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Petition for McKenzie sheriff removal could be filed this week
Standing Rock calls on DOJ to intervene in pipeline situation; DAPL explains land purchase
State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
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
February 1, 2014
Tracking oil: Surge in oil production has pushed crude to the rails
An oil boom in North Dakota has brought a flood of workers, infrastructure investment and tax revenues. But as production soared, it became...
February 1, 2014 - 12:05am
January 31, 2014
No Keystone XL means more oil by rail, report says
Without the Keystone XL Pipeline, as many as 14 additional trains carrying crude oil could come through North Dakota and Minnesota every day,...
January 31, 2014 - 8:41pm
January 18, 2014
N.D. congressional delegation wants tank car rules on fast track
FARGO — North Dakota’s congressional delegation told local officials Saturday they’re working to fast-track tougher regulations on oil tank cars while also pushing for a closer look at all aspects of rail safety in light of the derailment and explosion of a train hauling Bakken...
January 18, 2014 - 6:08pm
January 9, 2014
Hoeven: U.S. rail tank car safety standards due in weeks
WASHINGTON - U.S. officials have promised to issue within weeks new safety standards for the kind of tank cars involved in a spate of fiery derailments in recent months, a lawmaker said on Thursday. Rail cars carrying crude oil out of the Bakken region of North Dakota have been...
January 9, 2014 - 3:17pm
January 3, 2014
Letter: Pipeline over rail means loss of jobs
Pipelines cost jobs. The Keystone XL pipeline will put thousands of truck drivers and railroad employees out of work in North Dakota. The recent approval of the pipeline between Killdeer and Dickinson will take more than 800 trucks off the road every day. That’s a lot of income...
January 3, 2014 - 10:38pm
December 12, 2013
Fears about oil train safety, impacts voiced in Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. — A proposal to ship North Dakota crude oil through Spokane by train drew mostly opponents at a hearing Wednesday night. About 75 people showed up for the state hearing on a proposed oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver that could result in up to four oil trains...
December 12, 2013 - 8:08pm
November 8, 2013
Train carrying ND crude oil derails, explodes in Alabama
A 90-car train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in a rural area of western Alabama early on Friday, leaving 11 cars burning and potentially...
November 8, 2013 - 3:18pm
September 27, 2013
Stark County Zoning Board axes two rail projects
Big-time developers got a taste of small-town, homegrown opposition Thursday. After hearing passionate opposition from local landowners, the...
September 27, 2013 - 12:00am
September 11, 2013
Railroad industry waiting for new regulations over tank cars
BISMARCK -- As oil industry representatives met here Tuesday to discuss the ever-changing industry, one thing was clear: There will be new regulations over shipping crude oil by train. After the July derailment in Canada of a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota, the crude-by-rail...
September 11, 2013 - 12:00am
August 20, 2013
Pipeline celebrated, leaders call for more
BERTHOLD -- Enbridge Pipelines employees paused Monday to mark the completion of two projects that nearly doubled the amount of oil the company...
August 20, 2013 - 9:42am
March 9, 2013
A new source of power
As the issue of reducing natural gas flaring at oil well sites in western North Dakota has become a hot topic of late, one major hauler of Bakken crude is looking at the possibility of using natural gas for fuel. Railroad giant BNSF -- which has a large presence in North Dakota --...
March 9, 2013 - 12:00am
July 5, 2012
Empty cargo train derails in northeastern Montana
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A BNSF Railway official says that a cargo train has derailed on a main rail line running across the Northwest. BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says that there are no injuries and no environmental threat from Thursday morning's derailment near Saco in northeastern...
July 5, 2012 - 2:00pm
June 26, 2012
Bucyrus grain facility to open in 2013
HETTINGER -- Producers in Adams County will have an $18 million grain elevator to export wheat, giving them a chance at competitive prices and...
June 26, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Proposed ND oil pipeline could be scrapped
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A Colorado company says its proposed $650 million pipeline project that would move 150,000 barrels of North Dakota crude daily to a hub in Minnesota is at risk of being scrapped. Durango-based High Prairie Pipeline alleges Enbridge Energy Partners has refused...
May 30, 2012 - 3:19pm
March 31, 2012
Oil Express: Keystone XL delay increases oil price discounts in North Dakota
The delay of the Keystone XL pipeline's approval and completion is forcing distributors to take larger discounts than usual, according to a report...
March 31, 2012 - 12:00am