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Honoring our Firefighters
February 21, 2014
BNSF to take bids to buy up to 5,000 safer oil railcars
BNSF Railway plans to buy its own fleet of up to 5,000 new crude oil tank cars with safety features that exceed the latest industry standards,...
February 21, 2014 - 12:05am
February 7, 2014
Heroin found in home near Casselton school; 2 charged
CASSELTON — Two people face felony drug charges after police found heroin and marijuana at a Casselton home, which is just blocks away from Central Cass School. According to court documents, undercover officers bought heroin in January from a Fargo woman who set up the transaction...
News/crime and courts
February 7, 2014 - 10:10pm
February 6, 2014
Railroad agency to deploy special track inspection equipment in Casselton area
WASHINGTON — Federal railroad regulators will send a special device to inspect track around Casselton, where four trains have derailed in less than a decade. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced in a news release Wednesday that the Automated Track Inspection Program, a fleet...
February 6, 2014 - 12:22am
February 5, 2014
Herman Stern to become 40th recipient of Rough Rider Award
FARGO — Herman Stern was a driving force at Straus Clothing for decades, founded the Greater North Dakota Association and spearheaded the North Dakota Winter Show. Stern, who emigrated from Germany to Casselton at the age of 16, was named posthumously Wednesday as the 40th recipient...
February 5, 2014 - 3:03pm
February 1, 2014
Old risks, new worries: Long-maligned rail cars shoulder mounting oil traffic, but inspections stay static
CASSELTON — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars...
February 1, 2014 - 8:52pm
January 23, 2014
After Casselton, NTSB calls for audits and safer routes for crude trains
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the wake of the fiery Casselton train crash last month, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging federal regulators to step up safety measures for crude-by-rail shipments. The NTSB on Thursday issued three safety recommendations to the Pipelines...
January 23, 2014 - 1:16pm
January 22, 2014
Gov. Dalrymple: Crude oil railcar safety rules needed now
NEW YORK — A month after a train carrying crude oil burst into flames on the North Dakota plains, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said on Tuesday that new railcar safety standards were needed immediately, not next year, and he blamed federal officials for delaying regulations. While Dalrymple...
January 22, 2014 - 8:01pm
January 21, 2014
Burned-out rail cars sit as monument to Casselton crash
CASSELTON – A train crawls west through Casselton, past an ethanol plant on its right and the burned-out and mangled wreckage of a train crash...
January 21, 2014 - 10:49pm
January 18, 2014
N.D. congressional delegation wants tank car rules on fast track
FARGO — North Dakota’s congressional delegation told local officials Saturday they’re working to fast-track tougher regulations on oil tank cars while also pushing for a closer look at all aspects of rail safety in light of the derailment and explosion of a train hauling Bakken...
January 18, 2014 - 6:08pm
January 17, 2014
Companies taking steps to make oil by rail safer, officials say
WASHINGTON — As regulations to strengthen tank cars hauling oil hit bureaucratic snags, federal officials say railroad and shipping companies are taking voluntary steps to make crude-by-rail shipments safer. In a conference call Thursday after meeting with industry representatives,...
January 17, 2014 - 9:49pm
January 15, 2014
New rules on tank cars not coming until at least 2015
WASHINGTON — New regulations to upgrade or replace thousands of tank cars prone to punctures and explosions similar to what happened in the...
January 15, 2014 - 10:50pm
January 13, 2014
Casselton crash one of biggest oil spills on rails in decades
CASSELTON — A fiery train crash last month near here caused tank cars to lose more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil, the country’s largest oil spill from a train in decades, according to federal authorities. A preliminary investigation report released Monday by the National...
January 13, 2014 - 8:55pm
January 10, 2014
Morrison: Train explosion raises questions, call for more proactive approach
Members of Dakota Resource Council are thankful no one was hurt in the explosion of the train carrying North Dakota oil in Casselton. State officials have spent years downplaying the possibility that there may be problems in our oil fields. They have appeared to be more concerned...
January 10, 2014 - 11:48pm
Sinner: Form ideas to prevent another Casselton
First, for what it’s worth, the frequency rate for rail accidents is down about 80 percent since 1980. Granted, one accident is one too many, especially with hazardous commodities, but BNSF Railway and the rest of the rail industry have put a lot of effort and funding into improving...
January 10, 2014 - 11:47pm
January 9, 2014
Crew member who thought train carried ethanol was on train carrying soybeans
CASSELTON — The crew member who thought the cars engulfed in flames after a train wreck near Casselton last week were hauling ethanol —not crude oil — was on board the other train carrying soybeans, a BNSF official says. The confusion stemmed from audio recordings of emergency...
January 9, 2014 - 10:27pm