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45 coal train cars derail near Pillager

May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PILLAGER — Coal and crushed metal littered the BNSF Railway train tracks near Pillager in central Minnesota as crews worked Monday to clear the scene of a massive train derailment.

About 45 train cars carrying coal left the tracks at about 11:15…continue reading on

Stark County Commission wants 35 mph speed limit on section of 32nd Street

July 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

In an attempt to decrease dust complaints and increase safety on 32nd Street near Dickinson, the Stark County Commission has ordered a 35 mph speed limit on a stretch of road from the gravel pit to Highway 22. Continue Reading

Oil field waste may bite the dust

June 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WATFORD CITY What is now considered oil field waste could be reused as an affordable way to control dust on western North Dakota roads, officials said Wednesday. Continue Reading

Dust in the wind, Part III: Western ND counties are budgeting millions to keep dust at bay

June 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Western North Dakota has been getting a big splash of Mother Nature’s dust control in the form of more than 2 inches of rain in the last three days, according to the National Weather Service but that doesn’t mean it won’t be an issue when the rain stops and the prairie dries. Continue Reading

Dust in the wind, Part II: No definitive answer on how dust might affect crops, livestock

May 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Jonathan Ficek can’t open the windows to his house in the summer anymore, unless he wants to clean the whole thing when he gets home. “It’s almost like a fog in my yard,” the Manning-area farmer said. Continue Reading

Dust in the wind: Southwest ND counties at work to contain irritant

May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

In 1978, Kansas sang “all we are is dust in the wind.” For residents of southwestern North Dakota in 2013 caught in a dust storm on a windy day, that lyric can certainly ring true. Continue Reading

ND air quality receives ‘A’ grade

May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The Peace Garden State continues to receive high marks for air quality, despite dust issues plaguing the western part of the state. “North Dakota is one of a handful of states that meet all clean air standards,” Jim Semerad, North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Air Quality Permitting and Compliance manager. “Newer air quality regulations that are in place and enforced and our low population all play into it.” Continue Reading

Dunn Co. dust control: Commissioners OK further research using $97K left over from grant

February 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MANNING The Dunn County Commission decided during its meeting Wednesday at the Dunn County Courthouse in Manning to pursue research into dust control methods. Continue Reading

Dunn County Roads Department kept busy in 2012: County spends $700K on dust control

December 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The Dunn County Commission reflected Wednesday on how much labor and money it has invested in road improvements across the county in 2012 and how much more it may need to spend to finish the road work. Continue Reading

Pilot walks away after crop dusting plane crash west of Hanley Falls in Yellow Medicine County

August 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

GRANITE FALLS – A pilot walked away after his crop dusting plane struck a guy wire to a high-voltage line and crashed west of Hanley Falls in Yellow Medicine County on Tuesday afternoon. Continue Reading

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