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Minn. power company tells federal commission about rail delivery concerns

WASHINGTON – A Minnesota power company official told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday that they had substantial railroad coal delivery problems this past year, and although stockpiles have recovered as of this month, they still have concerns.

Minn. PUC decision sparks protest at governor’s office

Minn. PUC decision sparks protest at governor’s office

ST. PAUL -- Environmental activists are calling on Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to come to their aid once again, asking the governor to reach out to Washington and advocate for more strict adherence to federal oil pipeline regulations.

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P3 project to provide $56M for SD railway system

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Tuesday that a total of $56 million in public and private funds will be invested in four rail projects across the state that should provide farmers better access to the marketplace.

First job for new Republican Senate is Keystone XL

First job for new Republican Senate is Keystone XL

WASHINGTON -- The new Republican-controlled U.S. Senate's first act in January will be approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

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More pheasant hunters, fewer planes at airport

More pheasant hunters, fewer planes at airport

MITCHELL, S.D. - There have been more hunters but fewer planes landing at the Mitchell Municipal Airport for pheasant hunting season so far this year, according to Mike Scherschligt, the airport's manager.

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Groups file lawsuit for broader review of Sandpiper project

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two Minnesota environmental groups filed suit in state district court Friday, asking for a broader environmental review for the proposed Enbridge Energy Sandpiper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

Aviators, airport managers oppose new Air Force training space

Aviators, airport managers oppose new Air Force training space

BAKER, Mont. — Russell Burdick had been interested in aeronautics for years, but it wasn’t until he was in his 70s, after his wife had passed away, that he learned to pilot a plane.

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Documents cast doubt on BNSF reasons for shipping delays

WORTHINGTON, Minn. – When months of rail traffic delays cost farmers, coal companies, utilities, grain businesses and others hundreds of millions of dollars, Burlington Northern Santa Fe and other carriers blamed the delays on unexpected heavy shipping demand and bad weather.

US, Canada transport chiefs to meet on oil train safety

WASHINGTON — Top transportation officials from Canada and the U.S. are due to meet next week to hash out differences about safety regulations for trains that carry oil, sources said Thursday.

Sanford AirMed ready to take off in Dickinson

Sanford AirMed ready to take off in Dickinson

DICKINSON, N.D. - Josh Zellers has been piloting airplanes out of Dickinson for eight of the past nine years.

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ND state chamber sets legislative priorities

MOORHEAD, Minn. – More tax relief for businesses, strengthening the state’s workforce and flood protection are among likely legislative priorities for the Greater North Dakota Chamber.

MNDOT holds meeting in Willmar to discuss rail system

MNDOT holds meeting in Willmar to discuss rail system

WILLMAR, Minn. - Constraints on the rail system and support for a proposed railroad bypass in Willmar were raised Monday as the Minnesota Department of Transportation hosted an open house-style meeting on a 2015 state rail plan now in the works

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ND regulators order oil industry to further separate volatile gases from crude

BISMARCK — North Dakota regulators foisted a new set of standards on the oil industry Tuesday aimed at further separating volatile gases from Bakken crude oil to make it safer for rail transport in the wake of several explosive train derailments.

ND Industrial Commision adopts conditioning standards for Bakken crude

BISMARCK - The North Dakota Industrial Commission today adopted new conditioning standards to improve the safety of Bakken crude oil for transport.

Western ND town's new streets would cost $8.1M

MANNING, N.D. — The Dunn County seat in the oil-booming Bakken still has dirt streets, and its unofficial mayor says it’s time to change that.

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