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ND's Stark County places restrictions on gravel roads

Stark County has placed a road restriction of 12,000 pounds gross vehicle weight on all county gravel roads due to the wet road conditions, according to county emergency manager Bill Fahlsing.

$5M in federal funds will support training for crude-by-rail safety

BISMARCK – Officials say a $5 million injection of federal funds announced Tuesday will provide training for hundreds of first-responders in how to deal with dangerous incidents on the nation’s railroads, including oil-by-rail mishaps like the fiery derailment that shook Casselton, N.D., in December.

Search is on for rail congestion cure

Search is on for rail congestion cure

ST. PAUL -- A soybean farmers from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly everyone.


Enbridge delays proposed Sandpiper completion

DULUTH, Minn. - Enbridge Energy Inc. on Tuesday said its proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline between western North Dakota and Superior, Wis., won’t be completed until 2017, about a year behind the company’s original estimate

Drivers to face delays at railroad crossings due to oil

WASHINGTON — Runaway oil production could slow road traffic as drivers face longer delays to cross train tracks in many congested regions, a U.S. study released on Friday predicted.

After decades of population decline, ND officials wonder what oil boom will bring

FARGO, N.D. — Not long ago, Doug Burgum, one of North Dakota’s leading businessmen, showed an audience of tech entrepreneurs a glimpse of the future: a mocked up front page of The Forum with the headline that says “ND population breaks 1M.”

BNSF: Keystone won’t harm rail business

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - An executive of the largest crude oil rail carrier in the U.S. recently said the controversial Keystone XL pipeline wouldn’t diminish its business.

Oil boom means big money for ND water projects

Oil boom means big money for ND water projects

BISMARCK – Ten years ago, North Dakota’s Resources Trust Fund wasn’t much of a resource at all for the water projects it was meant to fund.


CHS commits to ND fertilizer plant

CHS Inc. announced Sept. 5 it will proceed with plans to construct a $3 billion fertilizer plant at the Spiritwood Energy Park near Jamestown, N.D.

ONEOK proposes gas plant for Dunn County, ND

TULSA, Okla. — ONEOK plans to build a gas processing plant in northwest Dunn County, N.D.

Dickinson airport upgrades could cost up to $150M, KLJ says

Dickinson airport upgrades could cost up to $150M, KLJ says

DICKINSON, N.D. - Dickinson’s airport is too small and handles too many passengers, those who operate the facility said Thursday.


NDPC urges focus on landowner relations

DICKINSON, N.D. – As his members work toward reaching a state-set goal of flaring reduction, the head of the North Dakota Petroleum Council told companies to put a focus on landowner relations Thursday at the final day of the group’s annual meeting.

Recruiting, retaining skilled workers a challenge in ND

Recruiting, retaining skilled workers a challenge in ND

WILLISTON, N.D. -- When Scott Knudsen started working for JMAC Resources a few years ago, the company employed 60 people and had no housing department.


ND, Port of Vancouver team for rail transport

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Todd Coleman, CEO of the Port of Vancouver USA, recently agreed to a collaborative rail service program to support agriculture and energy industries.

Southwest Healthcare breaks ground on oil patch hospital

Southwest Healthcare Services and USDA Rural Development broke ground on a 60,000-square-foot hospital and clinic in Bowman, N.D., on Aug. 28.

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