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After Memorial Day, road construction to pick up around Detroit Lakes

After Memorial Day, road construction to pick up around Detroit Lakes

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Drivers in the Detroit Lakes area can expect a brief reprieve this weekend from some of the area's recent construction-induced traffic delays along Highway 10, but Minnesota state transportation officials say enjoy it while you can.

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Fewer Fargo airport passengers suggests slowdown in region's growth

Fewer Fargo airport passengers suggests slowdown in region's growth

FARGO – After a long period of record increases, the number of people passing through the airport here has dipped, indicating that the pace of the region's economic growth may be moderating.

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Decline in airline boardings could affect revenue, services in Dickinson, officials say

Decline in airline boardings could affect revenue, services in Dickinson, officials say

Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport has recorded a decline in boarding tickets, which could affect revenue and services if it continues, officials said.

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Park Rapids airport runway project earns state awards

PARK RAPIDS-The City of Park Rapids was recognized with two awards recently by state organizations for work associated with the municipal airport.

Free bike share program to launch Friday in Willmar

Free bike share program to launch Friday in Willmar

WILLMAR — Bright yellow stands are being set up today at 21 sites near public buildings and businesses.

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PSC approves new pipelines for Meadowlark

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved two separate pipeline projects from Meadowlark Midstream after the company involved in a large saltwater spill offered assurances about improvements to leak detection.

Oil companies challenge new oil train safety rules

The oil industry is challenging new federal oil train safety rules.

Grand Forks Amtrak to lose its staffing and baggage checking services

GRAND FORKS-The Amtrak station in Grand Forks will lose its staffing and baggage checking services, effective June 1.

Boardings down at North Dakota airports

BISMARCK—The number of airplane travelers appears to have leveled off for North Dakota from last year, though most airports saw some decrease.

Fargo-Moorhead leaders to vote this month on cross-city shuttle bus

MOORHEAD—City leaders from Fargo and Moorhead are set to vote this month on an agreement to run a shuttle bus between the two cities' downtowns.

Wheel fragments ‘of great interest’ in derailment investigation

Wheel fragments ‘of great interest’ in derailment investigation

HEIMDAL, N.D. – Wheel fragments found at the scene of a fiery oil train derailment here are “of great interest” to federal officials investigating the cause of the wreck, the lead investigator said Thursday as BNSF Railways prepared to reopen the track Friday.

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Hess says oil on derailed Heimdal train met new state rules

TIOGA, N.D. -- Hess Corp., the company that owns the railcars that caught fire in Wednesday’s derailment near Heimdal, N.D., said the oil on the train met North Dakota’s new oil conditioning rules.

After fiery train derailment, Heimdal residents return home as cleanup begins

 After fiery train derailment, Heimdal residents return home as cleanup begins

HEIMDAL, N.D. – Curt Benson was in the middle of his morning shave when an explosion sent vibrations through his house on Main Street here Wednesday.

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ND derailment focuses attention on lack of Minnesota rail deal

ND derailment focuses attention on lack of Minnesota rail deal

ST. PAUL—A North Dakota oil train derailment reinforces the fact that Minnesota legislators have a week and a half left in their 2015 session but have not settled on what they would do to improve rail safety.

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Crews better-trained, but oil train fires overwhelm

Crews better-trained, but oil train fires overwhelm

FARGO—Local fire chiefs say their crews are better-prepared for a fiery train derailment since the 2013 accident near Casselton, N.D.,—but also said oil train fires are too intense to fight.

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