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U.S. takes 'full responsibility' for Manchester intelligence leaks, Tillerson says
The Trumps take their first official trip, and the world gets its first real look at the Trump marriage
Dubbed 'Houdini' for escaping execution 7 times, Alabama man put to death for 1982 murder-for-hire
How 'The Cat in the Hat' almost ruined my life
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Residents meet in Belfield for Q&A about proposed Davis Refinery
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
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Five tried-and-true ways to bring farmhouse style into the 21st century
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In my 20s and 30s, I accepted nearly every wedding invitation; now I RSVP no
Vikings sign two 2017 draft picks, but rookie contract disputes rage on
James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
Kunitz scores 2 as Penguins edge Sens in Game 7
Killdeer well-represented at state meet
Midgets' bats wake up for opening round win
Port: Sen. Heitkamp condemns 'dark money' in politics despite it paying for ads touting her re-election
Manworld tried extra hard this week to tell women 'no.' We weren't listening.
Port: In defense of the smoky back room
Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
McFeely: The Hamid Shirvani disaster tour continues
Margaret "Marge" Kovacs
Heidt and Horner plan wedding
Kristianson and Kilwein
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Engagement: Pottorff and Schank
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April 30, 2014
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
April 24, 2014
New US rules for oil tank cars coming: Regulatory changes expected next week
CASSELTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation will submit a package of regulatory changes for rail shippers next week that include new...
April 24, 2014 - 4:50pm
April 18, 2014
Hwy. 1804 to close west of Trenton
TRENTON -- The North Dakota Department of Transportation will temporarily close Highway 1804 about 4 miles west of Trenton, according to a press release. The highway will close at noon Tuesday so BNSF Railway crews can install a new railroad crossing. The project is expected to...
April 18, 2014 - 11:01am
April 14, 2014
Oil traffic may delay US fertilizer shipments, farmers warn
WASHINGTON — Increasing use of railroads to ship crude oil could disrupt fertilizer cargo this spring as Midwest farmers prepare for planting, U.S. agriculture leaders warn, even as one railroad said on Monday it will take steps to ensure timely deliveries. The planting season...
April 14, 2014 - 4:21pm
April 11, 2014
Oil-by-rail traffic hurts farmers, travelers, U.S. officials told
WASHINGTON — Midwestern farmers and Amtrak passengers are among those being hurt by rail congestion caused in part by an energy boom that has spurred the massive movement of oil by rail, U.S. officials were told on Thursday. Rail shipments of oil have been on the rise in regions...
April 11, 2014 - 1:32pm
April 9, 2014
US senators turn up pressure on inspector numbers
WASHINGTON — More than a dozen U.S. senators, including North Dakota Sens. Heidi Heitkamp and John Hoeven, are pushing to put more federal railroad inspectors in the field. Boosting inspector numbers — which haven’t grown in the Bakken region even as oil production and crude-by-rail...
April 9, 2014 - 3:35pm
April 7, 2014
BNSF reports further delays
FARGO — A BNSF Railway weekly report on late cars released March 28, contains results that it fell further behind for the fourth week in a row for the four-state area. It also reports worsening impending issues with the winter wheat harvest coming in June. John Miller, BNSF vice...
April 7, 2014 - 8:35pm
April 1, 2014
Canadian Pacific shifts to BNSF: Shippers say locomotives are being leased to U.S., further delaying their shipments
FARGO — Railroad performance for agriculture isn’t improving, and shippers served by Canadian Pacific Railway are growing more concerned their locomotives and crews are going to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in the U.S. The weekly BNSF report indicates 16,761 rail...
April 1, 2014 - 12:00am
March 6, 2014
U.S. modifies testing order on Bakken oil rail shipments
The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday modified rules governing the testing of crude transported by rail from North Dakota. The agency said that tests, required to enforce safety standards, must be conducted to determine the flash point and boiling point of crude oil...
March 6, 2014 - 12:57pm
February 25, 2014
U.S. orders oil-by-rail shippers to test North Dakota cargo
Shippers moving crude oil by rail out of North Dakota must test the fuel for dangerous volatility before loading it onto the tracks, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday. Last month, officials warned that fuel produced out of the Bakken Formation could be more flammable...
February 25, 2014 - 5:45pm
February 19, 2014
BNSF's N.D. track violations top 700 over last 8 years
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF in the last eight years for defects on its tracks in North Dakota, according to a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration. Those 721 violations came about from 3,822 FRA inspections...
February 19, 2014 - 11:27am
February 17, 2014
Cold and slow: As rail issues hamper ag business, industry leaders want solutions
FARGO — Elevator operators are perennial critics of railroad service for hauling grain, but many say delays are worse than ever this winter. The...
February 17, 2014 - 10:23pm
February 11, 2014
Northeast ND's Amtrak disruptions to continue until March: Heavy freight traffic ties up rail lines
GRAND FORKS -- Westbound Amtrak trains service will continue to bypass Grand Forks and Devils Lake through North Dakota until at least Feb. 28. That means passengers with stops in Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby will be bused to and from Fargo or Minot, just as Amtrak has been...
February 11, 2014 - 10:31am
January 22, 2014
Gov. Dalrymple: Crude oil railcar safety rules needed now
NEW YORK — A month after a train carrying crude oil burst into flames on the North Dakota plains, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said on Tuesday that new railcar safety standards were needed immediately, not next year, and he blamed federal officials for delaying regulations. While Dalrymple...
January 22, 2014 - 8:01pm