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Jack Cronquist, local Jack-of-all-trades, dies at 92
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
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Dickinson CNA wins state Caregiver Award for going the extra mile
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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
Rock art ‘bugs’ come to life
Should pregnant mothers hang up their cell phones?
New study analyzes student loan refinancing process
Enjoy pizza, meet storybook characters; proceeds going toward Imagination Library
Penguins clobber Capitals to take 2-0 series lead
Dickinson High boys golf finishes 12th at East-West Classic
DSU baseball settles for split after game one walk-off
Dickinson High pitchers stymie Sabers
Blue Hawk softball rolls, then falls in extras to Viterbo
Port: Hey Republicans, put Carlson and Wardner on the bench next session
ERICKSON: Don't just do something
HARROP: Can we think our way past robots?
Port: Things got a little weird at the end of North Dakota’s 2017 session
Port: Former Congressman Rick Berg not ruling out 2018 campaign
Frank H. @13@@10@Schafer, Jr.
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Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
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Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
Staff at Bully Pulpit Golf Course are ready for the season to begin
Recipe for good: Elks' eatery, events help fund scholarships, youth activities
Hidden gem: Medora officials work all year in preparation for the busy summer season
Boots Bar & Grill ready for another exciting season
Perfecting 'Players': Restaurant manager on delicious mission
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
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