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Saturday | The Miami Herald

Dozens of oil trains pass through Minnesota weekly

And they are cheaper than cigarettes, making them easier for kids to purchase. "> E-cigs often come in fruit flavors and in colorful packaging.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, North Dakota

Saturday | Breitbart.com

Obama Proposes Lower Safety Standards to Haul Oil by Trains Than by Ships

The Obama Administration tried to make a big deal this week out of their proposed safety regulations to make the infamous " exploding oil trains " hauling crude oil across the U.S. less dangerous.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, North Dakota

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Beaverton Valley Times

Kitzhaber orders oil train safety measures

Governor Kitzhaber called Friday for more state rail inspectors and other safety measures for crude oil shipped by rail in Oregon.

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Related Topix: US Governors, John Kitzhaber, Oregon, North Dakota

HR Magazine

DOT Updates National Hazardous Routes Registry

Transportation industry employers will want to review the new registry and determine what impact the changes may have for their logistics operations.

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Related Topix: Connecticut, Connecticut Government, Nevada Government, Missouri Government, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey Government, New Jersey, North Dakota

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KIMT

DOT proposes new safety rules for oil trains

KIMT News 3 - Every day nine trains leave western North Dakota filled with oil. Most head east through Minnesota in order to reach the east coast.

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Related Topix: North Dakota

WMBF

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than... A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, North Dakota, Indiana, Indiana Government, Ohio, Ohio Government

Wed Jul 23, 2014

jdsupra.com

State and Local Communities Respond to Crude-by-Rail Safety Issue

July 6 marked the one year anniversary of the crude oil derailment in Lac Megantic Quebec , which significantly heightened throughout North America the awareness about safety issues surrounding crude by rail.

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Related Topix: Canada, California, California Government, North Dakota, Jack Dalrymple, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel

The Motley Fool

Stricter Rail Rules Mean More Profits for These MLPs

According to the Association of American Railroads, the number of railcars shipping petroleum products has surged to more than 15,000 carloads a week as of this month, more than double the 7,000-carload average through 2010.

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Related Topix: North Dakota, Texas, Train Disaster, Canada

Wed Jul 16, 2014

UPI

Drug crime soaring in North Dakota

More federal drug enforcement agents are needed in western North Dakota, the heart of the state's oil boom, Sen. John Hoeven said.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, North Dakota, US Governors, John Hoeven, Drug Enforcement Administration, Jack Dalrymple

Instapundit

GOOD: North Dakotan Shale Boom To Surge This Summer. You just...

You just can't keep a good boom down. Oil production from North Dakota's Bakken formation has quintupled over the past five years as drillers employ the dual technologies of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal well drilling to tap previously inaccessible hydrocarbons trapped in shale.

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Related Topix: North Dakota

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Minot Daily News

Larry Erickson

Larry Erickson was hewn from North Dakota soil, a natural who spent all of his life on the South Prairie farm he loved and his parents established.

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Related Topix: North Dakota, Agriculture, Science, Minot, ND, Minot State University, US News

OregonLive.com

Oregon, Washington road deaths plummeting faster than most states

Despite growing populations and having more drivers on the road, Oregon and Washington have seen some of the nation's largest declines in traffic deaths in the past decade, according to a new study.

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Related Topix: Oregon, North Dakota

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

VA awards ND grant to improve health care access

Hoeven says the grant will fund transportation services for veterans to travel to VA medical centers and other facilities providing VA care.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, US Governors, John Hoeven, Life, Veteran Affairs, North Dakota

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio keeps oil hauls by rail a secret

Federal regulators have warned that oil extracted from the Bakken shale formation in North Dakota might be more flammable than traditional heavy crude.

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Related Topix: Ohio, North Dakota, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Wed Jul 09, 2014

TwinCities

Once again, North Dakota consumes the most beer, report says

Andrea Williams, general manager of the Wurst Bier Hall in downtown Fargo, N.D., pours a wheat beer into a glass Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: Beer, Drink, North Dakota, Fargo, ND, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mon Jul 07, 2014

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Oil train issues left up to local Wyoming agencies

Amid widespread concern over crude oil shipments by rail, the task of addressing safety issues in Wyoming has been mostly left up to local governments.

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Related Topix: Wyoming Government, Wyoming, North Dakota

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Town Talk

Survey: North Dakotans drink most beer

In recent years, Americans have increasingly moved away from beer consumption in favor of wines and spirits.

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Related Topix: North Dakota

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Hoeven pushing to keep Minot mail center open

One of North Dakota's two U.S. senators is urging the United States Postal Service to keep a mail processing facility open in Minot to help handle population increases in recent years.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, North Dakota, US Governors, John Hoeven

The Winnipeg Free Press

N. Dakota becomes major oil player

North Dakota has joined the ranks of the few places in the world that produce more than a million barrels of oil per day, due in large part to the rich Bakken shale formation in the western part of the state.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, North Dakota, US Governors, John Hoeven, Montana

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Benicia: Valero defends crude-by-rail plans

As politicians call for more crude-by-rail safety measures, Valero recently defended its plans to bring in up to two 50-car trains per day of Bakken crude from North Dakota to its refinery here.

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