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N.D. time zone bill draws little testimony but a lot of interest
Kalk to resign from PSC after accepting new job
Deputy, 29, and suspect fatally shot after shootout in ND’s Rolette County, 2 other deputies on leave
Warren, Minn., residents return home after Nordic Fiberglass fire triggers evacuation
UND offers staff buyouts
crime and courts
nation and world
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
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
Weber State-UND game could be the best of the season at The Betty
Grand Forks Central grad Casey Johnson emerging on UND's blue line
Team goals clear for Blue Hawk track and field
Pudge highlights three elected to baseball Hall of Fame
For Minn.-Duluth, mental preparation is key with North Dakota looming
Port: Universities will consider rule change making it easier to fire tenured faculty, protests expected
McFeely: Ancient, out-of-touch white man in N.D. gives worst MLK Day speech in history
World of Wine: Nebbiolo -- the wine grape behind some of the best wines
Port: Gov. Doug Burgum has broken his pledges on tax and fee hikes
Welle: 15 things I want my children to know about me
Catherine (Kessel) Steinke
Susie A. Fettig
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
January 25, 2016
Once in high demand, North Dakota oil-by-rail shunned on East Coast
NEW YORK -- In 2012, Plains All American bought a shuttered Virginia refinery for $300 million to use as a terminal and storage hub, betting...
January 25, 2016 - 11:31am
October 29, 2015
Tesoro says better yields bolster value of railed-in Bakken crude
HOUSTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Tesoro Corp. sees continued value in railing North Dakota Bakken crude to its Washington state refinery despite higher costs because of improved yields, CEO Greg Goff told analysts on Thursday. "We still see economic value to be able to move Bakken...
October 29, 2015 - 10:54am
October 21, 2015
Minnesota Gov. Dayton decries shift of oil shipments through Twin Cities
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A letter issued by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday calls for an explanation behind routing changes of crude oil rail shipments. In the letter to BNSF president and CEO Carl Ice, Dayton says nearly 100,000 more people are within the half-mile evacuation...
October 21, 2015 - 5:56pm
September 23, 2015
Regulator: West Coast to get Bakken oil via rail indefinitely
FARGO -- North Dakota's Bakken crude oil should continue to travel to the U.S. West Coast via rail for the foreseeable future, the state's pipeline regulator said on Tuesday. The use of pipe to transport oil out of the No. 2 U.S. crude producing state continues to climb, nearly...
September 23, 2015 - 3:14pm
July 14, 2015
Buffett may benefit as train lobby bids to weaken safety rule
WASHINGTON -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is set to be a chief beneficiary of a bid by Senate Republicans to weaken new regulations to improve train safety in the $2.8 billion crude-by-rail industry, a key cog in the development of the vast North American shale oil fields. A...
July 14, 2015 - 9:40am
November 3, 2014
BOE reaches 1,000 train mark
Bakken Oil Express, the rail terminal just southwest of Dickinson, recently shipped its 1,000th train unit mark, the company announced Monday. That means roughly 70 million barrels of crude oil have moved from the terminal in its 3 years of operations. The facility is capable...
November 3, 2014 - 6:11pm
November 2, 2014
Fargo man relentless in push for safer oil-by-rail shipping
FARGO -- Ron Schalow isn’t bashful about expressing his caustic opinions. He once wrote a book scolding President George W. Bush for failing...
November 2, 2014 - 11:09pm
Off track: Oil-by-rail sector mostly ignoring call for data, US officials say
Few oil-by-rail shippers have heeded calls for information to prevent dangerous mishaps on the tracks, the U.S. Department of Transportation...
May 2, 2014 - 6:04pm
April 11, 2014
Oil-by-rail traffic hurts farmers, travelers, U.S. officials told
WASHINGTON — Midwestern farmers and Amtrak passengers are among those being hurt by rail congestion caused in part by an energy boom that has spurred the massive movement of oil by rail, U.S. officials were told on Thursday. Rail shipments of oil have been on the rise in regions...
April 11, 2014 - 1:32pm
April 9, 2014
US senators turn up pressure on inspector numbers
WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. senators, including North Dakota Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven, are pushing to put more federal railroad inspectors in the field. Boosting inspector numbers — which haven’t grown in the Bakken region even as oil production and crude-by-rail...
April 9, 2014 - 3:35pm
March 6, 2014
U.S. modifies testing order on Bakken oil rail shipments
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday modified rules governing the testing of crude transported by rail from North Dakota. The agency said that tests, required to enforce safety standards, must be conducted to determine the flash point and boiling point of crude oil...
March 6, 2014 - 12:57pm
March 5, 2014
Minnesota lawmaker seeks more state railroad oil safety oversight
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Western North Dakota’s oil boom puts Minnesota in a dangerous position, a key Minnesota lawmaker says, and the state should...
March 5, 2014 - 10:26pm
February 25, 2014
U.S. orders oil-by-rail shippers to test North Dakota cargo
Shippers moving crude oil by rail out of North Dakota must test the fuel for dangerous volatility before loading it onto the tracks, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday. Last month, officials warned that fuel produced out of the Bakken Formation could be more flammable...
February 25, 2014 - 5:45pm
January 23, 2014
U.S., Canada agencies urge fast action on oil-by-rail safety
OTTAWA — North American regulators should phase out the type of rail car involved in last July’s deadly Lac-Megantic, Quebec, crash “sooner rather than later,” Canadian investigators said on Thursday, urging the United States and Canada to impose tougher standards swiftly. Canada’s...
January 23, 2014 - 11:45pm
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