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Trump's speech to Congress is a chance for a reset
Pipeline protester charged with abusing elderly mother at camp, exploiting vulnerable adult
ND counties risk federal funding if landowners encroach on right-of-ways
Trump to order review of WOTUS regulations, official says
'I can't lose my baby boy': Moorhead 8-year-old with new liver, new sister finally back home
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
Promoting beef: Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig named CattleWomen regional director
Winning the golden ticket: Dickinson State to present 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Cafe 60 reaches out to baby boomers: Elder Care program offered in participating restaurants
Vacation with a purpose: Volunteers needed for a service trip to Zimbabwe
Klein, Henningsgard highlight DSU’s NSAA awards
Dickinson High's Martin named to West Region team
Four of Region 7’s best on display for tournament
Wild score 12 seconds into overtime to beat Kings
DSU basketball loses to Bellevue in NSAA finals, potentially ending its season
Jacobs: It's not money North Dakota universities are short of
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
McFeely: ND could reduce pain by doing something crazy, like raising taxes
OPINION: Property rights measure would have been positive move for ND agriculture
Column: What's a family farm?
William "Bill" G. Heick
Leo G. Stockert
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Hospital now certified as ‘acute stroke ready,’ with new processes, training and effective drug
New hair salon opens in Sentinel Butte
Diamond Truck Equipment serves more three generations of customers
Filling a need in Beach
Revamping New England one pipe and ordinance at a time
Honoring our Firefighters
September 27, 2014
BNSF executive says Keystone XL won’t harm rail business
GRAND FORKS — An executive of the largest crude oil rail carrier in the U.S. recently said the controversial Keystone XL pipeline wouldn’t diminish its business. BNSF Railway Executive Chairman Matt Rose told Fox Business Network last week that the long-debated Keystone wouldn’t...
September 27, 2014 - 10:05pm
September 12, 2014
Our View: BNSF derailment in Dickinson warrants answers, solutions
Saturday’s derailment in Dickinson had a lot of people breathing a sigh of relief. But what people across the nation deserve is a chance to breath easy. It’s hard to do that when the news and fear mongers constantly bring up explosive and deadly derailments. Take the Lac-Megantic,...
September 12, 2014 - 4:37pm
September 11, 2014
U.S. lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service: Heitkamp calls for more federal power for Surface Transportation Board
WASHINGTON — U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid. Rail backups in the Midwest, including...
September 11, 2014 - 9:45pm
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