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Ban on North Dakota Sunday morning sales could be lifted
Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands
Debate begins on ND bill to exempt higher ed applicants from open records law
ND legislators going round and round on daylight saving time, time zone discussions
Attorneys: North Dakota to pay $55,000 to settle suit over payloader seized by state crime bureau
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'
Dunn rising as talks of Rubio trade persist
Timberwolves to buy NBA D-League affiliate in Iowa
Normally defensive Bison adding offense to their men's basketball arsenal
Patriots thrive in role as nationwide villain
Wild reassign F Gabriel
McFeely: N.D. lifetime fishing license 'more complicated than it seems'
Port: ND Democrats have some good ideas on transparency and accountability laws
McFeely: It’s the media’s duty to shine light on hatred
Veeder: Hot dish and ice slabs key to staying warm in January
Swift: Lessons learned from watching parents age
Thomas F. Murtha
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
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
February 16, 2015
CSX oil train carrying Bakken crude derails in W. Virginia
BECKLEY, W.Va. - A CSX Corp train hauling North Dakota crude derailed in West Virginia on Monday, setting a number of cars ablaze, destroying a house and forcing the evacuation of two towns in the second significant oil-train incident in three days. One or two of the cars plunged...
February 16, 2015 - 6:09pm
January 22, 2015
Sinner proposes N.D. rail safety committee; PSC member says it’s unnecessary
BISMARCK – In the wake of a fatal train-bus crash near Larimore and several other recent rail mishaps in North Dakota, a Democratic lawmaker called Thursday for the creation of a rail safety committee to study and recommend upgrades to railroad crossings. State Sen. George Sinner...
January 22, 2015 - 2:30pm