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Ban on North Dakota Sunday morning sales could be lifted
Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands
Debate begins on ND bill to exempt higher ed applicants from open records law
ND legislators going round and round on daylight saving time, time zone discussions
Attorneys: North Dakota to pay $55,000 to settle suit over payloader seized by state crime bureau
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'
Advice for struggling Wild winger Coyle: shoot the puck
Dunn rising as talks of Rubio trade persist
Timberwolves to buy NBA D-League affiliate in Iowa
Normally defensive Bison adding offense to their men's basketball arsenal
Patriots thrive in role as nationwide villain
McFeely: N.D. lifetime fishing license 'more complicated than it seems'
Port: ND Democrats have some good ideas on transparency and accountability laws
McFeely: It’s the media’s duty to shine light on hatred
Veeder: Hot dish and ice slabs key to staying warm in January
Swift: Lessons learned from watching parents age
Thomas F. Murtha
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
June 1, 2015
Regulatory boost for rail tank car makers could be short lived
CHICAGO -- Oil railcar makers hoping for a lasting boost in demand from tougher North American safety standards may be in for a disappointment. Factors including volatile oil prices and a loophole allowing shippers to keep running older cars could leave rail car makers like Trinity...
June 1, 2015 - 5:05pm
May 15, 2015
STB sets ag rail hearings
FARGO — The U.S. Surface Transportation Board will hold two hearings in Washington, D.C., this summer to address issues with railroad grain transportation. A June 10 hearing will address how to regulate rail carriers that are considered “revenue adequate.” STB decides whether...
May 15, 2015 - 7:18pm
Our View: Rail companies can do better
Something is wrong when you turn the television on and hear these words: “There has been another oil train derailment ...” Unfortunately, it has happened so often that this saying is beginning to become commonplace. In the past three years, North America has had more than a dozen...
May 15, 2015 - 6:58pm
April 1, 2015
Kemp: Million barrels of oil per day riding U.S. rails
More than 1 million barrels of crude oil move by train across the U.S. every day, according to data published for the first time by the government on Tuesday. The volume of crude shipped by rail has increased more than 50-fold in five years, from just 630,000 barrels in January 2010...
April 1, 2015 - 9:55pm
New rail data highlights how much ND crude heads east
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota sends more oil by rail to East Coast refineries than all other areas of the country combined, says new data...
April 1, 2015 - 7:53pm
March 26, 2015
Minn. House blocks oil safety debate
ST. PAUL - Minnesota House Republicans blocked an effort to debate an oil train safety bill Thursday, citing that the legislation was introduced...
March 26, 2015 - 6:01pm
March 25, 2015
Senate Democrats push White House on oil train safety
WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Democrats on Wednesday urged the White House to implement national oil train safety standards and to do more to control...
March 25, 2015 - 3:53pm
March 24, 2015
House refuses to reconsider bill for rail safety study; opponents say DOT already studying issue
BISMARCK – House Republicans on Tuesday denied a request to reconsider a failed bill that would have required the North Dakota Department of...
March 24, 2015 - 6:20pm
March 23, 2015
As oil trains roll across America, volunteer firefighters face big risk
NEW YORK - Volunteers at the Galena, Illinois, fire department were hosing down the smoldering wreck of a derailed BNSF oil train on the east...
March 23, 2015 - 10:16pm
March 10, 2015
Minn. state leaders disagree on rail oil safety approach
ST. PAUL -- There is no overall agreement on how to prevent Minnesota oil train explosions. Democrats want to raise railroad taxes $100 million...
March 10, 2015 - 4:50pm
February 25, 2015
House derails bill requiring 2 people to operate train
BISMARCK — House lawmakers narrowly defeated a bill Wednesday requiring two-person crews on all trains moving freight through North Dakota. House Bill 1357 failed by a vote of 46-45, not receiving the 48-vote majority required for bills to pass. Three of the House’s 94 members...
February 25, 2015 - 10:22pm
February 16, 2015
CSX oil train carrying Bakken crude derails in W. Virginia
BECKLEY, W.Va. - A CSX Corp train hauling North Dakota crude derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze, destroying a house and forcing the evacuation of two towns in the second significant oil-train incident in three days. One or two of the cars plunged...
February 16, 2015 - 6:09pm
November 25, 2014
Why a small North Dakota town is taking on big rail
ENDERLIN -- After her shift at the TraXside Cafe in the southeast North Dakota hamlet of Enderlin, all Karla Souer wants to do is go home. Unfortunately...
November 25, 2014 - 11:37am
October 23, 2014
California getting more Bakken crude by barge than rail
SAN FRANCISCO -- Shipments of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota to California by barge have quietly overtaken those by train for the first time, showing how the state's isolated refiners are using any means necessary to tap into the nation's shale oil boom. While tough permitting...
October 23, 2014 - 11:15am
September 30, 2014
Other Views: Common ground on oil/rails
The two state governors closest to problems associated with the transport of oil by rail seem to be in harmony. Minnesota’s Mark Dayton and North Dakota’s Jack Dalrymple sang from the same songbook last week about putting technology to work to remove volatile gases from Bakken...
September 30, 2014 - 4:30pm