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Health & Wellness
December 29, 2015
BNSF to lay off nearly 100 employees
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Slowing freight demand has prompted BNSF Railway to lay off several dozen employees in North Dakota and western Minnesota. The layoffs, which some reports indicate may be nearing 100, generally have been spread between four yards: Grand Forks, Mandan, Minot and...
December 29, 2015 - 6:02pm
November 3, 2015
Heat caused Montana train derailments, BNSF says
CULBERTSON, Mont. – Two July train derailments in eastern Montana, including one that spilled 35,000 gallons of Bakken crude, were caused by tracks that buckled in the heat, according to BNSF Railway. BNSF attributes the July 16 incident that caused 22 oil tankers to derail...
November 3, 2015 - 5:18pm
August 10, 2015
ND hires BNSF manager as inspector for rail safety program
BISMARCK – A manager for the railroad involved in two fiery oil train derailments in North Dakota during the past two years has been hired as the first track inspector for a new state-run rail safety program. Karl Carson will go to work for the state Public Service Commission...
August 10, 2015 - 7:47pm
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 18, 2015
BNSF trains slow down: Railway announces plans to improve safety measures for oil shipments
BISMARCK -- One of the top rail companies in the U.S. has announced steps to improve rail safety in North Dakota. BNSF Railway Executive Chairman...
May 18, 2015 - 3:03pm
May 16, 2015
BNSF drops plan to buy tank cars on customer concerns
HOUSTON — BNSF Railway Co. this week told customers it had dropped a plan announced last year to buy 5,000 stronger crude oil tank cars after customers were concerned about the company moving into railcar ownership. The letter from the company, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire...
May 16, 2015 - 9:28pm
May 15, 2015
BNSF cuts back grain car delays
More cars and less cargo means fewer delays. That’s what officials said this week, referring to the most recent grain by rail numbers....
May 15, 2015 - 3:50pm
May 11, 2015
ICYMI: Wind farm fails, train derails, UND Flickertails?
Too busy preparing for the snowpocalypse-that-wasn’t to stay on top of the news? Catch up on last week’s biggest stories here.
May 11, 2015 - 4:00am
May 7, 2015
GF, Devils Lake firefighters assist in derailment response
HEIMDAL, N.D. - Shortly after a BNSF oil tanker train derailed Wednesday morning, sending fire and thick black smoke into the air, regional emergency...
May 7, 2015 - 8:03pm
April 28, 2015
NTSB: Axle test might have averted North Dakota oil train crash
NEW YORK - A more stringent inspection of old tank car axles might have prevented an explosive BNSF train collision in Casselton, N.D., in December...
April 28, 2015 - 5:37pm
April 27, 2015
Two escape car on tracks just before train hits
HILLSBORO, N.D. - A Fargo man is behind bars after allegedly driving his car drunk onto the train tracks with he and his passenger barely escaping before the car was hit by a train. Traill County Sheriff's Captain Tony Ernst said that the sheriff's office was notified about the...
April 27, 2015 - 3:08pm
April 11, 2015
BNSF: Federal law may shielded us from civil lawsuits
FARGO —BNSF Railway, owner of an oil tanker train that derailed near Casselton and exploded in 2013, says that federal law may shield it from a civil lawsuit filed last month by the train’s engineer. Any injuries suffered by the engineer, Bryan Thompson of Fargo, “are the result...
April 11, 2015 - 9:21pm
April 4, 2015
Dangerous crossing: Most ND railroad intersections guarded only by signs despite increased traffic
LARIMORE — A minority of open, public railroad crossings in North Dakota — about 17 percent — are guarded by flashing lights, gates or...
April 4, 2015 - 9:17pm
March 24, 2015
House refuses to reconsider bill for rail safety study; opponents say DOT already studying issue
BISMARCK – House Republicans on Tuesday denied a request to reconsider a failed bill that would have required the North Dakota Department of...
March 24, 2015 - 6:20pm
March 13, 2015
Regulator: Oil industry must help to boost train safety
WASHINGTON — Rail operators are going to great lengths to prevent oil train derailments but the energy sector must do more to prevent accidents from becoming fiery disasters, the leading U.S. rail regulator said on Friday. Oil train tankers have jumped the tracks in a string of...
March 13, 2015 - 9:51pm