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Cold temperatures take toll on cattle herds
Agricultural workers may soon be made of tech and steel
As bankruptcies rise, farmers and lenders hope for big harvests, rise in crop prices
Megatrends in Agriculture: Technology on the Farm
Grand Forks, Fargo medical marijuana dispensaries will have same supplier
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New Energy presses on with ND cellulosic ethanol plant plans
Rob Port: Public Service Commission says North Dakotans can be charged for green energy policies in other states
EPA announces plan to ease carbon emissions rule for new coal plants
Truce or not, US soy, liquefied natural gas look unappetizing now for China
EPA to meet with North Dakota coal, oil industries in Bismarck
10 ways to refresh your kitchen if you can't do a full renovation
Three people diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after visiting hotel water park in Casselton
Five cases of mumps in North Dakota re-ignite support for vaccinations
PETA honors Alexandria dog for rescuing elderly neighbor
Growing Together: A film that's changing the way we landscape
'We don't want it to end': Dickinson High takes home fourth consecutive state title
Trinity clinches top seed in Region 7 Tournament with triumph at Killdeer
Midgets advance to fifth-place game with win over Minot
Dickinson cracks down on defense to defeat Saints
Midgets suffer heartbreaking loss to Watford City to end season
Port: Offer of free ballet tickets sets off emailed war of words among lawmakers, Measure 1 activist
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Northeast ND ag companies, city, banks pool funds to fix rail bridge
CAVALIER, N.D. — It's been a long two months for several rail-dependent businesses in Cavalier and Walhalla, all of which lost a bridge...
September 23, 2018 - 6:17am
September 3, 2018
Railroad-dependent Cavalier companies eager for new bridge
GRAND FORKS — It's already difficult for Curt Kirking, co-owner of Cavalier Bean Co., to catch his breath during harvest season. This year, Kirking has been even more busy figuring out how he and other nearby agriculture companies can repair the railroad bridge they rely on...
September 3, 2018 - 6:20pm
July 27, 2018
Northeast North Dakota businesses consider options to restore damaged rail line
CAVALIER, N.D.—With harvest approaching, the city of Cavalier and nearby agriculture businesses are scrambling to find a short-term solution after a fire destroyed a bridge and the 25 miles of railroad track they rely on for shipping grain, beans and other products. Some of...
July 27, 2018 - 3:39pm
April 30, 2018
Agriculture sector excited about president's infrastructure package
YANKTON, S.D. — President Donald Trump recently announced the details of his much-anticipated $1.5 trillion Infrastructure Plan. Farmers...
April 30, 2018 - 7:36am
February 8, 2018
North Dakota state rail inspectors issued 49 violations last year
BISMARCK—The North Dakota Public Service Commission's two rail safety inspectors issued 49 violations last year, the agency said Thursday,...
February 8, 2018 - 2:56pm
July 29, 2017
Officials irked by toxic train: St. Paul not alerted after chlorine-carrying train car derails
ST. PAUL — Mark Nichols, a retired occupational safety expert, almost couldn't believe what he was hearing, though he trusted his confidential source. In late June, a car from a Union Pacific railroad train had partially derailed overnight near the Mississippi River in St. Paul,...
July 29, 2017 - 4:59pm
May 26, 2017
All aboard: Passenger steam locomotive to visit Fargo area next week
FARGO — A vintage steam locomotive will chug through southeastern North Dakota soon, pulling excursion cars and giving people a rare opportunity...
May 26, 2017 - 7:06pm
July 21, 2016
City proposes fining railroad for all oil cars passing through Spokane
SPOKANE, Wash. -- A proposal by the city of Spokane, Wash., that would fine rail companies for cars carrying crude oil sets a “dangerous precedent”...
July 21, 2016 - 8:59pm
June 25, 2016
Man dies on railroad tracks
LEEDS, N.D. -- Law enforcement officers are investigating the death of a Leeds man whose body was found Saturday on railroad tracks. The North Dakota Highway Patrol and Benson County Sheriff’s Department responded at 11:35 a.m. to a report of a train hitting a pedestrian in Leeds....
June 25, 2016 - 8:04pm
May 15, 2016
Railroads see lower volumes; BNSF furloughs hundreds in North Dakota, union says
The news this week that BNSF Railway had parked about 45 locomotives in its Fargo trainyard provided another sign of continued slowdown in the...
May 15, 2016 - 6:00am
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 10, 2015
Minneapolis resolution seeks better railroad communication
MINNEAPOLIS -- Three Minneapolis City Council members introduced a resolution Tuesday calling for railroads hauling hazardous materials, such as crude oil, to improve communications with the city.
November 10, 2015 - 5:31pm
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...
November 4, 2015 - 10:24am
October 12, 2015
Woman, passenger escape injuries when vehicle hung up on Minot railroad tracks
MINOT -- A Minot woman and her passenger managed to escape injury Sunday when their vehicle got hung up on the railroad tracks and was hit by a train on North Main Street in Minot. According to police, Tania Green, 29, was attempting to make a U-turn when her vehicle became stuck...
October 12, 2015 - 5:10pm
August 4, 2015
Other Views: Railroad inspection makes progress
FARGO -- There was little fanfare last week when the North Dakota Public Service Commission approved an agreement with the Federal Railroad Administration for a rail safety inspection program. It was an important step in promoting safety on railroads in North Dakota. Prompted by...
August 4, 2015 - 7:09pm