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Search is on for rail congestion cure

September 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A soybean farmers from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly eve…continue reading on dglobe.com

Train cars derail near West Dakota Oil gas station

September 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Three flatbed railcars on an eastbound train derailed near the West Dakota Oil gas station at about 6 a.m. Saturday.

The Dickinson Police Department has closed Villard Street from Second Avenue East to Fifth Avenue East and are asking motorists t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Does N.D. crude need to be stabilized?

August 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

DICKINSON, N.D. — What can be done to keep trains from becoming “Bakken bombs”?

It’s a question on the minds of many North Dakota residents and leaders, so much that some are calling on the state Industrial Commission to require oil compan…continue reading on dglobe.com

Minnesota planning ‘Bakken awareness 101’

August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

LITTLE CANADA — Minnesota emergency services personnel will be trained and equipped in a few years to deal with oil train disasters, but the governor worries about what could happen before then.

“If the accident would just wait for two years, …continue reading on dglobe.com

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 dglobe.com

More oil leaving Superior by rail

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

SUPERIOR, Wis. — It’s just a small piece of the North American oil bonanza pie, but Wisconsin’s only refinery quietly is moving more oil by rail.
In 2012, Calumet Superior LLC built a $10 million train-loading oil terminal across the street fr…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Old risks, new worries: Long-maligned rail cars shoulder mounting oil traffic, but inspections stay static

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars full of oil exploded here.
Heller stops her car farther back from the train tracks now, cringing as she wat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Old risks, new worries: Long-maligned rail cars shoulder mounting oil traffic, but inspections stay static

February 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

CASSELTON — Maggie Heller watched black smoke drift over her Leonard home a month ago, 20 miles south from where more than a dozen railcars full of oil exploded here.
Heller stops her car farther back from the train tracks now, cringing as she wat…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Will Alexandria silence train whistles?

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

Will the lonesome whistle of a train no longer be heard in Alexandria?

The Alexandria City Council is looking into the possibility.
At its December 23 meeting, the council considered creating a “Railroad Quiet Zone” through Alexandria.
The c…continue reading on echopress.com

Claims come in from Casselton train crash

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — After hightailing it to Fargo while a plume of black smoke hovered over his city earlier this week, Gary McKenzie of Casselton walked out of the Days Inn here with an unexpected $50 check — half for gas, half for meals.
From hotel bills …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com