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  • U.S. railroad puts moratorium on new oil tank cars

    BNSF Railroad has told some customers that they cannot add new oil tank cars to its system until next year, according to two people familiar with the matter.a © Oil shippers seeking to add as many as a dozen new crude oil trains to BNSF's lines, which is more than 1,000 tank cars, have been "blocked out," one of the sources said.

  • Across the Region: Nov. 24

    A Nebraska man who killed his fiancee in a drunken-driving crash has been sentenced to five to eight years in prison. A judge on Tuesday sentenced 30-year-old Johnny Alvarez.

  • Crime uptick siphons space at North Dakota jails

    Oil Patch sheriffs like Busching_whose cell space issues mirror most in the state_housed a daily average of less than 30 inmates when voters approved a half-cent sales tax to build the law enforcement center and 112-bed jail. The facility has noticeably expanded, holding 130 male and female inmates in 132-beds just over a week ago.

  • New York snowstorm: The 'wall of snow' that wreaked havoc in Buffalo - in pictures

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A " wall of snow " falling up to six feet deep plunged the state of New York into sub-zero temperatures and a state of emergency was declared after five people died in Buffalo."

  • Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes

    The publicized mishaps - they shouldn't be called scandals - in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning airmen to those buried missile silos or sending sailors off on new strategic submarine patrols. On Friday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans to spend billions over the next five years to remedy what he called "systemic problems" in the U.S. nuclear deterrent.

  • US Senate Shoots Down Keystone XL Pipeline

    North Dakota's U.S. senators have crossed party lines to join in support of a Keystone XL Pipeline plan that ultimately failed. Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican John Hoeven voted for the proposed legislation Tuesday, but the proposal to approve the long-delayed pipeline failed, teeing up another vote on the measure once Republicans take over the chamber next year.

  • US Senate shoots down Keystone XL pipeline

    North Dakota's U.S. Senators have crossed party lines to join in support of a Keystone XL pipeline plan that ultimately failed. Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican John Hoeven voted for the proposed legislation Tuesday, but the proposal to approve the long-delayed pipeline failed, teeing up another vote on the measure once Republicans take over the chamber next year.

  • Walter Pincus: It's time for U.S. to upgrade old thinking on old nukes

    The publicized mishaps - they shouldn't be called scandals - in recent years by Air Force and Navy personnel in charge of nuclear weapons give the White House and Congress a chance to rethink the U.S. deterrence mission before returning airmen to those buried missile silos or sending sailors off on new strategic submarine patrols. On Friday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced plans to spend billions over the next five years to remedy what he called "systemic problems" in the U.S. nuclear deterrent.

  • US Senate Shoots Down Keystone XL Pipeline

    North Dakota's U.S. senators have crossed party lines to join in support of a Keystone XL Pipeline plan that ultimately failed. Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican John Hoeven voted for the proposed legislation Tuesday, but the proposal to approve the long-delayed pipeline failed, teeing up another vote on the measure once Republicans take over the chamber next year.

  • No. 25? Really? Tell us where you think Oregon should rank for well-being

    North Dakotans and South Dakotans think very highly of the state of their well-being. Much more highly than we do in Oregon, according to a national survey.

  • US Senate shoots down Keystone XL pipeline

    North Dakota's U.S. Senators have crossed party lines to join in support of a Keystone XL pipeline plan that ultimately failed. Democrat Heidi Heitkamp and Republican John Hoeven voted for the proposed legislation Tuesday, but the proposal to approve the long-delayed pipeline failed, teeing up another vote on the measure once Republicans take over the chamber next year.

  • Join in on the Pride

    Wondering what to buy for Christmas gifts this year? The Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase is back in Minot once again, offering more booths and homemade products than ever before. Whether you're shopping for yourself or for others, the Pride of Dakota showcase in Minot has more than 110 Pride of Dakota members who come from all over North Dakota with booths presenting everything from gourmet food and wine to art, books, jewelry, home decor, sporting goods, and more.

  • FBI opening office in North Dakota oil patch

    The FBI is opening a permanent office in western North Dakota's oil patch to help the area deal with rising crime that has followed the state's oil boom. A few things to know about the office and why it's being established: The North Dakota oil patch was once a sleepy and remote corner of America.

  • ND preps for 2nd round of health care enrollment

    The second round to enroll for coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law begins Saturday and enrollment counselors aim to help reach the uninsured in every one of North Dakota's 53 counties through education and outreach. Just over 11,300 people signed up for health insurance in North Dakota using the federal insurance marketplace during the first enrollment period, state Insurance Department data show.

  • World in Brief for Friday, November 14, 2014

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering top-to-bottom changes in how the nation's nuclear arsenal is managed, vowing to invest billions of dollars more to fix what ails a force beset by leadership lapses, security flaws and sagging morale. Hagel is scheduled to announce Friday the results of two reviews -- one by Pentagon officials and a second by outside experts -- and to spell out actions he has ordered to improve nuclear force management.

  • Business leaders: Michigan is improving, but needs to be a 'Top Ten' state

    It would mean 150,000 more jobs, $12,000 more in annual income per person and $16,000 more in gross domestic product per person, according to a report released by the Business Leaders for Michigan this week. "The good news is, after years of decline, Michigan's getting back in the game, if you will," said Doug Rothwell, president and CEO of BLM, speaking at an CEO Summit Thursday.

  • Wild About Water

    Fifth-graders from Minot schools learned all about the wonders of water at Minot's first ever Wild About Water educational festival held Wednesday at the State Fair Center. McKenna Larson, business assistant with Ackerman Estvold, said the event was run by their office and the North Dakota Water Commission to promote awareness and appreciation of water resources through a variety of activities.

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