Skip to main content
The Dickinson Press
Morton County investigates reports of crop sprayer near protesters
Pipeline subject of Public Service Commission debate
West Fargo's Dauwen named ND Teacher of the Year
City to auction off surplus items
Insight - September 29, 2016
crime and courts
nation and world
Whiting CEO: Tribal service deals could help Dakota pipeline impasse
RockPile gets bought out, expands
Sunoco, behind protested Dakota Access pipeline, tops U.S. crude spill charts
Tribal official urges respect in pipeline debate
Brady Wind farms south of Dickinson to be completed by December
Looking for your first credit card? Here’s how you choose
Engagement: Schank and Hofland
Trio of sophomores proving vital for Titans
Hopfauf carrying heavy load for Midgets football
Buxton powers Twins past Royals
Morlock's versatility to be tested as the Bison starting fullback
Kolpack: NDSU's all-time leading rusher returns to the spotlight
Port: One of these idiots its going to be president
Veeder: Connecting with grandma's memory over a slice of apple pie
Our View: Feds should pay for Dakota Access protest costs
Port: Marsy's Law campaign has been bizarre, insulting, inaccurate
Other Views: Mask comes off of Voter ID laws
Marjorie J. Gegelmann
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