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Cloquet turns on flashing yellow lights again

November 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

The flashing yellow arrow traffic signals at the intersection of Highway 33 and Big Lake Road/Doddridge Avenue in Cloquet were re-activated Tuesday.

The lights had been shut off after several accidents and near-accidents occurred at the intersecti…continue reading on pinejournal.com

OPINION: Opportunity there to upgrade rail system

November 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota has always been something of a stepchild when it comes to railroads.

When they initially pushed into the region, the main lines went through North Dakota and Nebraska. Feeder lines from those main lines were extended into South Dako…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Ag shippers fear rail shutdown

November 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO, N.D. — Regional exporters that deal in value-added ag product shipments say their container shipments have been disrupted by rail restrictions in St. Paul and Chicago container loading yards.

Bob Sinner, president of SB&B Foods Inc., in…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

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