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FAA approves Powder River Training Complex expansion

FAA approves Powder River Training Complex expansion

Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday approved the expansion of a military bombing training area, the final step for the project that spans across the Northern Plains.

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Dayton backs $10 minimum wage at international airport

ST. PAUL - Just a year after hiking Minnesota’s statewide minimum wage from one of the nation’s lowest to one of the highest, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is pushing for another hike.

Public transit owners ask Dickinson for stricter regulations

During an informal meeting with the Dickinson city administrator, three taxi owners and one shuttle bus driver asked for stricter regulations to be put on their companies.

Amazon blasts FAA for slowness on drone regulation

WASHINGTON - E-commerce power Amazon.com blasted federal regulators on Tuesday for being slow to approve commercial drone testing, saying the United States is falling behind other countries in the potentially lucrative area of unmanned aviation technology.

ND House refuses to reconsider bill for rail safety study

ND House refuses to reconsider bill for rail safety study

BISMARCK – House Republicans on Tuesday denied a request to reconsider a failed bill that would have required the North Dakota Department of Transportation to report on rail safety issues to a legislative committee.

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Minn. GOP pushes $7B transportation plan without gas tax increase

Minn. GOP pushes $7B transportation plan without gas tax increase

ST. PAUL - Legislative Republicans say they can fund all 607 Minnesota road and bridge projects Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton proposes, but without tax increases.

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Study to examine rail traffic effects in Grand Forks

Local planners want to examine how any increased rail traffic associated with a planned fertilizer plant and other industries will affect vehicle traffic in Grand Forks.

Larry Diffley to be inducted into Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

Larry Diffley to be inducted into Minnesota Aviation Hall of Fame

BEMIDJI -- Larry Diffley was all about reaching for new heights.

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Jamestown Airport sets boarding record

Jamestown Regional Airport has a new record for passenger boardings in a month.

Heitkamp announces federal worker pay hikes in western ND

Heitkamp announces federal worker pay hikes in western ND

MINOT, N.D. - U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced Thursday that the federal government has approved a 34 percent pay increase for 160 civilian federal employees at Minot Air Force Base and across western North Dakota.

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Energy industry leader says railroads must answer for oil train mishaps

WASHINGTON -- The rail industry is chiefly responsible for preventing oil train accidents and U.S. regulators must do more to keep trains on the tracks, a leading voice for the energy industry said on Monday.

Franken calls for oil safety study

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Al Franken wants a study about the safety of carrying western North Dakota crude oil through Minnesota.

Dayton touts transportation proposal during Moorhead stop

Dayton touts transportation proposal during Moorhead stop

MOORHEAD - Gov. Mark Dayton said his transportation improvement plan includes an underpass at Main Avenue and 21st Street to separate rail and street traffic as well as almost $660 million in annual funding for the city and county.

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Regulator: Oil industry must join railroads to boost safety

Regulator: Oil industry must join railroads to boost safety

WASHINGTON - Rail operators are going to great lengths to prevent oil train derailments but the energy sector must do more to prevent accidents from becoming fiery disasters, the leading U.S. rail regulator said on Friday.

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Dickinson airport discusses master plan

In the midst of devising a master plan, Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport commissioners met on Thursday to discuss professional revisions that were made to the document.

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