Skip to main content
The Dickinson Press
Feds: Russian hackers targeted ND's elections systems
For many teenagers, getting drunk is not on the bucket list
Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL, Curry
U.S. bombers, fighters, stage show of force off North Korean coast
Activists tie themselves to Enbridge property in Bemidji
crime and courts
nation and world
Toy retailer giant 'Toys 'R' Us' on the verge of filing for bankruptcy, sources say
Stars of HGTV's hit show 'Fixer Upper' to launch product line at Target
Apple unveils new products including the $1,000 iPhone
Press to adapt new business brief policy
Place a Business Brief
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
Better than Betty: How to make your very own baking mixes like a pro
Get ready for pea milk. It doesn't taste like peas and it's not even green.
Sailer wins national awards
Pets are family too; Evergreen celebrates Senior Living Week
What does a machinist do? Lathe donated to Dickinson Middle School
Lynx's legacy is secure heading into WNBA Finals, but motivation remains
TWINS: Electronic device expedites Byron Buxton's recovery from hand injury
No. 2-ranked Bison overpower Robert Morris, cruise to victory
Kolpack: Bring on the Missouri Valley Football Conference, thankfully
Dickinson State football routs Mayville State
Port: It's time to change the way we govern the North Dakota University System
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
Conserving estate money no excuse for risking elder's health
Opinion: Alarm over decline in U.S. government spending for ag research
LEGISLATORS: Property tax relief was increased in the 2017 session
Ryan M. Kuntz
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
The Dickinson Press Pro Football Contest
The 2017 Dickinson Press Pro Football Contest
Health & Wellness
Worlds Greatest City Wide Garage Sale
May 30, 2017
Mike Jacobs: Of railroads, newspapers and education
The circumstances facing higher education these days remind me strongly of the situation facing newspapers a couple of decades ago. Industry...
May 30, 2017 - 8:09am
March 15, 2017
New, safer U.S. rail cars gather dust even as ethanol trains grow longer
NEW YORK -- While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, March 9, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting...
March 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
January 13, 2017
Severe winter weather creates challenges for railway
MINOT, N.D.—Severe winter weather creates challenges for train traffic and BNSF says it has put plans in place to remedy and prevent stoppages...
January 13, 2017 - 2:15pm
September 30, 2016
Rail agency alerts tank car owners to potential defects
WASHINGTON - The Federal Railroad Administration has identified potential flaws in some DOT-111 tank cars that carry crude oil and other hazardous...
September 30, 2016 - 3:55pm
July 25, 2016
Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
TORONTO—Canada will take older tank cars out of crude-by-rail service much earlier than originally planned, the government said on Monday,...
July 25, 2016 - 12:23pm
May 15, 2016
Press pass; Sunday, May 15, 2016
Here’s some of our top stories from Friday’s edition. It’s your Press Pass to some of the best stories we bring you every day. Want your...
May 15, 2016 - 5:00am
March 9, 2016
ND’s first rail inspector now certified; more than 400 violations found since August
BISMARCK – The first track inspector hired by North Dakota regulators for a new rail safety program created in the wake of two fiery oil train derailments has earned his federal certification while finding more than 400 defective conditions and over a dozen violations, PSC officials...
March 9, 2016 - 12:32pm
December 27, 2015
New method for making oil safe for rail shipping to be tested
BISMARCK – An alternative method for reducing the volatility of Bakken crude will be tested next year as state regulators report a “significant increase” in noncompliance with oil conditioning this winter. The North Dakota Industrial Commission gave approval this month for Hellervik...
December 27, 2015 - 12:02am
December 8, 2015
North Dakota inspectors take on rail safety program
BISMARCK -- Both inspectors for a state rail safety program — aimed to prevent such fiery derailments involving crude oil as happened this year near Heimdal — have been hired and are training with federal inspectors. In July, an agreement was approved by the state’s Public Service...
December 8, 2015 - 10:45am
October 6, 2015
U.S. oil-rail flux means no retrofit bonanza for tank car makers
NEW YORK -- When U.S. regulators adopted new rules last May to make hauling crude by rail safer, shippers anticipated relatively moderate costs and adjustments while rail tank car makers geared up for a retrofitting bonanza. It has not worked out that way. Months later,...
October 6, 2015 - 3:54pm
September 1, 2015
Big Rail's little cousins find boon in U.S. oil-by-rail bust
OLEAN, N.Y. -- Amid the rolling mountains surrounding this quiet town in southwest New York state, tucked away on miles-long stretches of underused...
September 1, 2015 - 10:43am
August 7, 2015
U.S. sees few railroads meeting safety deadline
WASHINGTON — Only a small number of U.S. railroads will meet the Dec. 31 deadline for implementing new train safety technology that experts say would have prevented the deadly May 12 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, officials said on Friday. A report to Congress by the Federal...
August 7, 2015 - 4:59pm
August 6, 2015
Continental Resources' heavy pipe use to move oil bad for railroads
WILLISTON — Continental Resources said on Thursday it ships more than two-thirds of its North Dakota oil via pipeline, a major change that threatens the oil transportation business of BNSF Railway and other railroads which had boomed in recent years. The second-largest North Dakota...
August 6, 2015 - 7:35pm
May 20, 2015
Letter: Press editorial doesn’t tell whole story of oil tank cars
Your editorial neglected to acknowledge the many steps BNSF Railway is already taking to prevent accidents, reduce risk and improve safety when moving what would otherwise be trapped oil from North Dakota to markets around the country. (“Rail companies can do better,” May 15.) In...
May 20, 2015 - 11:15pm
March 17, 2015
Energy industry leader says railroads must answer for oil train mishaps
WASHINGTON -- The rail industry is chiefly responsible for preventing oil train accidents and U.S. regulators must do more to keep trains on the tracks, a leading voice for the energy industry said on Monday. "Any effort to enhance rail safety must begin with addressing track...
March 17, 2015 - 9:38am