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Producers say Keystone pipeline not a cure-all for rail delays

Producers say Keystone pipeline not a cure-all for rail delays

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota farmers are nearing the end of a record corn harvest this week, but they have serious concerns about grain prices, storage options and rail congestion heading into spring. And they’re looking for more options than the Keystone XL pipeline to help.

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BNSF, communities at cross arms over train blockages

BNSF, communities at cross arms over train blockages

NEW SALEM — The mayor of New Salem has had her fill of kids crawling under railroad cars and people driving around crossings when the arms are down with no train in sight.

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2 trains involved in derailment near Casselton

2 trains involved in derailment near Casselton

CASSELTON, N.D. — For the second time in under a year, two BNSF Railway trains have derailed just west of Casselton.

November 14, 2014 9:41 am Photos

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Container shippers fear shutdown; BNSF denies reports of terminal closures

FARGO, N.D. — Regional exporters that deal in value-added ag product shipments say their container shipments have been disrupted by rail restrictions in St. Paul and Chicago container-loading yards.

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BNSF finishes $400 million in upgrades in N.D.

BNSF finishes $400 million in upgrades in N.D.

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — The last of 55 miles of new double railroad track was placed into service in northwestern North Dakota this week by BNSF Railway, as the company works to ease the backlog of rail shipments that have plagued the state and region.

November 09, 2014 11:27 am Photos

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Devils Lake, BNSF reach deal on train speeds

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — Train speeds were to begin increasing through Devils Lake on Wednesday under a deal between the city and BNSF Railway that also calls for safety upgrades.

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Jury awards $4.3M in train crash lawsuit

Jury awards $4.3M in train crash lawsuit

GREAT FALLS — A Cascade County jury has awarded $4.3 million in damages to a BNSF Railway employee who was injured in a July 2011 train collision caused by a switching error.

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Guest opinion: BNSF works with local officials for public safety

At BNSF Railway, we take public safety seriously and understand that communities want to know what materials may be moving through their towns in order to ensure that adequate precautions can be taken. That’s why BNSF has long provided detailed information about all hazardous material shipme…

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Gazette opinion: Federal, state officials perform a miracle

Gazette opinion: Federal, state officials perform a miracle

Federal and state transportation officials have performed a miracle before our own eyes.

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Logjam of Montana grain shipments improves

Logjam of Montana grain shipments improves

After months of delays, the logjam of Montana grain waiting to ship by train to Pacific ports is beginning to break.

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U.S. regulators tell railroads to report on backlog

U.S. regulators tell railroads to report on backlog

OMAHA, Neb. — The backlog of grain shipments across the Plains has been reduced this spring, but U.S. regulators are requiring BNSF and Canadian Pacific railroads to provide weekly updates on their efforts to catch up before harvest.

June 23, 2014 2:53 pm
Washington residents rail against Bakken oil shipments

Washington residents rail against Bakken oil shipments

SPOKANE, Wash. — Numerous speakers told a state Senate committee Tuesday that they oppose the rapid increase in rail cars carrying crude oil from the Bakken fields of North Dakota and Montana through the state.

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Wheat trains rolling after winter delays

Wheat trains rolling after winter delays

Montana wheat shipments to Pacific Northwest ports continue to improve after a cold, sluggish winter for BNSF trains.

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BNSF Railway exceeds fertilizer delivering goal

BISMARCK, N.D. — U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer says BNSF Railway has exceeded its commitment to send additional trains hauling fertilizer to the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana.

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BNSF hauling 240 pickup trucks daily to N.D., Minnesota

BISMARCK, N.D. — The head of the biggest railroad serving the Upper Great Plains says hauling pickup trucks by rail has really picked up.

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BNSF says it has exceeded fertilizer shipping commitment

BISMARCK, N.D. — BNSF Railway Co. says it has exceeded its commitment to additional trains hauling fertilizer in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana.

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BNSF: Future of crude by rail depends on safety

BNSF: Future of crude by rail depends on safety

BISMARCK, N.D. — The future of crude oil shipments by train depends on proving to the public that it can be done safely, the head of BNSF Railway Co. said Wednesday.

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OSHA orders BNSF to reinstate 2 workers, back pay

HELENA — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered BNSF Railway to reinstate workers in Montana and Wyoming, with back pay, after an agency investigation determined the employees were illegally fired after reporting they suffered a back injury at work.

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Greg Bruhn

Greg Bruhn

Greg Bruhn

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Road closed

Road closed

These signs are not uncommon between Minot and Williston, where the BNSF Railway is adding a second main track, one of the largest expansions in the company’s ownership.

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