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Driver liability bill attracts opposition in North Dakota legislative committee
U.S. air strike kills more than 100 al Qaeda members
Trump, sworn in as U.S. president, promises to put 'America First'
'House of Cards' Season 5 sets premiere date
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'
Manziel claims sobriety, wants another chance with NFL
DHS wrestling flies past Jamestown
Dickinson High boys basketball survives against Bismarck
Demons stifle Midgets' offense
Heart River downs Trinity with last-minute free throws
Port: He was a terrible president
Port: If it’s ok to be concerned about oil workers, it’s ok to be concerned about refugees
Port: Universities will consider rule change making it easier to fire tenured faculty, protests expected
McFeely: Ancient, out-of-touch white man in N.D. gives worst MLK Day speech in history
World of Wine: Nebbiolo -- the wine grape behind some of the best wines
Catherine (Kessel) Steinke
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 6, 2016
With Dakota Access in limbo, more Bakken crude to move on trains
HOUSTON—As oil prices recover and U.S. shale production picks up, energy companies that had planned to ship crude on the Dakota Access...
December 6, 2016 - 1:36pm
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