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Becklund to be second-in-command for N.D. Guard
Clinton, Sanders supporters at odds at convention begins
Verizon poised for top competition with Yahoo purchase of $4.8 billion
Police Blotter: Woman claiming gang affiliation arrested for terrorizing Dickinson police
Jamestown man banned from doing business in ND
crime and courts
nation and world
Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
Developers plan ethanol plant near Jamestown
Leaders discuss future of North Dakota coal power plants after announced closure
Minnesota man accused of defrauding Bakken RV park investors
With largest-ever N.D. wind farm planned, regulator blames coal plant closing on wind power
Nichols offering way to explore the world of performing arts
Stark County teen takes aim with muzzleloaders
Celebrations 'n' Crafts moves to new location
Dickinson’s Lamise Oyugi gains subscribers on her YouTube cooking channel
Irsfeld: Where to turn for relief from joint pain, arthritis
Cubs land closer Chapman from Yankees
Rookie QB Wentz to walk fine line as Eagles camp opens
Murphy: Carson Wentz and the uncertainty inherent in young quarterbacks
Breaking down outside candidates for next Twins general manager
Michael Jordan speaks against both police killings, targeting of police
Monke: We need more visits like Giancarlo's
Port: Our increasingly Orwellian society
McFeely: Sorry, Chancellor Hagerott, individuals matter
Letter: Election results upset the status quo
Letter: Some North Dakotans welcome EPA rule state officials are fighting
good bad and ugly
Diane K. Berger
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
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
November 8, 2014
BNSF finishes $400 million in upgrades in ND: Double track connecting Minot to Williston part of major improvement
DEVILS LAKE — The last of 55 miles of new double railroad track was placed into service in northwestern North Dakota this past week by BNSF...
November 8, 2014 - 5:36pm
October 6, 2014
ND ag commissioner scolds rail exec
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota’s Commissioner of Agriculture said the Canadian Pacific Railway and its CEO are “arrogant” and that the company is less responsive than BNSF Railway, the state’s other major shipper. “CP’s just arrogant. Hunter Harrison (the company’s CEO)...
October 6, 2014 - 11:15pm