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Biofuel groups: Ethanol needs separate treatment in rail rules

July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. ethanol industry pushed back on Wednesday against what they called a “one size fits all” approach to proposed federal rules for shipping fuel by rail, saying regulators must distinguish between the often corn-based biofuel…continue reading on

Mayors group for gay marriage gets first ND member: Thompson’s Hippen has son who came out to her five years ago

May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

THOMPSON — The mayor of Thompson has joined a national group of mayors supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage.
On Thursday, Karyn Hippen became the 400th mayor to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, and the first mayor from North Dakot…continue reading on

In bustling Houston, it’s a case of ‘build baby build’

August 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

HOUSTON — With Texas one of the few bright spots in the U.S. economy, the skyline of swaggering Houston is where the action is as builders and global oil companies, from Phillips 66 to Exxon Mobil Corp, look past previous busts and spend billions on gleaming new buildings. Continue Reading

Rapid City to Houston flights start Thursday

June 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

RAPID CITY, S.D. Direct flights from Rapid City Regional Airport to Houston are starting Thursday. Continue Reading

Fresh off victory, NRA holds convention in Houston

May 3, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Fresh off a huge victory over President Barack Obama on gun control, the message from the National Rifle Association is clear: The fight has just begun.

The powerful gun rights lobby gathers in Houston this weekend for its annual convention and organizers anticipate a rollicking, Texas-sized party both to celebrate the victory in Washington and recharge for more political struggles as gun control advocates tally their own successes in states around the country. Continue Reading

Fan falls to death at Texans’ Reliant Stadium

August 31, 2012 in West Central Tribune

HOUSTON (AP) A fan who attended a pre-season Houston Texans’ game at Reliant Stadium fell to his death from an escalator, officials said Friday. Continue Reading

Rapid City airport adds seasonal flight to Houston

June 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Rapid City Regional Airport has started seasonal direct service to Houston. Continue Reading

Carbo Ceramics plans $25 million proppant plant in North Dakota

April 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Houston company says it’s planning a $25 million proppant distribution facility near Gladstone, in western North Dakota. Continue Reading

Corporation interested in building $26 million proppant facility outside of Gladstone

March 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A Houston ceramics company is taking steps to build a $26 million proppant facility near Gladstone, officials said today, but there is confusion over who the company needs to meet with to get the go-ahead. Continue Reading

Children, ages 11 and 5, found living in abandoned bus in Texas

March 8, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SPLENDORA, Texas (AP) Two children who were found living in a stench-filled abandoned school bus near Houston, its windows blocked and the lot around it covered in trash, are in the custody of Texas child welfare workers, officials said Thursday. Continue Reading