Minot Daily News
Investing in N.D.
BNSF will be making record infrastructural investments in North Dakota, including in the Minot area, to improve rail transportation in the state.
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Pro-life lawmakers are a heartbeat away from ending abortion in Alabama (Opinion by J....
Abortion rights supporters are worried that Alabama could soon tie North Dakota for having the toughest abortion restrictions in the nation thanks to a group of bills moving through the state legislature.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Too Much Propane Could Be a Factor in Exploding Oil Trains
InsideClimateNews.org -- As federal regulators continue investigating why tank cars on three trains carrying North Dakota crude oil have exploded in the past eight months, energy experts say part of the problem might be that some producers are deliberately leaving too much propane in their product, making the oil riskier to transport by rail.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
STEM Strategies Summit to Focus on Factors Driving Today's Economy
In today's globally competitive, knowledge-based economy, science, technology, engineering and mathematics are considered valuable 21st century skills for anyone -- especially students entering the workforce.
Ballot Access News
Kentucky Senate Leader May Introduce a Bill to Let Candidates run...
Kentucky State Senator Damon Thayer, leader of the State Senate and a Republican, will decide by March 5 whether to introduce a bill to let candidates run simultaneously for President or Vice-President and either house of Congress.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Don't be glum, chum
In the annual Gallup poll measuring Americans' sense of well-being, also known as the happiness poll, Pennsylvania was No.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
New U.S. rail rules will not revamp old oil tank fleet
New U.S. rules to toughen classification standards for oil-train shipments will affect less than 3 percent of the tank cars now hauling crude across the country, leaving older, flawed models on the tracks, officials and industry sources say.
EPA head visits North Dakota at senator's request
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency faced tough crowds Friday during stops in North Dakota, where coal and ethanol continue to be a big part of the oil-rich state's energy mix.
The Hartford Courant
Bakken oil rail slows; regulator denies terminal closures
Oil shipments by rail from the booming Bakken oil fields in North Dakota have slowed over the past two days, data showed on Friday, but a U.S. regulator knocked down rumors that some terminals have been shut down due to new rules.
KELO-TV Sioux Falls
ND Enrollment In Insurance Marketplace Jumps
About 1,500 North Dakotans signed up for private insurance under the federal health care law in January, and the state no longer has the lowest total in the nation.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
USDOT Issues Emergency Order Impacting All Bakken Crude Oil Rail Shipments
In response to safety concerns over trains carrying crude oil extracted from Bakken shale, the federal Department of Transportation issued an Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order yesterday , affecting all those who transport crude oil by rail in the United States.
Gov. John Kitzhaber orders top-to-bottom review of Oregon oil train safety
Trains in Oregon carry the same type of flammable North Dakota oil involved in three high-profile explosions last year, including one that killed 47 people and leveled part of a Canadian town.
You might see fewer oil trains on the tracks, thanks to a new emergency order
Citing an "imminent hazard" of explosion and fire posed by trains hauling crude, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an emergency order requiring more thorough testing of oil North Dakota and Montana, as it's been found to be particularly explosive .
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Insurance Journal West
U.S. to Mandate Tests of Oil Being Transported by Train
Federal regulators issued an emergency order on Tuesday requiring oil from North Dakota being loaded onto trains to be tested and properly labeled to reflect its volatile nature after a series of explosive train derailments over the past year.
Schumer: Oil train safety plan inadequate for NY
Sen. Charles Schumer says federal regulators must amend their new emergency order for rail shipments of crude oil to phase out unsafe tanker cars and reduce train speed in populated areas.
ND oil patch postal workers offered incentives
Sen. John Hoeven says the U.S. Postal Service will grant pay increases and bonuses to recruit and retain mail carriers in western North Dakota's oil patch.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
DRIESSEN: Ita s time to move forward on Keystone XL
President Obama has promised to "slash bureaucracy and streamline the permitting process for key projects, so we can get more construction workers on the job as fast as possible."
Feds moved on tank car safety only after Quebec oil train disaster
In the two years that followed, state and local officials and the National Transportation Safety Board also urged the department to take action.
U.S. Agency Issues Emergency Order To Address Danger Of Shipping Crude Oil By Rail
The Department of Transportation on Tuesday issued an emergency order requiring shippers to test the volatility of crude oil being shipped from the Bakken oil region of North Dakota and Montana, another in a series of federal responses to explosive derailments in recent months.