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Amtrak Empire Builder to resume normal operations in N.D.

Amtrak Empire Builder to resume normal operations in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — Amtrak is expected to resume normal operations through Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby in North Dakota this week.

February 28, 2014 7:45 pmLoading…
In North Dakota, derailment strengthens pipeline push

In North Dakota, derailment strengthens pipeline push

WASHINGTON — The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota's senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines.

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Montana, North Dakota battle over FBI agents

Montana, North Dakota battle over FBI agents

A Bakken-state fracas has erupted over whether FBI agents stationed in Montana should be moved to North Dakota.

January 16, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
N.D. senators meet with feds on safety of oil trains

N.D. senators meet with feds on safety of oil trains

Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation said Thursday they believe federal officials are moving quickly to address issues surrounding a tanker derailment and fiery explosion outside of Casselton, N.D.

January 09, 2014 7:18 pm Related Loading…
911 tapes show initial confusion over train cargo in fiery derailment

911 tapes show initial confusion over train cargo in fiery derailment

FARGO, N.D. — The 911 dispatch recordings from the fiery Dec. 30 train derailment west of Casselton show initial confusion about whether the burning cargo on board was crude oil or ethanol.

January 09, 2014 1:08 pmLoading…

Guest opinion: Hoeven should vote with Baucus to protect ranchers

In an unprecedented display of political polarization and congressional gridlock, Congress was unable to pass a 2012 Farm Bill, which later became known as the 2013 Farm Bill, and now will be dubbed the 2014 Farm Bill.

January 03, 2014 10:53 amLoading…
North Dakota among states picked for drone research site

North Dakota among states picked for drone research site

The Federal Aviation Administration announced six states on Monday that will develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies.

December 30, 2013 12:15 pmLoading…

North Dakota senators ask FBI for agents in Williston

BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican Sen. John Hoeven and Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp have asked the FBI to place agents in Williston, N.D, to help address increased crime in western North Dakota.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: Immigration: Time for lawmakers to choose sides

WASHINGTON — The future of immigration reform is, for now at least, not up to House Speaker John Boehner. It is in the hands of a group of moderately conservative Republican senators who have to decide whether their desire to solve a decades-old problem outweighs their fears of retaliation f…

June 21, 2013 12:05 amLoading…

USGS: Bakken, Three Forks contain 7.4 billion barrels of oil, twice previous estmate

New government data show that 7.4 billion barrels of oil could be recovered from two massive shale formations spanning parts of the Dakotas and Montana, nearly double the amount previously estimated for the region.

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U.S. Senate OKs measure blocking fees for Missouri River water

U.S. Senate OKs measure blocking fees for Missouri River water

BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. Senate passed an amendment Wednesday blocking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from charging fees to access water in upper Missouri River reservoirs.

May 15, 2013 6:16 pmLoading…

Western lawmakers push to restore mineral funds

CHEYENNE — A bipartisan group of western lawmakers is pushing legislation in Washington to restore cuts of $110 million in federal mineral royalty payments to 35 states.

May 14, 2013 7:20 pmLoading…
U.S. Geological Survey: 7.4B barrels of oil possible in North Dakota, Montana

U.S. Geological Survey: 7.4B barrels of oil possible in North Dakota, Montana

BISMARCK, N.D. — Government data released Tuesday show that 7.4 billion barrels of oil could be recovered from two massive shale formations spanning parts of the Dakotas and Montana, nearly double the amount previously estimated for the region.

April 30, 2013 6:10 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: The best way to get Bakken oil to market

Gazette opinion: The best way to get Bakken oil to market

As soon as Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman gave his support to a reroute of the Keystone XL oil pipeline through his state, the chorus of pipeline supporters resounded from Helena to Washington, D.C.

January 29, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
53 senators urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline

53 senators urge approval of Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — More than half the Senate on Wednesday urged quick approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ramping up pressure on President Barack Obama to move ahead with the project just days after he promised in his inaugural address to respond vigorously to the threat of climate change.

January 23, 2013 4:40 pm Photos

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North Dakota soldier laid to rest

North Dakota soldier laid to rest

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota Army National Guardsman killed in Afghanistan told his mother when he was 7 years old that he wanted to be a soldier and serve his country.

December 13, 2012 6:34 pm Photos

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New oil workers key bloc in North Dakota Senate race

New oil workers key bloc in North Dakota Senate race

MANNING, N.D. - Shirley Meyer grew up on a ranch north of Dickinson, N.D., and has represented her rural district in the state House for a decade. But when she knocks on doors in her re-election campaign, she sometimes feels like a stranger in her own home.

November 04, 2012 5:32 pmLoading…
Ranchers balk at sheep prices, suspect fleecing

Ranchers balk at sheep prices, suspect fleecing

When sheep ranchers suspect they’re getting fleeced, things get ugly.

October 29, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Baucus rolls out new farm programs

Baucus rolls out new farm programs

A bedrock farm subsidy program appeared dead as a new Senate farm bill proposal relying on crop insurance programs and disaster assistance was rolled out Thursday.

March 29, 2012 7:35 pmLoading…
Williston Basin oil study due next year

Williston Basin oil study due next year

BISMARCK, N.D.  — Sen. John Hoeven says a re-evaluation of the amount of recoverable oil in the Williston Basin is slated to be completed late next year by the U.S. Geological Survey.

March 26, 2012 7:23 amLoading…

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