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Charge: Fargo man scams Minnesota public assistance programs of more than $300,000 over six years
Minnesota Verizon cell phone store clerk shoots robber in gunfire exchange
Wheat falls to contract lows on fund selling; soy gains
Two passengers killed when pickup goes airborne, rolls on rural ND county highway
Two unlicensed contractors banned from doing work in ND
crime and courts
nation and world
Residents meet in Belfield for Q&A about proposed Davis Refinery
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
Woodworking-- a creative outlet
Northern Plains Ethnic Festival -- a mix of cultures
New preschool to open
Georgia Chrome headed north
Schneider Sisters -- melodies for the bandshell
Former Wild journeyman Veilleux still going strong in Japan
Starting lineup 'a top priority' for Vikings LB Edmond Robinson
Late-inning meltdown propels Indians past Twins; Perkins makes 2017 debut
'I don't respect who's in office right now': 2017 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant to skip White House visit
Twins activate former All-Star closer Perkins
Port: Stop comparing violent Charlottesville counterprotesters to WWII Veterans
Port: Republican lawmakers to Library: Put those gay books back in the closet
Port: Rep. Cramer says 'liberal media' would have praised Trump's words on Charlottesville if they'd come from Obama
Comparing wine aficionados Thomas Jefferson and Winston Churchill
Local produce star of this potato salad
Ronald "Ron" L. Buzalsky
Ethyln Mae Marthaller
Daryl Viggo Anderson
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
Health & Wellness
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Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
Honoring our Firefighters
November 1, 2014
Rail delays hitting construction industry hard
FARGO — Add the local construction industry to the list of those who say their business is being hurt by delays due to congestion on the railways. The impact on local agriculture producers has been well-documented, but other businesses say they are also tired of the waiting. Companies...
November 1, 2014 - 6:52pm
OSHA orders BNSF to pay $30,000 to injured worker
BISMARCK — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered BNSF Railway to pay more than $30,000 in back wages and damages to a Mandan man after it found that the company retaliated against him for reporting a work-related injury, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. Wednesday’s...
October 1, 2014 - 10:20pm
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