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Oil traffic may delay US fertilizer shipments, farmers warn

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Increasing use of railroads to ship crude oil could disrupt fertilizer cargo this spring as Midwest farmers prepare for planting, U.S. agriculture leaders warn, even as one railroad said on Monday it will take steps to ensure timely de…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Legislature gives money to railroad rehab project from Chamberlain west

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — A $7.2 million appropriation to help rehabilitate the stretch of state-owned railroad line from Chamberlain to Lyman, including the bridge over the Missouri River, won final approval legislative approval Wednesday.

The House of Represen…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Legislature gives money to railroad rehab project from Chamberlain west

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — A $7.2 million appropriation to help rehabilitate the stretch of state-owned railroad line from Chamberlain to Lyman, including the bridge over the Missouri River, won final approval legislative approval Wednesday.

The House of Represen…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lyman County eyes big project

March 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

PRESHO — Get railroad improvements into Lyman County. That’s dominating the thoughts of Steve Halvorson for now.

If it happens, a South Dakota ag cooperative is prepared to invest nearly $40 million into a grain shuttle loading facility.

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Lyman County eyes big project

March 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

PRESHO — Get railroad improvements into Lyman County. That’s dominating the thoughts of Steve Halvorson for now.

If it happens, a South Dakota ag cooperative is prepared to invest nearly $40 million into a grain shuttle loading facility.

Halvo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

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

Vehle pushes for $6M rail rehab bill

February 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

State Sen. Mike Vehle is continuing to encourage support for his bill that would provide $6 million in state funding for a continuing effort to rebuild a stretch of old railroad west of the Missouri River.

Vehle, R-Mitchell, represents District 20…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Presho rail project gets boost

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The plan to rebuild the old rail line between Oacoma and Presho received a big boost from legislators Friday.

The Senate Appropriations Committee endorsed Sen. Mike Vehle’s legislation that would provide $6 million in state funding for t…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

No Keystone XL means more oil by rail, report says

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Without the Keystone XL Pipeline, as many as 14 additional trains carrying crude oil could come through North Dakota and Minnesota every day, according to a report released Friday on the pipeline.

The U.S. State Department issued its final Envir…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

No Keystone XL means more oil by rail, report says

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

Without the Keystone XL Pipeline, as many as 14 additional trains carrying crude oil could come through North Dakota and Minnesota every day, according to a report released Friday on the pipeline.

The U.S. State Department issued its final Envir…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com