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Driver arrested after 140 mph chase has lengthy criminal history
Trump invites Netanyahu to Washington for visit
From bucks to Bullwinkle, animals are hungry this winter
Glen Ullin mulls gas tax
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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'
Forsberg’s goals cap Nashville’s comeback at Wild
Towns lifts Wolves past Nuggets
Brady, Pats rout Steelers for another AFC title
Falcons flatten Packers to reach Super Bowl
Royals pitcher Ventura killed in car crash
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
Port: Meet Burgum the Politician
Fielding Questions: Ice cream bucket propagation for African violets
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
December 29, 2016
Three years later, federal investigation of ND oil train blast coming to an end
CASSELTON, N.D. — It's been three years since a train derailment near here triggered an explosion that sent a massive fireball into the...
December 29, 2016 - 6:48pm
June 13, 2016
Man hit by train in Grand Forks was subject of welfare check
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A Grafton man found dead on the railroad tracks near the Grand Forks Amtrak station Friday has been identified by the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office as 50-year-old Jon Robert Engelland. Walsh County authorities notified Grand Forks law enforcement agencies...
June 13, 2016 - 1:57pm
April 22, 2016
Struck by train: BNSF train strikes wheelchair; man flown to Fargo
JAMESTOWN -- The 60-year-old Jamestown man who was injured in a train-wheelchair crash Thursday afternoon has been identified. Jamestown Police...
April 22, 2016 - 10:54pm
March 11, 2016
Man hit by train in downtown Grand Forks
GRAND FORKS -- A man was struck by a train Friday morning in downtown Grand Forks. The unidentified victim appeared to be walking north near Kittson Avenue and South Fourth Street when the eastbound train struck him and dragged him under, injuring his back, leg and possibly other...
March 11, 2016 - 2:39pm
November 3, 2015
Heat caused Montana train derailments, BNSF says
CULBERTSON, Mont. – Two July train derailments in eastern Montana, including one that spilled 35,000 gallons of Bakken crude, were caused by tracks that buckled in the heat, according to BNSF Railway. BNSF attributes the July 16 incident that caused 22 oil tankers to derail...
November 3, 2015 - 5:18pm
July 18, 2015
Tracks reopen after second northeast Montana train derailment
CULBERTSON, Mont. – Railroad tracks have reopened in northeast Montana as crews continue removing wreckage from a crude oil train derailment....
July 18, 2015 - 12:13pm
May 6, 2015
Train carrying oil derails, burns near small Wells County town
Updated at 6:05 p.m. HEIMDAL, N.D. – Curt Benson was in the middle of his morning shave when an explosion sent vibrations through his house...
May 6, 2015 - 11:59am
April 1, 2015
Engineer in fiery Casselton oil train crash sues railroad
FARGO – The engineer of an oil tanker train that exploded after derailing near Casselton in 2013 is suing the railroad, claiming its negligence...
April 1, 2015 - 6:14am
February 25, 2015
House derails bill requiring 2 people to operate train
BISMARCK — House lawmakers narrowly defeated a bill Wednesday requiring two-person crews on all trains moving freight through North Dakota. House Bill 1357 failed by a vote of 46-45, not receiving the 48-vote majority required for bills to pass. Three of the House’s 94 members...
February 25, 2015 - 10:22pm
January 6, 2015
Larimore Strong: People react to fatal school bus crash in Larimore, North Dakota
A school bus struck a train Monday near Larimore, N.D., killing the driver, Max Danner, 62, and a 17-year-old student. Following the tragedy, many people expressed their feelings--and their support for the small community of Larimore--on Twitter. Here's the story on the crash...
January 6, 2015 - 12:17pm
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
February 27, 2014
Minnesota could face crude disaster loss ‘on massive scale:' Parsons: Firefighters don’t have equipment, training to fight oil fires
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Public safety officials across Minnesota lose sleep at night over the possibility of major crude oil transportation disasters such as ones last year in North Dakota and Quebec. That is what state Public Safety Commissioner Mona Doman told House Transportation...
February 27, 2014 - 11:53pm
February 4, 2014
More oil leaving Superior by rail
SUPERIOR, Wis. — It’s just a small piece of the North American oil bonanza pie, but Wisconsin’s only refinery quietly is moving more oil...
February 4, 2014 - 11:22pm
February 3, 2014
'Hiccup' led to delay in dispatching hazmat team
BISMARCK — As derailed train cars exploded near his city on Dec. 30, Casselton Fire Chief Tim McLean called a phone number he thought would put him in touch with someone who could dispatch a Fargo-based hazardous materials team to the fiery scene. “It rang and rang and rang,...
February 3, 2014 - 8:36pm
February 1, 2014
Old risks, new worries: Long-maligned rail cars shoulder mounting oil traffic, but inspections stay static
CASSELTON — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars...
February 1, 2014 - 8:52pm