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Nursing students appeal to local legislators
North Dakota leaders think Trump will be good for state
Larger than expected ND Capitol Women's March calls for solidarity
Suspect in the killing of a Rolette County Deputy identified
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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
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
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'
Midgets boys hockey hold on to win over Braves
Trinity girls basketball beats Buccaneers, snaps losing streak
DSU wrestling takes sixth at Missouri Valley Invitational
Fossum’s career-high leads Dickinson High gymnastics in S.D.
Blue Hawks track and field impresses at BHSU meet
Port: Meet Burgum the Politician
Fielding Questions: Ice cream bucket propagation for African violets
Growing Together: Tips for shopping seed catalogs
Minding Our Elders: A needed vacation from caregiving should be guilt-free
Phillips: Kindness leaves you with lots to talk about
Thomas F. Murtha
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 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
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