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Helping harvest: Local farmers help after death of farmer Terry Laufer
Biden tops Clinton list for secretary of state, reports say
FBI to review more emails related to Clinton's private email use
State Avenue bridge project very close to completion
Clash near Cannon Ball subsides as protesters, law enforcement report Thursday's toll
crime and courts
nation and world
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
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
Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
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
Cutler's back in time to face his fave foe
Thief River Falls' Bergland off to blazing start for Bemidji State
Bailey or Dunne? Bison expecting both to play against them on Saturday
Bismarck volleyball sweeps Midgets
Sickler’s playmaking on both sides an asset as Titans begin playoffs
ERICKSON: False hope and lies from the Trump campaign
MURDOCK: Hillary's new hires would go FAR beyond the Supreme Court
HEDGER: Time to finish the job, for jobs
OMDAHL: Lack of research endangers Marsy's Law
JACOBS: Election could gauge party loyalty in North Dakota
Martin R. Harnisch
James "Jim" Danks
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
grain by rail
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
January 24, 2015
Working on the railroads: BNSF announces expansion plans for Dickinson railways
Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is planning on expanding its railway facilities in Dickinson, one of a number of major capital projects the...
January 24, 2015 - 10:13am
November 11, 2014
BNSF chair: We’ll keep spending our money: Rail company hopes plan will heal shipment delays
FARGO — The chairman of BNSF Railway gave a renewed pledge Monday that record investments will continue to expand rail capacity to alleviate shipping delays caused by brimming grain bins and gushing oilfields. Representatives of commodity shippers listened with stony faces and...
November 11, 2014 - 10:58pm
November 7, 2014
Test rail shipments from North Dakota arrive in West Coast port
GRAND FORKS — The first shipments under a new agreement to send agricultural commodities from North Dakota to the West Coast arrived this week. The...
November 7, 2014 - 11:45pm
October 1, 2014
Many industries, including oil, say service is suffering amid rail delays
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A soybean farmers from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly everyone. Bill Gordon, who...
October 1, 2014 - 10:21pm
September 11, 2014
NDSU rail shipment study pulled
North Dakota State University staff confirms a preliminary study of rail shipment delays was withdrawn days after it was released, but the withdrawal has only recently gotten attention. The study, which estimated the amount money North Dakota farmers have lost to ongoing rail delays,...
September 11, 2014 - 9:59pm
U.S. lawmakers fault rail sector for slow service: Heitkamp calls for more federal power for Surface Transportation Board
WASHINGTON — U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Wednesday about the health of the rail grid. Rail backups in the Midwest, including...
September 11, 2014 - 9:45pm
September 4, 2014
Surface Transportation Board holds rare hearing addressing rail concerns
FARGO — The U.S. Surface Transportation Board made history in North Dakota on Thursday, holding its first field hearing in the state, and packing in a crowd of testifiers and onlookers concerned about whether railroads can make the trains run on time. Board Chairman Daniel R. Elliott...
September 4, 2014 - 11:02pm
Cry for rail help: ND co-op asks for aid; CP shipments 5 months behind
WILTON — Wilton Farmers Union Elevator Co. would like to be empty this time of year, but instead it is plugged with spring wheat. In a desperate...
September 4, 2014 - 5:20pm
August 28, 2014
Leaders criticize Canadian Pacific: Heitkamp, Cramer raise concerns over ND rail shipment delays
GRAND FORKS — Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation criticized Canadian Pacific Railway on Thursday for its new system of ordering train cars for agricultural shipments. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., sent a letter to Canadian Pacific CEO E. Hunter Harrison on...
August 28, 2014 - 9:10pm
August 27, 2014
ND ag shippers to have more rail options: Delays still prevalent
FARGO — Under a new deal signed Wednesday, North Dakota’s agricultural producers will have more options for rail shipping — a growing concern in a state where heavy oil traffic on rails has caused delays for other freight shipments. Through the agreement, the Port of Vancouver,...
August 27, 2014 - 10:22pm
August 26, 2014
North Dakota mill posts second-highest profit ever
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Mill posted its second-highest profit on record in fiscal year 2014 and is off to a strong start in 2015, but concerns linger about rail service delays, President and General Manager Vance Taylor said Tuesday. For the year ending June 30, the state-owned...
August 26, 2014 - 10:26pm
August 14, 2014
Shipping slump: Rail service shortage continues as farmers get ready for new harvest
FORDVILLE — Crews at Fordville Cooperative Marketing Association’s elevator loaded a 100-car unit train Sunday. For the next three days,...
August 14, 2014 - 12:19am
August 7, 2014
Democrats talk grain train delays: Ag roundtable held in Cavalier
CAVALIER — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson and George Sinner know about the problem. They’ve heard from plenty of farmers about rail shipment delays. What’s harder to grasp is an immediate solution. Sinner and Peterson heard from farmers, retailers and bankers in Cavalier on Thursday...
August 7, 2014 - 11:51pm
ND ag industry voices worries to BNSF chairman
FARGO — North Dakota farmers and agricultural processors vented their concerns about grain shipments to the head of Burlington Northern Santa...
August 7, 2014 - 11:38pm