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As rail jam persists, power plants rush to roads, rivers

U.S. coal-burning power utilities are being forced to turn to barges and more expensive trucks to move coal, desperate to shore up stockpiles left dangerously low by the widespread bottlenecks on rail networks.

As rail jam persists, power plants rush to roads, rivers

U.S. coal-burning power utilities are being forced to turn to barges and more expensive trucks to move coal, desperate to shore up stockpiles left dangerously low by the widespread bottlenecks on rail networks.

‘Stealth’ Bakken pipeline project faces fight in Iowa

BISMARCK – A major oil pipeline that would cross the Missouri River twice in North Dakota as it carries crude from the Bakken oilfields to Illinois faces a fight from activists in Iowa but so far has largely flown under the radar here.

With poor rail flow, SD farmers and elevators pile, bag grain

With poor rail flow, SD farmers and elevators pile, bag grain

DRAPER, S.D. — Scott Dowling is one of many farmers piling wheat on the ground and stuffing it into bags.

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Leaders criticize Canadian Pacific: Heitkamp, Cramer raise concerns over ND rail shipment delays

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation criticized Canadian Pacific Railway on Thursday for its new system of ordering train cars for agricultural shipments.

ND ag shippers to have more rail options

FARGO – Under a new deal signed Wednesday, North Dakota’s agricultural producers will have more options for rail shipping – a growing concern in a state where heavy oil traffic on rails has caused delays for other freight shipments.

ND, Port of Vancouver sign transportation pact

FARGO – The state of North Dakota and one of the nation’s leading ports are teaming up to increase the shipment of North Dakota agricultural commodities to the West Coast, while bringing more supplies and industrial products into the state.

First GF roundabout cause of confusion for some

First GF roundabout cause of confusion for some

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Some Grand Forks residents are running in circles — literally — because of the city’s first roundabout, which opened to traffic recently at 24th Avenue South and South 34th Street.

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Does ND crude need to be stabilized?

Does ND crude need to be stabilized?

DICKINSON, N.D. - What can be done to keep trains from becoming "Bakken bombs?"

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As more truck drivers retire, a shortage looms

As more truck drivers retire, a shortage looms

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - As Thomas Bartley jostled the gear shift inside the cabin of the tractor-trailer, Davis Hamilton advised him to use a little more finesse.

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Devils Lake airport rebounds

Air passenger traffic is taking off in Devils Lake, N.D., since SkyWest Airlines started providing daily round-trip flights to Denver this summer.

‘Honor the Earth’ movement continues pipeline demonstrations

BRAINERD, Minn. — Environmental activists on horseback passed through the Brainerd lakes area this week with the mission to raise awareness of what they say are the dangers associated with Enbridge’s proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline.

Enbridge sees pipeline as fuel for energy independence, economic growth

DICKINSON, N.D. - Enbridge, the company behind the controversial Sandpiper pipeline that would move oil across northern Minnesota, says the project will bring construction jobs and property tax dollars to the state and be part of the goal of achieving energy independence.

Fedorchak touts ND PSC proposal to fund state rail safety program

Fedorchak touts ND PSC proposal to fund state rail safety program

FARGO, N.D. – Julie Fedorchak, a member of the North Dakota Public Service Commission, appeared here Thursday to promote the commission’s proposal to add a rail safety program to supplement federal inspections.

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Dalrymple, local leaders tout Dickinson interim bypass

DICKINSON, N.D. - It’s been open to the public for a while now, but the interim bypass connecting Highway 22 and Interstate 94 received its official induction ceremony Wednesday at a ribbon-cutting attended by Gov. Jack Dalrymple and other city and state officials.

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