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Driver goes wrong way on I-94, hits construction sign

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — A driver who made it all the way to a construction zone on the interstate near Casselton after getting on it the wrong way in West Fargo was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Luke He…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Driver goes wrong way on I-94, hits construction sign

August 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — A driver who made it all the way to a construction zone on the interstate near Casselton after getting on it the wrong way in West Fargo was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
North Dakota Highway Patrol Sgt. Luke He…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Feds say new rail standards coming to be announced next week

April 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON – The Department of Transportation will submit a package of regulatory changes for rail shippers next week that include new tank car standards, Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

Foxx, meeting with North Dakota’s federal dele…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Lessons learned: Casselton fire chief stresses federal funding for disaster response

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Casselton Fire Chief Tim McLean said his firefighters were prepared for the worst when an oil train ignited after striking a derailed grain train on Dec. 30.
But he thought they’d be coping with anhydrous ammonia or another dangerou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Lessons learned: Casselton fire chief stresses federal funding for disaster response

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Casselton Fire Chief Tim McLean said his firefighters were prepared for the worst when an oil train ignited after striking a derailed grain train on Dec. 30.
But he thought they’d be coping with anhydrous ammonia or another dangerou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BNSF to take bids to buy up to 5,000 safer oil railcars

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BNSF Railway plans to buy its own fleet of up to 5,000 new crude oil tank cars with safety features that exceed the latest industry standards, the company, a unit of investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, said on Thursday.

The unusual ste…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heroin found in home near Casselton school; 2 charged

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — Two people face felony drug charges after police found heroin and marijuana at a Casselton home, which is just blocks away from Central Cass School.
According to court documents, undercover officers bought heroin in January from a Farg…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Railroad agency to deploy special track inspection equipment in Casselton area

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Federal railroad regulators will send a special device to inspect track around Casselton, where four trains have derailed in less than a decade.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced in a news release Wednesday that the Automated Tra…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Herman Stern to become 40th recipient of Rough Rider Award

February 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Businessman Herman Stern will be the 40th recipient of the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, North Dakota’s highest commendation for its citizens, Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced Wednesday.

Dalrymple will officially present Stern’…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Old risks, new worries: Long-maligned rail cars shoulder mounting oil traffic, but inspections stay static

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars full of oil exploded here.
Heller stops her car farther back from the train tracks now, cringing as she wat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com