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U.S. modifies testing order on Bakken oil rail shipments

March 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday modified rules governing the testing of crude transported by rail from North Dakota.

The agency said that tests, required to enforce safety standards, must be conducted to determine the flash point…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

‘Like flies to construction honey’: Contractors flocking to North Dakota for work

February 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — As the joke goes, North Dakota has two seasons: winter and road construction. And with the state Department of Transportation preparing for more than $1 billion in projects this year, it’s open season for out-of-state contractors looki…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Biggest bumps in budget all have links to oil boom

November 10, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Put North Dakota’s state spending surge under the microscope, and you’ll find winners and bigger winners.
The price of North Dakota’s government has risen by nearly $9 billion since 2001 — $5.1 billion of that in state general f…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Supporters, opponents come out in Highway 85 expansion from Watford City to Belfield

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

A battle over adding lanes to U.S. Highway 85 south of Watford City could be gaining traction and the North Dakota Department of Transportation could be caught in the middle. 
With the DOT’s attention focused squarely on its current project t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Various scams cropping up around ND; Dickinson man continues fight against paving company

July 31, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Sometimes scams are obvious, like when an email comes from a Nigerian prince, promising to make you rich if only you loan him some money first. Others are more subtle and prey on immediate needs, like repairs to automobiles or homes or driving privileges. Continue Reading

NDDOT warns of driver’s license scam

July 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO The North Dakota Department of Transportation is warning the public about a phone scam that involves callers claiming to be from the state driver’s license division. Continue Reading

Killdeer to build safer school crosswalk

June 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MANNING In a move long awaited by parents and school officials, the Dunn County Commission on Wednesday signed off on a project designed to make a pedestrian crossing of Highway 22 near Killdeer’s public school complex safer for students. Continue Reading

State employees to see raise in 2013-15, some unhappy

May 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK Mike Stebbins, a third-generation public employee and supervisor for the Department of Transportation in Underwood, watches semi trucks fly by him on highways every day. The 57-year-old maintenance man spends his days mowing, fixing signs and plowing snow during the winter, among many other things. Continue Reading

Voter ID bill sent to Gov. Dalrymple

April 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK North Dakota voters may have to present identification before they can cast a ballot at the next election. Continue Reading

Dickinson bus service

March 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The cheapest way to leave Dickinson without a personal vehicle has been suspended indefinitely, but officials are working to restore service permanently and provide transportation in the meantime. Continue Reading