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ND coal power plant shuts down after 50-year run
ND father doing better in burn unit after losing his kids in fire
Short on funds: $200k needed to begin veterans pavilion
Pentagon delivers draft plan to 'rapidly' defeat Islamic State to White House
Senate confirms Ross as commerce secretary
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
Promoting beef: Sharon Kickertz-Gerbig named CattleWomen regional director
Winning the golden ticket: Dickinson State to present 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'
Cafe 60 reaches out to baby boomers: Elder Care program offered in participating restaurants
Vacation with a purpose: Volunteers needed for a service trip to Zimbabwe
Klein, Henningsgard highlight DSU’s NSAA awards
Dickinson High's Martin named to West Region team
Four of Region 7’s best on display for tournament
Wild score 12 seconds into overtime to beat Kings
DSU basketball loses to Bellevue in NSAA finals, potentially ending its season
Pinke: Find ways to wage peace
McFeely: ND could reduce pain by doing something crazy, like raising taxes
OPINION: Property rights measure would have been positive move for ND agriculture
Column: What's a family farm?
Port: Group which hosted feisty Cramer town hall in Fargo caught stage managing event in another state
William "Bill" G. Heick
Leo G. Stockert
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
Olson and Steffan
Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Hospital now certified as ‘acute stroke ready,’ with new processes, training and effective drug
New hair salon opens in Sentinel Butte
Diamond Truck Equipment serves more three generations of customers
Filling a need in Beach
Revamping New England one pipe and ordinance at a time
Honoring our Firefighters
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