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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

Ravaged rails: Disasters declared, counties now assess damage

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Following a joint meeting via interactive television Friday morning, Rock County commissioners approved spending up to $750,000 toward an estimated $1.5 million repair bill to get the Buffalo Ridge Regional Rail Authority (BRRRA) back…continue reading on dglobe.com

Alcohol saturation results in 24 DUI arrests, many other citations

May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON – A recent North Dakota Highway Patrol alcohol saturation effort in Williams and McKenzie counties resulted in 24 arrests for driving under the influence, the patrol said Monday.

Troopers held the enforcement effort May 1-11.

It als…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Editorial: Ride along Oxford Street a bumpy one

April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

Driving into Worthington became much nicer once the Minnesota 60 four-lane project was complete. Sure, those roundabouts may have taken some getting used to, but at least the trip is smooth and usually efficient.
If one travels from Minnesota 60 and…continue reading on dglobe.com

Editorial: Get off the road to ruin

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s probably little secret to most readers that many roads and bridges across Nobles County are in need of improvement. Unfortunately, Steve Schnieder, the county’s public works director, has a budget that’s practically non-existent compared t…continue reading on dglobe.com

Editorial: Get off the road to ruin

March 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

It’s probably little secret to most readers that many roads and bridges across Nobles County are in need of improvement. Unfortunately, Steve Schnieder, the county’s public works director, has a budget that’s practically non-existent compared t…continue reading on dglobe.com