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GFK plans to use passenger charge for equipment purchases, building construction

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Airline passengers may soon be helping the Grand Forks International Airport fund some improvements and equipment purchases.

BNSF to move forward with doubling train speeds in Devils Lake

BNSF to move forward with doubling train speeds in Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Ed Fischer isn’t surprised that Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway balked Monday at postponing Friday’s scheduled doubling of speeds — from 30 to 60 mph — of some freight trains traveling through town to consider local safety concerns.

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Biofuel groups: Ethanol needs separate treatment in rail rules

WASHINGTON — The U.S. ethanol industry pushed back on Wednesday against what they called a “one size fits all” approach to proposed federal rules for shipping fuel by rail, saying regulators must distinguish between the often corn-based biofuel and crude oil.

Group canoes to protest against Enbridge pipeline

Group canoes to protest against Enbridge pipeline

BEMIDJI, Minn. — An environmental group took to the water Friday to protest a proposed oil pipeline in northern Minnesota.

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Railcar maker: 2-year timeline to retire older railcars is aggressive, but doable

Railcar maker: 2-year timeline to retire older railcars is aggressive, but doable

HOUSTON — A top U.S. railcar maker, The Greenbrier Companies Inc., said on Wednesday a two-year timeline to retire older railcars that carry dangerous flammable liquids, including North Dakota Bakken crude, is “aggressive” but can be done.

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Upgrades for Grand Forks’ S. Columbia Road

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The city of Grand Forks is planning to upgrade a section of South Columbia Road that city staff doesn’t have enough capacity to serve the growing south end.

Sorlie Bridge, Demers Ave. to see construction in 2017

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Part of DeMers Avenue could be reconstructed in 2017, along with possibly raising the Sorlie Bridge, according to a report being presented to Grand Forks City Council members Tuesday.

Canadian Pacific Railway under pressure for 2013 delays

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – With pressure already on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway to put a stop to delays of grain shipments in North Dakota, attention now shifts to Canadian Pacific Railway.

Group to protest Sandpiper oil pipeline Friday in Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Environmentalist group Honor the Earth will hold a canoe rally Friday in Bemidji against the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline.

Stanley Consultants selected for NDDOT signage project

Global consulting engineering firm Stanley Consultants has been selected by the North Dakota Department of Transportation to assess the condition of all regulatory and warning signs in the Bismarck District that are older than 10 years to determine if replacement is necessary.

United adds Williston-Houston flight

United adds Williston-Houston flight

United Airlines will begin offering United Express service from Williston, N.D., to Houston beginning Aug.

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ENERGY: Pushing for more pipe

ENERGY: Pushing for more pipe

Pipeline projects pile up as Bakken crude, gas production increases

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BNSF proposes 60 mph trains through Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. - Some trains traveling through the city of Devils Lake could double their speed — from 30 to as high as 60 mph — beginning next month.

Feds seek tougher oil-train regs

Feds seek tougher oil-train regs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The federal government on Wednesday proposed stricter rules for trains hauling crude oil after several derailments led to spills and explosions, including one near Casselton, N.D.

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U.S. proposes new rules for moving crude oil by rail

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed an overhaul of safety standards for transporting crude oil and ethanol by rail, after a number of explosive accidents over the past year.

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