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The demise of McNally Smith: Bankruptcy hearing this week for failed St. Paul music college
ND Supreme Court to hear arguments in next DAPL appeals
ND Industrial Commission falls 8 months behind on meeting minutes
Ironton, Minn., man found guilty on child pornography charges
Fostering hope and healing: Local couple shares journey to becoming a forever family
crime and courts
'Scandal' is over, but here are 10 things we'll remember from this crazy show
Avicii dead at 28: Swedish DJ became an EDM star with hits 'Levels' and 'Wake Me Up'
'The Rock' surprises Minnesota teen who asked him to prom
Second-annual Celebration channels Prince's vibe at Paisley Park studios
Grand Cities Children's Choir presents spring concert
Americans waste about a quarter of the food they buy, and the environmental consequences are staggering
Despite faith fall, Good News still very good
The seed varieties you should plant this spring
New living arrangements could keep family close
Reader shares handy amaryllis tips
Sunday's local scoreboard
Twins' Morrison on ailing former teammate Farquhar: 'An awesome human being'
Brock Boeser named finalist for Calder Trophy
Landry wins in San Antonio for first PGA Tour title
Wolves saving best defending for playoffs
Joyce E. Schlagel
Craig Lee Littleghost
Robert "Bob" Alan Kaminski, Sr.
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
'Dr. John' left a legacy of giving back to wildlife
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Identify a meadowlark without seeing its breast
Sturgeon solutions: Biologists seek reasons for lack of fish’s reproduction on St. Louis River
1963 Impala was beautiful, but it fell apart
Our view: Governor's travel budget needs boost
Burgum: Celebrate downtown investors
Commentary: The politics of North Dakota's big bad budget bind
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Rep. Josh Boschee
90th Birthday Celebration
January 12, 2018
Federal safety board releases final cause, recommendations after fiery ND oil train derailment in 2015
HEIMDAL, N.D.—The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final accident report and safety recommendations nearly three years...
January 12, 2018 - 2:35pm
October 24, 2017
Canadian Pacific railroad’s upgrades allow faster speeds in ND
MINOT, N.D. – As a result of infrastructure upgrades on the rail corridor adjacent to U.S. Highway 52 in North Dakota , the maximum regulated track speed will go from 49 to 60 mph. The change, which covers most of the corridor from Drake in north-central North Dakota to the Canadian...
October 24, 2017 - 9:12pm
March 15, 2017
New, safer U.S. rail cars gather dust even as ethanol trains grow longer
NEW YORK -- While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, March 9, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting...
March 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
January 13, 2017
Severe winter weather creates challenges for railway
MINOT, N.D.—Severe winter weather creates challenges for train traffic and BNSF says it has put plans in place to remedy and prevent stoppages...
January 13, 2017 - 2:15pm
November 4, 2016
Capitol Chatter: Simon says Minnesota election will not be rigged
ST. PAUL—Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says the election is rigged against him, although he has offered no proof. Many people,...
November 4, 2016 - 2:31pm
Railroads promise more Minnesota safety money
ST. PAUL -- Railroads carrying hazardous materials across Minnesota came forward Wednesday with a plan to pay more for safer road crossings...
May 4, 2016 - 7:15pm
March 11, 2016
Name released of Grand Forks man hit and dragged by train
A man has been struck by a train near the crossing of Kittson Avenue and South Fourth Street in downtown Grand Forks. The unidentified male appeared...
March 11, 2016 - 3:44pm
February 26, 2016
Ian Jefferies: In rail industry's case, partial deregulation worked
WASHINGTON — A recent meeting between transportation stakeholders and the Minnesota House and Senate transportation committees yielded...
February 26, 2016 - 4:45am
December 27, 2015
New method for making oil safe for rail shipping to be tested
BISMARCK – An alternative method for reducing the volatility of Bakken crude will be tested next year as state regulators report a “significant...
December 27, 2015 - 12:02am
December 7, 2015
State inspectors take on rail safety program
BISMARCK -- Both inspectors for a state rail safety program — aimed to prevent such fiery derailments involving crude oil as happened this...
December 7, 2015 - 2:30am
August 15, 2015
Facility in Grand Forks would help meet region's need for emergency response training
Two volunteer firefighters from Devils Lake are traveling to Pueblo, Colo., Sunday for a week of emergency response training, including preparing for an oil train derailment. But most of North Dakota's firefighters—more than 90 percent of whom are volunteers—can't take time...
August 15, 2015 - 9:45pm
July 27, 2015
City, state officials talk details of rail safety center planned for Grand Forks
A state official revealed more details Monday about a national rail safety training center proposed for Grand Forks. The center would provide...
July 27, 2015 - 10:16pm
July 14, 2015
Buffett may benefit as train lobby bids to weaken safety rule
WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is set to be a chief beneficiary of a bid by Senate Republicans to weaken...
July 14, 2015 - 5:45pm
June 24, 2015
U.S. to fine railroads that fail to implement PTC safety system
U.S. railroads that fail to implement a safety technology system known as positive train control, or PTC, will face federal fines beginning Jan....
June 24, 2015 - 5:45pm
March 13, 2015
Railroads would pay under Dayton train safety plan
ST. PAUL -- Railroads should foot the bill of improving rail safety, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday as he announced a proposal...
March 13, 2015 - 6:30pm