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Rail service issues force American Crystal Sugar to slow production
HILLSBORO, N.D. - American Crystal Sugar Co. says it is slowing down sugar production at three of its five factories immediately because of slow rail service. Some agricultural industry officials feel they're losing out to oil traffic.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

Crowded tracks put westbound Amtrak on hold
Westbound Amtrak train service on the Empire Builder is being switched to buses until Sunday for passengers in Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby, N.D.
Wednesday, January, 29, 2014 - Grand Forks Herald - News

Grand Forks responders say precautions in place for major derailment
When the fiery, explosive train derailment near Casselton, N.D., hit national news last month, it left a question in many Grand Forks residents’ minds:
Saturday, January, 25, 2014 - Grand Forks Herald - News

After Casselton, NTSB calls for audits and safer routes for crude trains
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of the fiery Casselton, N.D., train crash last month, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging federal regulators to step up safety measures for crude-by-rail shipments.
Thursday, January, 23, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

North Dakota surges in millionaire rankings
North Dakota has made impressive gains in climbing up the ladder of millionaires per capita. A new report shows North Dakota jumped 14 slots – the biggest rise of any state – in the rankings for 2013 by Phoenix Marketing International.
Thursday, January, 23, 2014 - Grand Forks Herald - News

North Dakota has fastest growing rate of millionaires in the country
With the Western North Dakota energy boom in full swing, the state now has the fastest growing rate of millionaires in the country.
Saturday, January, 18, 2014 - WDAZ - News

Newly developed State conservation group looks to distribute funds
An advisory board for a new North Dakota conservation fund is recommending the state spend nearly $6 million for 18 projects.
Friday, January, 17, 2014 - WDAZ - News

No injuries as 13 cargo train cars derail in ND
TIOGA, N.D. (AP) - Thirteen cars from an eastbound train carrying mostly empty truck containers and trailers derailed about 35 miles east of Williston on Thursday morning.
Thursday, January, 16, 2014 - Associated Press - News

Hoeven says DOT timetable on rail tankers too long
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John Hoeven says the Department of Transportation needs to speed up its timeline for finalizing new rules on the construction of rail tanker cars.
Wednesday, January, 15, 2014 - Associated Press - News

Prosecutor placed in western North Dakota to help fight drug-related crimes
A special prosecutor will be placed in western North Dakota to help fight drug-related crimes in our state's oil patch. The news is the latest step taken by U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp's Administration to combat drug abuse and crime in western North Dakota.
Wednesday, January, 15, 2014 - WDAZ - News

North Dakota oil production up 3 percent
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota produced 973,045 barrels of oil per day in November, a nearly 3 percent increase and another all-time high, the Department of Mineral Resources said today.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

Democrats say oil regulation, promotion duties should be split
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s Democratic legislative leadership is calling for the state to separate the oil regulation and promotion responsibilities of the director of the Department of Mineral Resources.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

Report puts train crash damage estimate at $6.1 million
Nearly all of the tank cars involved in a fiery train crash near here last month punctured in the wreck, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil and causing $6.1 million in damage, according to a preliminary report released Monday by federal investigators.
Tuesday, January, 14, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

Report puts train crash damage estimate at $6.1 million
CASSELTON, N.D. – Nearly all of the tank cars involved in a fiery train crash near here last month punctured in the wreck, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil and causing $6.1 million in damage, according to a preliminary report released Monday by federal investigators.
Monday, January, 13, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

911 calls indicate crew member didn’t realize Casselton train was carrying crude oil
FARGO – Emergency 911 calls indicate at least one member of the crew involved in the Dec. 30 train derailment and explosion west of Casselton thought the train was carrying ethanol instead of highly combustible Bakken crude oil.
Thursday, January, 09, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

Hoeven and Heitkamp push to improve railway safety after Casselton derailment
Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp are making a push to improve railway safety. Both will meet with the Department of Transportation and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Thursday.
Thursday, January, 09, 2014 - WDAZ - News

911 calls from Casselton derailment show crew member first reported his train carried ethanol
CASSELTON, N.D. – After two trains collided on Dec. 30 and sent flames and thick black smoke into the sky here last week, a member of the BNSF train crew initially told dispatchers his train was hauling ethanol – not crude oil.
Thursday, January, 09, 2014 - INFORUM - News

Train carrying crude oil derails, catches fire in Canadian province
A train carrying propane and crude oil has derailed in northwest New Brunswick, Canada, causing a fire and the evacuation of local residents but there were no reports of injuries, according to local officials and the railroad.
Wednesday, January, 08, 2014 - Reuters - News

Frigid weather threatens oil output from Texas to N.D.
The severe cold weather sweeping across the mid-United States is threatening to curtail booming oil production as it disrupts traffic, strands wells and interrupts drilling and fracking operations.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Reuters - News

Some Fargo-area officials say more training needed on train derailments
In early November, Fargo city officials faced a sobering but hypothetical emergency response drill: What would happen if an oil train derailed in the heart of Fargo?
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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