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Peterson: Railroads have a strong legacy in ND

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

My grandfather’s values included family, North Dakota and “railroading,” as he liked to call it.
He worked on the Great Northern Railway for 57 years and he never let anyone forget it. He died just a few weeks shy of his 97th birthday and talk…continue reading on

BNSF to take bids to buy up to 5,000 safer oil railcars

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BNSF Railway plans to buy its own fleet of up to 5,000 new crude oil tank cars with safety features that exceed the latest industry standards, the company, a unit of investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, said on Thursday.

The unusual ste…continue reading on

Congress to investigate rail safety

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House and Senate plan separate hearings on railroad safety after a series of derailments produced a flood of safety concerns.
A Senate committee plans a Thursday hearing, while one in the House will be Feb. 26.
Trains hauling…continue reading on

13 SD railroad authorities will get financial audits

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — A baker’s dozen of South Dakota’s regional railroad authorities will receive financial audits, the state Railroad Board decided Wednesday.

The 13 were chosen because they have loans from the state board, or lease segments of state-o…continue reading on

Emergency plan; Officials have general one for incidents like Casselton train derailment

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

Jamestown Fire Chief Jim Ruether, along with Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist and Jamestown Chief of Police Scott Edinger, said a train crash near Casselton Monday will probably lead to more hazardous material and locomotive training…continue reading on

Agri-processing projects will get state railroad loans

December 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota Soybean Processors will get $964,070 to pay for expansions of its rail yard to handle about 50 more cars, while a new $55 million venture will get $4 million toward its plans to produce better distiller grain for livestock and dairy cows. Continue Reading

BNSF warns of rail yard dangers following discovery of body

March 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

More info about dead person likely to come Monday
Notifications of relatives of the person found dead along railroad tracks in the BNSF Railway yard in Grand Forks Saturday morning weren’t complete yet Sunday, a police sergeant said. Continue Reading

MERCER: New Year’s ideas for railroads, SDPB, politics

January 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The past few columns, we’ve gone through 10 suggestions for improvements in South Dakota government for 2012. Today we’ll look at the final three in this reporter’s dozen that deal with railroad taxes, the future of South Dakota public broadcasting and a big loophole in state campaign finance limits. Continue Reading

$10 million fed grant adds to Churchs Ferry railroad rebuild funding

December 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota is $10 million closer to securing funding for a nearly $100 million project to rebuild a flood-damaged, 17-mile span of railroad track and two bridges near Churchs Ferry, N.D. However, it remains more than $20 million short. Continue Reading

Jamestown railroad dispute: What should money be used for?

December 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Opponents of a proposed railroad loop project say potential businesses don’t need and won’t want to pay for a project that would cost more than $3.75 million in local tax dollars. Continue Reading