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Congress passes funding bill averting government shutdown
TR Symposium highlights Roosevelt’s revolutionary campaigning techniques
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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
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Engagement: Schank and Hofland
Engagement: VanDoorne and Johnson
DSU to showcase artwork by Donna Watts
How to prevent childhood obesity
Midgets volleyball takes care of Saints in four sets
Trinity pulls away from Beulah for sweep
Hazeltine pedigree planned from the start
DSU volleyball tops South Dakota Mines
Reeve: Best team ever for U.S. at Ryder Cup?
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
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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
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. “Ag traffic for the last five weeks is the highest we’ve seen since November 2013,” said John Miller, BNSF...
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