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January 10, 2018
DOT closes I-29 from Fargo to Grand Forks
FARGO—A wind and snow mix has created hazardous travel conditions in Fargo and the surrounding area. The DOT has just closed I-29 from...
January 10, 2018 - 10:09pm
December 19, 2017
ND Game and Fish officials urge caution on lakes
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Inconsistencies in ice thickness could pose a danger to ice fishermen heading to the lakes this holiday weekend, according...
December 19, 2017 - 8:08pm
November 22, 2017
Parent banned from ND school after dispute about gun on grounds
WISHEK, N.D.—School Board members in this south-central community of 952 people have voted to restrict a parent's access to the school...
November 22, 2017 - 6:00am
July 29, 2015
N.D. PSC expected to ink deal with feds for state-run rail inspection program
BISMARCK - North Dakota regulators have signed a deal with the Federal Railroad Administration that will allow the state to launch a rail safety program funded by the Legislature and proposed after a fiery oil train derailment near Casselton in 2013. The agreement signed Wednesday...
July 29, 2015 - 1:50pm
July 14, 2015
Grand Forks eyes second rail safety training center in the U.S.
With safety concerns surrounding increased rail traffic and Bakken crude oil, state and city officials are looking at Grand Forks for a possible new emergency response training center--the second of its kind in the U.S. Security and Emergency Response Training Center, known as SERTC,...
July 14, 2015 - 10:20am
June 26, 2015
ENERGY: Startup brings UAVs to wind industry
Wind energy is still a fairly young industry, but father-son duo Jeff and Greg Thorsteinson are poised to help the industry grow with their startup EdgeData, a Grand Forks, N.D.-based big data company which will help those in the wind energy industry analyze turbines safely. The Thorsteinsons...
June 26, 2015 - 11:31am
May 7, 2015
Crews better-trained, but oil train fires overwhelm
FARGO--Local fire chiefs say their crews are better-prepared for a fiery train derailment since the 2013 accident near Casselton, N.D.,--but...
May 7, 2015 - 8:33am
May 5, 2015
ND Legislature spends on inspectors, training to address rail safety
BISMARCK - Some North Dakota lawmakers and regulators say they have mixed feelings about how legislators addressed rail safety over the past four months. This past session is the first time the Legislature convened since the derailment and explosion of tank cars carrying crude oil...
May 5, 2015 - 10:07am
April 29, 2015
Sanford, Essentia hospitals earn 'B' in safety score
FARGO - Sanford Medical Center and Essentia Health here both scored a "B" in a group's evaluation of hospital safety performance based on measures of error rates. None of North Dakota's top six hospitals earned an "A" in the latest evaluation by The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit that...
April 29, 2015 - 12:33pm
April 21, 2015
Dalrymple signs bill to enhance pipeline safety
BISMARCK - Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation Monday that will strengthen the state's regulatory oversight of gathering pipelines. House Bill 1358 provides $1.5 million for a study of pipeline technology and authorizes the North Dakota Industrial Commission to develop new rules...
April 21, 2015 - 10:27am
April 9, 2015
Nabors hit with $97K fine over oilfield death
The nation's workforce safety agency issued a rare "willful" violation, among others, to Nabors Completion and Production Services Co. over the death of a welder last fall in Williston. Dustin Payne, a 28-year-old Marine Corps veteran from Alabama, was killed from injuries sustained...
April 9, 2015 - 9:06am
April 7, 2015
NTSB calls for new oil rail cars
WASHINGTON - Requiring new train cars carrying some flammable liquids be equipped with protection systems meeting or exceeding current standards is one recommendation coming out of a federal safety study. The National Transportation Safety Board issued four safety recommendations...
April 7, 2015 - 9:01am
April 1, 2015
North Dakota's new oil train safety checks seen missing risks
WASHINGTON - New regulations to cap vapor pressure of North Dakota crude fail to account for how it behaves in transit, according to industry...
April 1, 2015 - 10:33am
New rules take effect for Bakken crude
WILLISTON, N.D. - New rules for conditioning Bakken crude oil take effect today, but will they improve the safety of transporting crude by rail? The...
April 1, 2015 - 8:26am
March 30, 2015
BNSF announces plans to improve oil shipment safety measures
BISMARCK -- One of the top rail companies in the U.S. has announced steps to improve rail safety in North Dakota. BNSF Railway Executive Chairman...
March 30, 2015 - 10:15am