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Funeral for fallen ND deputy scheduled Tuesday in Belcourt
Melania Trump channels Jackie Kennedy but Conway grabs fashion headlines
Mexico drug lord 'El Chapo' pleads not guilty in U.S. court
Website created for Marsy's Law information
Driver liability bill attracts opposition in North Dakota legislative committee
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
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
Manziel claims sobriety, wants another chance with NFL
DHS wrestling flies past Jamestown
Dickinson High boys basketball survives against Bismarck
Demons stifle Midgets' offense
Heart River downs Trinity with last-minute free throws
Port: Rep. Cramer says he expects Trump to approve Dakota Access Pipeline by next week
Port: He was a terrible president
Port: If it’s ok to be concerned about oil workers, it’s ok to be concerned about refugees
Port: Universities will consider rule change making it easier to fire tenured faculty, protests expected
McFeely: Ancient, out-of-touch white man in N.D. gives worst MLK Day speech in history
Catherine (Kessel) Steinke
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
Hearing set on treatment of N.D. crude oil before transport
BISMARCK – North Dakota regulators have set a special hearing for Sept. 23 to gather input on the safe transportation and marketability of...
August 20, 2014 - 5:05pm
August 18, 2014
Beach zoning board recommends land use change for elevator rail spur
BEACH -- A proposed rail spur that would alleviate the Beach Grain Cooperative’s issues with trains took its first step toward becoming a reality Monday morning. The Beach Zoning Board unanimously recommended that the city rezone 156 acres of land on the east side of town from...
August 18, 2014 - 4:26pm
August 11, 2014
Canadian Pacific CEO: We will get better
MINOT — Hunter Harrison, CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway, showed his pride and disappointment in his railroad’s ability to move North Dakota grain in a meeting Aug. 11 with shippers and two U.S. senators in Minot. But Harrison also showed a fiery, defiant side — defending...
August 11, 2014 - 11:27pm
60 mph too fast for trains through Devils Lake
Sixty miles an hour is too fast for BNSF trains to be roaring through downtown Devils Lake. The railroad has informed the city it intends to raise speed from 30 mph to 60 mph in order to address a backlog of grain trains, Amtrak service suspensions and delays, and other freight bottlenecks...
August 11, 2014 - 5:26pm
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 18, 2014
Deal would allow some BNSF trains one-person crew: Tentative agreement goes against possible federal regulations
FARGO — BNSF Railway has struck a tentative agreement with a union that would allow one-person train crews on certain routes if a monitoring system is in use. The proposed agreement, which is at odds with the national union’s staunch support of two-person crews, also conflicts...
July 18, 2014 - 11:55pm
Oil trains, born of U.S. energy boom, face test in new safety rules
WASHINGTON - North Dakota's Bakken Oil Patch has thrived thanks in large part to the once-niche business of hauling fuel on U.S. rail tracks....
July 18, 2014 - 5:49pm
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
June 9, 2014
Agriculture rail shipment progress spotty
FARGO — Agricultural shipment gains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway continued to improve for agricultural customers through the end of May, but progress is spotty. In its weekly podcast report on May 30, BNSF reported system-wide cycle turnaround times per month had...
June 9, 2014 - 10:07pm
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
May 27, 2014
In rail towns, some try to stop oil trains
Albany, N.Y., Sheriff Craig Apple assured a room of concerned citizens that county emergency crews were prepared to handle an oil-train accident involving three or four tank cars. Firefighters have been training to combat railcar fires with foam, and evacuation plans are detailed...
May 27, 2014 - 12:21am
May 23, 2014
BNSF exec sees ‘big opportunity’ in switch from diesel to LNG locomotives
BISMARCK – As a North Dakota company prepares to fire up the state’s first production facility for liquefied natural gas, the nation’s...
May 23, 2014 - 1:16pm
May 14, 2014
US refiners: ND crude doesn’t need special handling
WASHINGTON — Despite several fiery mishaps involving fuel produced in North Dakota’s Bakken energy patch, cargo from the region does not need special handling when it moves on the tracks, the leading voice for U.S. refiners said on Wednesday. The American Fuel & Petrochemical...
May 14, 2014 - 7:04pm
May 12, 2014
Other views: Keep focus on Bakken oil trains
Another shoe dropped last week on a story that seems to have more feet than a centipede. The U.S. Department of Transportation ordered railroads to send states estimates of how much oil moves through their borders in railroad tank cars. The order was prompted by a “pattern of releases...
May 12, 2014 - 4:21pm
May 2, 2014
Derailed CSX train in Va. carried Bakken oil; more than 800 barrels spilled
LYNCHBURG, Va. - The CSX Corp. train that derailed and erupted in flames here was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale in North Dakota, the...
May 2, 2014 - 10:45am