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Oversen steps down as chairwoman of ND Democratic-NPL Party
Trump administration says it has plan to reunite separated children still in its custody
Names released in fatal three-car crash south of Mandan
A jogger accidentally crossed into the US from Canada and was detained for two weeks
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After first year, oil industry praises Dakota Access Pipeline
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North Dakota manufacturers left to weather uncertainty of trade war
Molson Coors latest beermaker to consider adding buds to suds
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Trump's coal gambit may yield political points, not mining jobs
Trump renews his criticism of OPEC for 'too high' oil prices
Wind developer's payment to Ducks Unlimited raises questions
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China offered to buy $70 billion in US ag and energy products to ward off Trump's tariffs
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Response to Mother's Day column was overwhelming
From North Dakota to New York City
Big Sticks split series with Hot Shots
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Lynx roll past Aces
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New Methodist church honors past, anticipates future
Dairy farming is not only a job, but a lifestyle
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September 12, 2014
Our View: BNSF derailment in Dickinson warrants answers, solutions
Saturday’s derailment in Dickinson had a lot of people breathing a sigh of relief. But what people across the nation deserve is a chance to breath easy. It’s hard to do that when the news and fear mongers constantly bring up explosive and deadly derailments. Take the Lac-Megantic,...
September 12, 2014 - 4:37pm
September 11, 2014
State Avenue railroad crossing to shut down for track replacement
The railroad crossing at State Avenue will be closed beginning Thursday as BNSF Railway works to the crossing surface. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, according to Amy McBeth, spokesperson for BNSF Railway. The section of State Avenue will be closed to traffic...
September 11, 2014 - 1:39pm
September 9, 2014
Dunn County to mark arrival of railroad 100 years ago
Early settlers to Dunn County relied on the railroad to carry them across the plains of North Dakota in search of a new life. One-hundred...
September 9, 2014 - 2:11pm
September 6, 2014
Train cars derail near West Dakota Oil gas station
Four flatbed railcars and a boxcar derailed Saturday morning in Dickinson. A BNSF Railway train was traveling east when it went off the tracks...
September 6, 2014 - 9:09am
August 20, 2014
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.
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