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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
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
World Series Cinderellas deserve to be in Fall Classic
Zimmer says he has faith, but not proof yet of top team
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
August 16, 2016
Washington city rescinds proposed oil train restrictions
SPOKANE, Wash.—A city in eastern Washington has backed down from a proposal to fine railroad companies for hauling crude oil and coal through town, a move that was welcomed by a group representing North Dakota's oil industry. The Spokane City Council voted in late July to ask...
August 16, 2016 - 8:38pm
August 12, 2016
Big Dakota pipeline to upend oil delivery in U.S.
NEW YORK/HOUSTON—It may seem odd that the opening of one pipeline crossing through four U.S. Midwest states could upend the movement of...
August 12, 2016 - 11:24am
July 9, 2016
Coming down the track: safer oil trains?
GRAND FORKS—Three years ago Wednesday, an unattended train carrying crude oil from North Dakota rolled down a hill toward the town of Lac-Megantic,...
July 9, 2016 - 6:12pm
June 17, 2016
Oregon legislator wants to stop oil shipments by rail
NEW YORK -- Oregon has called for federal regulators to ban trains carrying oil in the state, ramping up pressure for more stringent safety checks...
June 17, 2016 - 1:40pm
November 4, 2015
Buffett's BNSF helped lead fight to delay train safety technology
WASHINGTON -- When an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia in May, killing eight people and injuring scores more, the railroad industry's...
News/Nation and World
November 4, 2015 - 10:24am
August 7, 2015
U.S. sees few railroads meeting safety deadline
WASHINGTON — Only a small number of U.S. railroads will meet the Dec. 31 deadline for implementing new train safety technology that experts say would have prevented the deadly May 12 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, officials said on Friday. A report to Congress by the Federal...
August 7, 2015 - 4:59pm
July 18, 2015
Tracks reopen after second northeast Montana train derailment
CULBERTSON, Mont. – Railroad tracks have reopened in northeast Montana as crews continue removing wreckage from a crude oil train derailment....
July 18, 2015 - 12:13pm
July 17, 2015
Bowman man who died in train-car crash identified
BOWMAN -- An 89-year-old Bowman man died Thursday afternoon after the van he was driving was struck by an oncoming BNSF Railway train traveling eastbound on 139th Avenue Southwest, about 6 mile east of Bowman. Clemens Schaaf was driving a 2010 Dodge Caravan when he failed to stop...
July 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
July 15, 2015
Train derails in far northeast Montana, delays Amtrak service
BLAIR, Mont. – Tracks are estimated to reopen today as crews work to clean up after a BNSF Railway train derailment Tuesday afternoon. Nine rail cars derailed about 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time near Blair, about 50 miles west of Williston, N.D., and 40 miles east of Wolf Point, Mont.,...
News/Nation and World
July 15, 2015 - 5:29pm
May 22, 2015
BNSF furloughs North Dakota employees, union says
GRAND FORKS — BNSF Railway Co., the largest railroad in North Dakota, is furloughing some employees across its network, including in Grand Forks and elsewhere in the region. “Customers’ volumes in the near term have come down somewhat from their prior estimates; as a result...
May 22, 2015 - 10:51pm
May 20, 2015
Letter: Press editorial doesn’t tell whole story of oil tank cars
Your editorial neglected to acknowledge the many steps BNSF Railway is already taking to prevent accidents, reduce risk and improve safety when moving what would otherwise be trapped oil from North Dakota to markets around the country. (“Rail companies can do better,” May 15.) In...
May 20, 2015 - 11:15pm
May 7, 2015
UPDATE: Wheel fragments ‘of great interest’ in derailment investigation
Updated 6:35 p.m. HEIMDAL, N.D. – Wheel fragments found at the scene of a fiery oil train derailment here are “of great interest” to...
May 7, 2015 - 10:02am
April 14, 2015
ND House approves cutting rail safety program from PSC budget
BISMARCK – House Republicans thwarted an attempt by Democrats on Tuesday to restore funding for a proposed state-run rail safety program that...
April 14, 2015 - 8:16pm
January 20, 2015
Larimore crossing to get automated arms
LARIMORE -- Local and state agencies are moving forward with BNSF Railway to fund the installation of automated crossing arms at the intersection near Larimore, N.D., where a school bus and train collided killing a student and the bus driver. County Highway Engineer Nick West...
January 20, 2015 - 11:11pm
November 11, 2014
BNSF chair: We’ll keep spending our money: Rail company hopes plan will heal shipment delays
FARGO — The chairman of BNSF Railway gave a renewed pledge Monday that record investments will continue to expand rail capacity to alleviate shipping delays caused by brimming grain bins and gushing oilfields. Representatives of commodity shippers listened with stony faces and...
November 11, 2014 - 10:58pm