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Calif. getting more Bakken crude by barge than rail

SAN FRANCISCO - Shipments of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota to California by barge have quietly overtaken those by train for the first time, showing how the state's isolated refiners are using any means necessary to tap into the nation's shale oil boom.

Railroads show on-time improvement

FARGO, N.D. — The region’s two Class I railroads — BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway — are reporting improved status on late cars, and CP has proposed a major merger to bypass an infamous Chicago bottleneck blamed for last winter’s delays.

Truck spills 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel along roadway in western ND

ALEXANDER, N.D. -- A part that became dislodged from a fuel truck cut open one of the truck’s tanks, spilling about 3,000 gallons of fuel along a western North Dakota roadway.

Red River Valley sees truck driver crunch

Red River Valley sees truck driver crunch

FARGO, N.D. — The annual crunch for trucks in the northern Red River Valley has intensified in the past several weeks.


Enbridge donates 19 trucks to emergency response in ND's oil patch

MINOT, N.D. — A pipeline company has donated a fleet of pickups to several North Dakota emergency response organizations.

ND Aeronautics Commission starts economic impact study

DICKINSON, N.D. - The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission is researching how 89 airports, including the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport, impact the state’s economy.

Railroad takes ND town to court over ordinance targeting trains blocking roads, sidewalks

ENDERLIN, N.D. – This city of 886 in southeast North Dakota people picked a fight with a multibillion-dollar railroad company when it passed an ordinance this month banning trains from blocking roadways and sidewalks for more than 10 minutes.

Jamestown airport boardings up in September

Jamestown Regional Airport reported its fourth-highest monthly boardings in recent years in September, according to Jim Boyd, chairman of the Jamestown Airport Authority.

Fargo YMCA plans remodel and other biz news

FARGO – The YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties is planning a major construction and remodel project of the pools at its downtown Fercho location.

Gas prices hit $2.99 at some Fargo-Moorhead stations

FARGO, N.D. - Gas prices have dipped just under $3 a gallon at some stations in Fargo-Moorhead.

Worthington discusses plan to redevelop Oxford St.

WORTHINGTON, Minn. — A motion to hire Cuningham Group, a consulting firm out of Minneapolis, for a contract not to exceed $80,000 to create a plan to redevelop Oxford Street was passed during Monday night’s Worthington city council meeting.

Minn. leaders seek federal help to ease rail delays

DULUTH, Minn. - Minnesota's leaders want federal help to ease railroad delays.

Senators, elevators hail US STB rail ruling

FARGO, N.D. — Grain elevator and agriculture groups are cautiously optimistic that a more extensive reporting system for railroads, ordered Oct. 8 by the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, will at least allow agricultural shippers to see whether they’re getting the same kind of service as oil, coal and other industries.

Green groups sue over Calif. crude-by-rail expansion

SAN FRANCISCO — California environmentalists on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the Kern County Board of Supervisors for its approval last month of a major oil-by-rail project in the state, saying the county failed to disclose the risks of the project to the public.

Farmers stock up on propane

Farmers stock up on propane

FARGO, N.D. — It’s likely propane supplies won’t run out for farmers on the Northern Plains this year, officials say, because of increased rail-fed propane capacity and more retail and customer storage.

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