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Trump's approval rating is 59 percent in ND, second-highest in country
The happenstance farmer: Young Minnesota producer in unexpected career
Minnesota Congressman backs bill authorizing interim storage of nuclear waste at Nevada's Yucca Mountain
Heitkamp rakes in $1.2 million in second quarter
29 movies that scream summer
crime and courts
nation and world
Residents meet in Belfield for Q&A about proposed Davis Refinery
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
'Green.com' and 'megabyte blue:' Crayola's '90s tribute to the internet
Another use for summer's sweet cherries: In a simple grain salad
DHS students win national TSA awards
Dickinson has its own song: lyrics written by Mexican troubadour Roman Sanchez
A recipe for lasting marriage: 'He takes care of me, and I take care of him'
Kahne records first NASCAR Cup Series win since 2014
Latavius Murray, Dalvin Cook vie to replace Adrian Peterson at RB
Kim wins Marathon Classic by four shots
Twins reliever Matt Belisle, on a quiet roll, makes no excuses for 'volatility'
Late-inning flurry carries Tigers past Twins
Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
Port: Over 94 percent of Heidi Heitkamp’s second quarter fundraising came from outside ND
Column: Drought, an old foe, returns in strength
Veeder: This rugged, imperfect place
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Robert Leroy Lowenstein
Stanley Orin Oberg
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
Health & Wellness
Spring Lawn and Garden
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
Honoring our Firefighters
New US rules for oil tank cars coming: Regulatory changes expected next week
CASSELTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation will submit a package of regulatory changes for rail shippers next week that include new...
April 24, 2014 - 4:50pm
March 25, 2014
Lessons learned: Casselton fire chief stresses federal funding for disaster response
WASHINGTON — Casselton Fire Chief Tim McLean said his firefighters were prepared for the worst when an oil train ignited after striking a derailed...
March 25, 2014 - 10:02pm
March 18, 2014
Sinner launches US House bid against Cramer
CASSELTON — With his parents, the former governor and first lady of North Dakota, looking on, state Sen. George B. Sinner officially launched his campaign Tuesday to challenge U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer for the state’s lone seat in the House of Representatives. Sinner, a Fargo banker...
March 18, 2014 - 11:38pm
March 13, 2014
Stern earns Rough Rider Award: Relatives remember Straus Clothing manager
FARGO — Michel Stern is the last living member of a group of more than 175 Jews who escaped the Holocaust and came to America with the help...
March 13, 2014 - 9:55pm
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