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Jury debating murder fate of Spirit Lake Nation man accused of stabbing man in heart
DPS under investigation, parent alleges rooms used without parental consent
Police Blotter: Camper stolen from RV parking lot
Dog handlers not licensed to work security
Actor Mark Ruffalo joins effort opposing pipeline, Dakota Access says trespassers will be 'removed from the land'
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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
Trinity volleyball earns win on senior night over Beach
Blue Hawks, Black Hills State to renew old rivalry
Heart River to add baseball in spring
Former UND standouts make NHL debuts, more to come
Wild use another second-period explosion to blow past Bruins
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Forum editorial: Re-elect Cramer to House
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
Carol Ann Zimmermann
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
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
Hoeven: U.S. rail tank car safety standards due in weeks
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials have promised to issue within weeks new safety standards for the kind of tank cars involved in a spate of fiery derailments in recent months, a lawmaker said on Thursday. Rail cars carrying crude oil out of the Bakken region of North Dakota have been...
January 9, 2014 - 3:17pm
January 8, 2014
‘I’m not going to give up on him’: Montana man searches for missing dog in Casselton
CASSELTON — When Oliver came into construction manager John Kellems’ Montana-based life, Kellems was not interested in having the tiny cream-colored...
January 8, 2014 - 9:42pm
Hamm fires back after call to slow oil development
WILLISTON – Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm fired back this week to comments made by the chairman of North Dakota’s Republican party calling for the oil industry to take a “moderated approach” to development. Hamm, whose company was a pioneer in the use of horizontal...
January 8, 2014 - 6:22pm
Heitkamp seeks information on derailments near Casselton
CASSELTON — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is asking federal regulators for more information on the history of train derailments near Casselton, where a derailment caused a fiery explosion last week. In a statement, Heitkamp said she asked the Federal Railroad Administration how often...
January 8, 2014 - 4:52pm