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Inmate walks away from custody in Devils Lake
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Cleanup continues after oil pipeline spill in ND waterway
ND oil, gas royalty owners concerned about deductions from checks
ND joins lawsuit against BLM over methane rule
EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
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Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
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Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
Bellevue brings a unique situation to Dickinson State women's basketball
Mott-Regent boys look to build on 4th place finish
Mott-Regent Wildfire girls basketball back with a faster pace
Raptors bounce back to overtake Timberwolves
Bison rushing attack has been more productive late in the season
BARONE: The collapse of the political left
PARSONS: Support helps make an institution better
OMDAHL: Does North Dakota need two parties?
Port: Standing Rock's 2014 pipeline objection is irrelevant
McFeely: Heitkamp in Trump administration would be win-win
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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
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 13, 2015
Oil companies challenge new crude train safety rules
The oil industry is challenging new federal oil train safety rules. The American Petroleum Institute has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals to block some rules that recently were unveiled by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The filing was no surprise because the trade group...
May 13, 2015 - 2:41pm
April 1, 2015
New rules take effect for Bakken crude: Will they improve safety?
WILLISTON — New rules for conditioning Bakken crude oil take effect today, but will they improve the safety of transporting crude by rail? The...
April 1, 2015 - 11:33am
March 21, 2015
Natural gas rules push, pull Bakken oil producers
BISMARCK — On one hand, Bakken oil producers are being told to quit flaring so much gas and, on the other, to start generating more gas. This...
March 21, 2015 - 8:40pm
March 19, 2015
Ontario oil-train wrecks ignite worry over Canada crude flammability
Click here for a map of oil train derailments since 2013. CALGARY, Alberta — Two recent oil-train derailments in Canada have opened...
March 19, 2015 - 8:38pm
326,000 Minnesotans live near oil train tracks
ST. PAUL, Minn. — State officials estimate that 326,170 Minnesotans live within a half mile of railroad tracks that carry crude oil, a distance...
March 19, 2015 - 4:45pm
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
February 17, 2015
Smoldering aftermath: Leaders call for tougher rail safety rules after Bakken crude train derails
By Patrick Rucker Reuters WASHINGTON — A fiery oil train derailment in West Virginia this week exposes lax safety standards and strengthens...
February 17, 2015 - 11:07pm
February 12, 2015
Federal agency pushes tough oil train standards
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Transportation Department has recommended crude oil trains be reinforced and have advanced braking systems installed...
February 12, 2015 - 10:38pm
November 26, 2014
N.D. hires consultant to study ways to improve response to crude oil incidents
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services has hired a consultant to study and recommend ways to improve the state’s preparedness...
November 26, 2014 - 5:25pm
November 13, 2014
Regulators delay decision on oil condition proposal: Oil industry has ‘significant concerns’ about crude conditioning standards in ND
BISMARCK — North Dakota oil regulators said Thursday they want more input before approving new standards for removing volatile gases from crude oil before it’s shipped by rail, a proposal an industry representative warned could devalue Bakken crude and contribute to more flaring...
November 13, 2014 - 11:23pm
October 10, 2014
Green groups sue over California crude- by-rail expansion
SAN FRANCISCO — California environmentalists on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Kern County Board of Supervisors for its approval last month of a major oil-by-rail project in the state, saying the county failed to disclose the risks of the project to the public. In September,...
October 10, 2014 - 4:41pm
October 8, 2014
Regulator: Major U.S. railroads must report detailed service stats
The top U.S. rail regulator ruled on Wednesday that all Class 1 railroads operating in the country must provide detailed weekly freight service reports, a decision that cited months of congestion that has hit the grain and power industries particularly hard. Carriers must submit...
October 8, 2014 - 11:50pm
February 27, 2014
Minnesota could face crude disaster loss ‘on massive scale:' Parsons: Firefighters don’t have equipment, training to fight oil fires
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Public safety officials across Minnesota lose sleep at night over the possibility of major crude oil transportation disasters such as ones last year in North Dakota and Quebec. That is what state Public Safety Commissioner Mona Doman told House Transportation...
February 27, 2014 - 11:53pm