the tracks at around 2 a.m. PDT, three of which were carrying crude...
July 24, 2014 - 11:50pm
July 5, 2014
Boeing 737 fuselages damaged in Montana train derailment
SEATTLE — A train derailment in Montana this week damaged a shipment of jetliner fuselages and other large parts on its way to Boeing Co. factories in Washington state from Spirit Aerosystems, Boeing officials said on Saturday. It was not yet known if the accident might affect...
July 5, 2014 - 11:31pm
July 2, 2014
Training on the railroad: BNSF holds safety session for emergency responders in Dickinson
Coal, ethanol, grain. It all gets shipped across the state by rail, and often, as anyone who has to sleep within 10-blocks of the railway that...
July 2, 2014 - 11:49pm
June 26, 2014
PSC to work on state-run railroad inspection program
BISMARCK — North Dakota officials say they hope to bring to the Legislature next year a plan to create a state-run railroad inspection program to better monitor the heavy crude-by-rail traffic leaving the Bakken oilfields. Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak has been working...
June 26, 2014 - 10:43pm
June 25, 2014
Train hits vehicle parked on crossing
A train hit a car after a woman parked it on the tracks Tuesday near Hebron. Dorothy Feist, Hebron, was driving north at approximately 2 p.m. on Morton County Road 139, two miles east of Hebron, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol. Feist, 69, temporarily parked her vehicle...
News/crime and courts
June 25, 2014 - 10:52am
June 6, 2014
North Dakota resisting BNSF push to keep oil-by-rail volume secret
BISMARCK — BNSF Railway, the nation’s main mover of crude oil by rail, has pressured North Dakota and other states to sign confidentiality agreements barring public release of estimates of how much Bakken crude they move and where — a new requirement from the federal government. A...
June 6, 2014 - 11:32pm
May 21, 2014
BNSF chairman says progress being made on N.D. delays
BISMARCK – A top BNSF executive said Wednesday the railroad is catching up with a backlog of fertilizer shipments and orders to move North...
May 21, 2014 - 11:25pm