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Taylor proposes fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — North Dakota agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor proposed a fixed 1 percent interest rate for student loans at a news conference Thursday.
Under the current consolidated loan program at the Bank of North Dakota, students have th…continue reading on

U.S. promises a new look at oil train dangers: House committee points out test flaws

September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. studies of oil train dangers may have underestimated the perils of volatile vapor on the tracks and officials will in the future use precision instruments for more thorough tests, a Transportation Department official said on Tuesd…continue reading on

EPA’s ‘secret maps:’ Cramer claims EPA is keeping secret maps

August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — North Dakota’s lone member of the House of Representatives is accusing a government agency of keeping secret maps of wetlands and waters with no intention of releasing them to the public.

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., released maps Wedn…continue reading on

Speaker Boehner to attend Cramer fundraiser

August 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK –- U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer says House Speaker John Boehner will attend a fundraiser for Cramer’s campaign Friday in Lincoln, just southeast of Bismarck.

Cramer, R-N.D., said the event will be Friday evening at the South 40, a barn-turn…continue reading on

More funding for ND airports: Facilities to receive federal grants for infrastructure, safety

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Five airports across the state will receive more than $17 million in federal grants, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced Thursday.
The Grand Forks International Airport will receive more than $4.1 million to redesign and reco…continue reading on

BNSF behind schedule: Grain cars from ND delayed almost a month

May 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

North Dakota’s lone U.S. representative has released a BNSF Railway report that says rail cars carrying grain from North Dakota are almost a month behind schedule.
The report, dated May 2, indicates 15,846 cars were running on average 26.6 days la…continue reading on

Candidates for U.S. House, state ag commissioner races debate for first time

May 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota candidates for Congress and state agriculture commissioner squared off in the first statewide debates of the election year Thursday night in Bismarck.
Ryan Taylor, a cattle rancher and former state senator from Towner whose…continue reading on

Federal board orders fertilizer delivery plans

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

A federal regulatory agency on Tuesday ordered two major railroads to report their plans to ensure fertilizer shipments for spring planting.
The Surface Transportation Board is requiring BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway to present their pla…continue reading on

GOP looks into Red River flood control

April 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

MINOT — In a split vote before adjourning Saturday, delegates to the North Dakota GOP State Convention approved the party resolutions for 2014.
They include calls to repeal Obamacare and audit the Federal Reserve and support for a constitutional b…continue reading on

DOT Office of Traffic Safety to receive $1M in grants

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The North Dakota Department of Transportation will receive more than $1 million in grants, according to a press release.
The Office of Traffic Safety will get more than $1,452,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Rep. Kevin…continue reading on