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  • Americans rely on credit cards in second quarter

    Americans racked up credit card debt in a big way in the past few months, according to a new report. The report from CardHub.com showed consumers incurred more than in credit card debt in the second quarter of this year, up 66 percent from the same period last year.

  • I-94 Entry May be Blocked

    The North Dakota Department of Transportation is considering closing the Cuba entrance onto Interstate 94 for an entire summer when it does a reconstruction project in 2017, District Engineer John Thompson said Tuesday.

  • Gas flared in Bakken, Texas equals 1.5 million cars

    While Lynn Helms, the state's Department of Mineral Resources, Oil & Gas Division director, bragged about how flaring numbers have fallen 10 percent during the last year, an environmental group claims flaring still produces enough greenhouse gas to equal 1.5 million additional cars on the road. Helms, during a news conference last week, said 36 percent of the natural gasses produced during oil and gas production were flared at state well sites a year ago.

  • Rail delays in Midwest are 'simply staggering' North Dakota senator says

    U.S. rail operators must put investment ahead of profits to clear the way for grain, automotive and chemical shipments now clogging the tracks, lawmakers said at a congressional hearing Sept. 10 about the health of the rail grid.

  • Roundup: LSU Fans Making Out Fall Down Stairs; Miss New York Plays...

    Amanda Cerny, Selfie Week! " LAPD Confuses Black Actress Kissing White Partner for Prostitute " writer for 'Orange is the New Black' divorces her husband, starts dating an actress from the show " Do you know who I am? I will kill you ," George Zimmerman allegedly told another driver on the road in Orlando .

  • Investor beware

    Few residents know about the North Dakota Securities Department, but the department can be their best friend if they are preparing to invest their life savings, according to department representatives who spoke at an AARP-sponsored luncheon in Minot Wednesday. Sheri Haugen-Hoffart, investor education coordinator, and Kelly Mathias, supervisor of investigations and examinations, offered some advice for investing, which included checking with the department if there's any question about credibility.

  • What to Know in Montana for Sept. 12

    Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars. The lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics says the agency failed to respond to a legal petition the groups filed in July.

  • Green groups sue DOT over crude oil trains

    Green groups filed a lawsuit against the Department of Transportation on Thursday for not responding to calls to ban the use of older rail cars carrying flammable crude oil. The Sierra Club, ForestEthics, and Earthjustice are suing the DOT after the department didn't respond to a legal petition filed in July.

  • Lower interest rate

    Ryan Taylor, the Democrat-NPL candidate for North Dakota agriculture commissioner, held a press conference at Minot State University Wednesday to discuss his proposal to make improvements to the Bank of North Dakota's DEAL One consolidation program. "The Bank of North Dakota reported $94 million in net earnings last year, the tenth consecutive year of record profits," said Taylor.

  • Sinner advocates more competition to resolve issues

    North Dakota's Democratic candidate for Congress would like to see additional railroad companies come into North Dakota to help break up the shipping backlog in the state. George Sinner, who is running against Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer, was in Minot Tuesday after attending a housing meeting in Williston Monday.

  • New Security Measures In Place At Fargo Courthouse

    New security measures are in place at the courthouse is North Dakota's largest city. KFGO reports that the improvements at the Cass County Courthouse include bulletproof glass and an expanded security station.

  • North Dakotans divided on Measure 1

    Grassroots coalitions have taken positions on both sides of a constitutional right-to life amendment that will be decided by voters Nov. 4. Opponents say the single-sentence Human Rights Amendment is too open to interpretation and could lead to more government intrusion into personal lives. Supporters say the measure is needed to safeguard existing laws.

  • North Dakota Reports First West Nile-Related Death in 2014

    The North Dakota Department of Health announced the state's first West Nile virus-related death in 2014, according to West Nile Virus Surveillance Coordinator Alicia Lepp. The woman who died was hospitalized and was older than 60 years of age.

  • Coats and backpacks to be given away Sept. 13

    Bob Gross will be giving away winter coats, snowsuits and backpacks to children on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Roosevelt Park Zoo entrance.

  • N.D. Guard to drill despite budget cuts

    Tens of thousands of Army National Guard members from New Hampshire to Hawaii have been idled because of a $101 million gap that has led to drills being postponed and travel being suspended. North Dakota Guard spokeswoman Sgt.

  • Protect post offices like bald eagles

    There surely were sighs of relief around western North Dakota late last week when word got out that 30 post offices in the Bakken will be allowed to keep their normal operating hours. Sen. John Hoeven said Thursday that he had received confirmation from Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman that the Postal Service will adhere to its commitment in April to maintain current service hours at the 30 post offices that were going to have their hours reduced.

  • Accused distracted driver charged with homicide

    A North Dakota woman who police say was using Facebook on her cellphone when she crashed into another car is accused of negligent homicide in the death of a great-grandmother during the May accident. Abby Sletten, 20, appeared in Traill County District Court on Wednesday to face a count of negligent homicide, court documents said.

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