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Dedication of Robin Hall marks continued growth of unmanned aircraft opportunities at UND
Democrat Clinton makes history with U.S. presidential nomination
Horse possibly shot to death near Bismarck
Human remains identified as missing Bismarck resident
N.D. delegates award 14 votes to Sanders, 7 to Clinton; Heitkamp misses vote for previous commitment
crime and courts
nation and world
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approves Dakota Access river crossing permits
Canada to phase out older crude-by-rail tank cars by November
Developers plan ethanol plant near Jamestown
Leaders discuss future of North Dakota coal power plants after announced closure
Minnesota man accused of defrauding Bakken RV park investors
VIDEO: Kids learn about taking care of pets
Dickinson’s Lamise Oyugi gains subscribers on her YouTube cooking channel
Nichols offering way to explore the world of performing arts
Stark County teen takes aim with muzzleloaders
Celebrations 'n' Crafts moves to new location
Ballard’s offensive surge coming at right time for Roughriders
Dickinson Volunteers ready to prove they belong as Legion A state tournament begins
Wentz: ‘Whenever my number is called, I’ll be ready’
Braves scratch out 2-0 win over Twins
Former Vikings WR Jennings retires after 10 seasons
Holten: The real truth about the status quo
Letter: Political parties doing anything to gain control
Letter: Local 563 at work on Dakota Access Pipeline
Monke: We need more visits like Giancarlo's
Port: Our increasingly Orwellian society
good bad and ugly
Oakley Robert Lee
Anton "Tony" Kralicek
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
May 9, 2016
BNSF stores locomotives as commodity downturns slow shipping demand
FARGO -- An economic downturn involving a variety of commodities across various parts of the United States has resulted in BNSF Railway parking...
May 9, 2016 - 6:04pm
March 31, 2016
Downtown Bismarck train horns could be silenced by Halloween
BISMARCK -- BNSF Railway presented its construction plans to Bismarck' traffic engineer, Mark Berg, on Thursday for the quiet rail infrastructure it will build at Third, Fifth and 12th streets in downtown Bismarck, according to City Commissioner Parrell Grossman. The Bismarck City...
March 31, 2016 - 7:06pm
November 4, 2015
Buffett's BNSF helped lead fight to delay train safety technology
WASHINGTON -- When an Amtrak passenger train derailed in Philadelphia in May, killing eight people and injuring scores more, the railroad industry's...
News/Nation and World
November 4, 2015 - 10:24am
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
July 29, 2015
Miles City upset about train speed limit
MILES CITY, Mont. — Burlington Northern Santa Fe has a green light to speed through Miles City at up to 60 mph, and the town isn’t happy. “The town is pretty upset about it, to tell you the truth,” said Butch Grenz, Miles City mayor. “I have got more unhappy constituents...
News/Nation and World
July 29, 2015 - 10:37pm
ND PSC inks deal with feds for state-run rail inspection program
BISMARCK – North Dakota regulators have signed a deal with the Federal Railroad Administration that will allow the state to launch a rail safety program funded by the Legislature and proposed after a fiery oil train derailment near Casselton in 2013. The agreement signed Wednesday...
July 29, 2015 - 3:37pm
July 14, 2015
Buffett may benefit as train lobby bids to weaken safety rule
WASHINGTON -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is set to be a chief beneficiary of a bid by Senate Republicans to weaken new regulations to improve train safety in the $2.8 billion crude-by-rail industry, a key cog in the development of the vast North American shale oil fields. A...
July 14, 2015 - 9:40am
March 23, 2015
As oil trains roll across America, volunteer firefighters face big risk
NEW YORK - Volunteers at the Galena, Illinois, fire department were hosing down the smoldering wreck of a derailed BNSF oil train on the east...
March 23, 2015 - 10:16pm
March 10, 2015
Minn. state leaders disagree on rail oil safety approach
ST. PAUL -- There is no overall agreement on how to prevent Minnesota oil train explosions. Democrats want to raise railroad taxes $100 million...
March 10, 2015 - 4:50pm
March 6, 2015
White House mulled, then balked at curbing explosive gas on oil trains
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration weighed national standards to control explosive gas in oil trains last year but rejected the move, deciding...
March 6, 2015 - 12:34am
February 23, 2015
Cleanup continues after derailed CSX train spills oil
NEW YORK -- A cleanup was continuing in the Kanawha River in West Virginia on Sunday after an oil spill last week following the derailment of a CSX Corp. train, though drinking water was not affected, the company and federal officials said. Twenty seven of the train's 109 cars...
February 23, 2015 - 10:15pm
January 15, 2015
Trains roll through region with low oil prices
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Plunging oil prices do not immediately mean fewer trains will cross Minnesota, a state railroad expert said. North Dakota...
January 15, 2015 - 12:00am
January 7, 2015
Analyst: Grain train movement could improve
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A decline in Bakken oil trains isn’t likely to spell good things for grain farmers, according to rail observers. Getting grain on trains has been a struggle for Montana’s $1.5 billion wheat economy for more than a year, during which time critics have faulted...
January 7, 2015 - 12:26pm
January 6, 2015
Town to ticket train engineers if they block tracks too long
BERTHOLD, N.D. -- The police chief in Berthold, a small Oil Patch town west of Minot, has new marching orders from city hall: Ticket the train engineer the next time a BNSF Railway train blocks both crossings in town for more than 20 minutes. Berthold is taking a page out of the...
January 6, 2015 - 5:49pm
November 3, 2014
BOE reaches 1,000 train mark
Bakken Oil Express, the rail terminal just southwest of Dickinson, recently shipped its 1,000th train unit mark, the company announced Monday. That means roughly 70 million barrels of crude oil have moved from the terminal in its 3 years of operations. The facility is capable...
November 3, 2014 - 6:11pm