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Devils Lake-based Guard unit head to Afghanistan
Inmate walks away from custody in Devils Lake
It's transition time at protest camps as people start leaving
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Cleanup continues after oil pipeline spill in ND waterway
ND oil, gas royalty owners concerned about deductions from checks
ND joins lawsuit against BLM over methane rule
EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
4 Financial survival tips for new parents
Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
Kat Perkins appearing in "Home for the Holidays" concert
Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
Bellevue brings a unique situation to Dickinson State women's basketball
Mott-Regent boys look to build on 4th place finish
Mott-Regent Wildfire girls basketball back with a faster pace
Raptors bounce back to overtake Timberwolves
Bison rushing attack has been more productive late in the season
BARONE: The collapse of the political left
PARSONS: Support helps make an institution better
OMDAHL: Does North Dakota need two parties?
Port: Standing Rock's 2014 pipeline objection is irrelevant
McFeely: Heitkamp in Trump administration would be win-win
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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
July 23, 2014
Rules of the rail: Federal government seeks tougher oil-train regulations
GRAND FORKS — The federal government on Wednesday proposed stricter rules for trains hauling crude oil after several derailments led to spills...
July 23, 2014 - 3:22pm
July 15, 2014
Trade group: Oil train sector has work to settle safety concerns
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. refining industry has not agreed to a deal reached by oil producers and railroads on improving the safety of oil tank cars, it said on Tuesday, suggesting a key piece of anticipated reforms remains unsettled. On Monday, several industry sources said the...
July 15, 2014 - 5:20pm
May 30, 2014
CN Rail sees U.S. banning older rail cars for oil in 3-5 years
Canadian National Railway Chief Executive Claude Mongeau said on Thursday he expects U.S. regulators to phase out use of DOT-111 tank cars in three to five years, following a deadly explosion in Quebec last year. Mongeau also expects U.S. authorities to decide no later than early...
May 30, 2014 - 10:55am
Train carrying crude derails in Virginia, bursts into flame
A CSX Corp. train carrying crude oil derailed and burst into flames in downtown Lynchburg, Va., on Wednesday, spilling oil into the James River and forcing the evacuation of hundreds. CSX said 15 cars derailed at 2:30 p.m. ET on a train traveling from Chicago to Virginia. Photos...
April 30, 2014 - 3:50pm
April 29, 2014
Transportation chief discusses rural needs, Wants more movement
WEST FARGO — Rail reliability issues have been a concern for farmers in the region trying to ship out 2013 crop grain and ship in fertilizer to get 2014 crops planted. But road infrastructure took center stage in a meeting on April 24 in West Fargo featuring U.S. Secretary of Transportation...
April 29, 2014 - 10:40am
ND PSC ponders legal action on slow rail service for ag
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Public Service Commission is jumping into the fray about whether it can or should take legal action on behalf of farmers and grain elevators who allege railways are favoring oil transportation. The PSC listened Monday to members of the North Dakota...
April 29, 2014 - 10:32am
April 12, 2014
Farmers still desperate for rail service
The slow rail service threatening the livelihood of farmers in the Upper Midwest has gotten better in recent weeks, but at the Forest River Bean...
April 12, 2014 - 11:06pm
April 4, 2014
Study of oil from deadly derailment points to Bakken crude’s volatility; more research is on the way
WILLISTON — On July 6 last year, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota to a refinery in eastern Canada was left parked on a hillside...
April 4, 2014 - 3:14pm
March 30, 2014
Regulator: Oil sector withholding info on rail cargoes
WASHINGTON — U.S. transport regulators on Friday scolded the oil industry for not sharing important information on the kinds of rail shipments that have been involved in a number of fiery train derailments. The American Petroleum Institute, a trade group that represents oil industry...
March 30, 2014 - 8:46pm
February 27, 2014
Minnesota could face crude disaster loss ‘on massive scale:' Parsons: Firefighters don’t have equipment, training to fight oil fires
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Public safety officials across Minnesota lose sleep at night over the possibility of major crude oil transportation disasters such as ones last year in North Dakota and Quebec. That is what state Public Safety Commissioner Mona Doman told House Transportation...
February 27, 2014 - 11:53pm
February 26, 2014
Feds push proper testing of crude oil for shipment: PHMSA conducting outreach workshops in North Dakota
MINOT — Federal officials emphasized the importance of testing crude oil Wednesday during a workshop here, while investigators from the same agency continue inspections to determine if Bakken crude oil is being properly classified. The Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety...
February 26, 2014 - 11:56pm
February 21, 2014
Back on track: Rail industry outlines safety changes to ease oil-by-rail concerns
WASHINGTON — Railroads hauling crude oil will beef up inspections on their tracks and cut speeds to 40 mph while traveling through major metro...
February 21, 2014 - 11:37pm
February 4, 2014
More oil leaving Superior by rail
SUPERIOR, Wis. — It’s just a small piece of the North American oil bonanza pie, but Wisconsin’s only refinery quietly is moving more oil...
February 4, 2014 - 11:22pm
February 1, 2014
Rail shippers have questions about classifying crude
BERTHOLD — All crude is not created equal — and the task of classifying oil when it’s loaded into railcars has some gray areas. As federal...
February 1, 2014 - 9:17pm
Old risks, new worries: Long-maligned rail cars shoulder mounting oil traffic, but inspections stay static
CASSELTON — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars...
February 1, 2014 - 8:52pm