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Railroads show on-time improvement

October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — The region’s two Class I railroads — BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway — are reporting improved status on late cars, and CP has proposed a major merger to bypass an infamous Chicago bottleneck blamed for last winter’s …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Railroads show on-time improvement

October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — The region’s two Class I railroads — BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway — are reporting improved status on late cars, and CP has proposed a major merger to bypass an infamous Chicago bottleneck blamed for last winter’s …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Column: Time to prioritize state roads and bridges

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By  District 16B State Rep. Paul Torkelson

HANSKA — No one can argue that funding our transportation needs is one of state government’s top priorities. There’s not a person among us who doesn’t use and benefit from reliable roads and …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Time to prioritize state roads and bridges

October 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

By  District 16B State Rep. Paul Torkelson

HANSKA — No one can argue that funding our transportation needs is one of state government’s top priorities. There’s not a person among us who doesn’t use and benefit from reliable roads and …continue reading on dglobe.com

Bigger planes to fly to Pierre during hunting season

August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Great Lakes Airlines will fly bigger airplanes between Pierre and Denver during the hunting season.

KCCR-AM reports the airline plans on using 30-passenger airplanes for two of its three flights between those cities starting Sept…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Energy secretary aware of Bakken woes

August 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz hasn’t been to North Dakota since 1999, but he said he’s aware of the infrastructure challenges facing the nation’s second-leading oil producer and looks forward to learning more about them during…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rail shippers eye new projects on SD lines

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Haulers want premiums for grain cars this summer at prices that don’t make financial sense for shippers and producers, according to several members of the state Railroad Board.

In turn, the shortage of cars raises questions about ho…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Column: Minnesota’s biodiesel mandate – costly, risky and unfair

July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By DANIEL SAVALOJA, Minnesota Trucking Association

BLAINE — On July 1, by an act of the 2014 Minnesota Legislature, many, but not all, Minnesota diesel users were required to purchase diesel blends containing at least 10 percent biodiesel. …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Minnesota’s biodiesel mandate – costly, risky and unfair

July 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

By DANIEL SAVALOJA, Minnesota Trucking Association

BLAINE — On July 1, by an act of the 2014 Minnesota Legislature, many, but not all, Minnesota diesel users were required to purchase diesel blends containing at least 10 percent biodiesel. …continue reading on dglobe.com

OUR VIEW: All roads leading togas tax hike

July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

There seems little doubt that South Dakota’s gas tax is about to increase.

Mike Vehle, a Republican state senator from Mitchell, is chairman of a legislative summer study committee that is touring the state this month to talk about highway funding…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com