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Harvey Weinstein surrenders to face criminal charges in New York
ND Legacy Fund earnings from $4.3 billion in principal reach over $1 billion
Authorities identify man who died in fiery crash on Interstate 29 south of Grand Forks
Making blooms 'for the veterans' sake': Lively 90-year-old has patience down pat in making American Legion’s poppies
Grand Forks woman made 'normal' gun purchase before killing family
crime and courts
nation and world
Rain hasn't moved drought needle: Williston snagged a little rain overnight, but too little to change drought status
Bakken executives project 'disciplined approach' as ND oil activity ramps up
Why is Instagram adding a mute button? Because rejection is scary
Why oil company leaders believe the Bakken is stronger now than ever before
Zinke emphasizes partnering with oil industry at ND conference
place a business brief
Lighting change required for wind farms
ND natural gas production sets record as oil production drops
Flaring policy changes keep benchmarks but give ND oil industry flexibility
Trump announces support for year-round E15 sales
Trump ethanol moves may be worse for farmers than soy tariff
People who sleep in on weekends avoid dying young, study suggests
Fire up the grill for Memorial Day
Study: Minnesotans, North Dakotans more likely to suffer depression
State Class B speech results listed
Observing more than 160 years as educators
Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Warriors
State awaits: Hazen, Mott-Regent gear up for Class B Meet on Friday
DHS Midgets rally in thrilling WDA tournament opener
DSU’s Wrzesinski second in the decathlon after day on of NAIA track and field meet
Beulah earns Region 8 crown
Commentary: You say hello, I say goodbye
Commentary: Kindness is the real showstopper at the circus
Commentary: Like a cockroach, Shirvani's career can't be killed
Commentary: Should the Grand Forks mother who killed herself and her children have been able to buy her gun legally?
The harsh taste of gold
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A century of loving life, loving art: Dillon has plenty of parties planned
New weightlifting studio sees early success
A beautiful backyard
Veterans Pavilion, for those who served
New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
Dairy farming is not only a job, but a lifestyle
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December 23, 2014
Amtrak’s Empire Builder to be back on track
GRAND FORKS — Amtrak’s Empire Builder will resume regular passenger rail service routes and schedules between Chicago and Seattle, including North Dakota. Since October, eastbound passengers boarding or leaving Amtrak stations in northern and northeastern North Dakota have been...
December 23, 2014 - 9:08pm
December 19, 2014
Top 10 stories of 2014: No. 9 is wet weather causes farming woes
The Dickinson Press’ Top 10 Stories of 2014 series begins today. Check each paper through Dec. 31 to see which stories made the cut. Mother...
December 19, 2014 - 9:35pm
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 8, 2014
BNSF finishes $400 million in upgrades in ND: Double track connecting Minot to Williston part of major improvement
DEVILS LAKE — The last of 55 miles of new double railroad track was placed into service in northwestern North Dakota this past week by BNSF...
November 8, 2014 - 5:36pm
November 1, 2014
Dayton wants to work on ND relationship
GRAND FORKS — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton wants to restore a “formerly good” working relationship with North Dakota if he’s re-elected Tuesday. In a letter to the Herald published in today’s opinion section, Dayton cited several challenges his state has faced as a result...
November 1, 2014 - 6:58pm
Rail delays hitting construction industry hard
FARGO — Add the local construction industry to the list of those who say their business is being hurt by delays due to congestion on the railways. The impact on local agriculture producers has been well-documented, but other businesses say they are also tired of the waiting. Companies...
November 1, 2014 - 6:52pm
October 18, 2014
Railroad company sues Enderlin for ordinance targeting trains blocking roads
ENDERLIN — This city of 886 in southeast North Dakota people picked a fight with a multibillion-dollar railroad company when it passed an ordinance this month banning trains from blocking roadways and sidewalks for more than 10 minutes. Now the railroad company, Canadian Pacific,...
October 18, 2014 - 5:57pm
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 30, 2014
Enbridge delays proposed Sandpiper: Company blames Minnesota regulators for longer process
DULUTH, Minn. — Enbridge Energy Inc. on Tuesday said its proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline between western North Dakota and Superior, Wis., won’t be completed until 2017, about a year behind the company’s original estimate. Enbridge announced the delay in a filing with the federal...
September 30, 2014 - 9:49pm
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
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
BNSF unit trains up: Single cars still slow
FARGO — Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is reporting some improvement on delays in agricultural shipments on unit trains and mixed results on single cars.
May 27, 2014 - 3:17pm
May 21, 2014
BNSF chairman says progress being made on N.D. delays
BISMARCK – A top BNSF executive said Wednesday the railroad is catching up with a backlog of fertilizer shipments and orders to move North...
May 21, 2014 - 11:25pm