posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:39 PM
Hemp is legal in Canada, and North Dakota is one of 15 states with laws that allow limited hemp production. However, under the Farm Bill, importing hemp seeds requires permission from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
posted on June 13, 2014 at 1:46 PM
Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig. But across the hyperactive oil fields of North Dakota, these and other groups have to...
posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM
Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest's largest crude oil train terminal — the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile...
posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:50 PM
A new study pushes back at calls for tougher rules for carrying crude, despite at least 8 major accidents transporting the oil in 2013.
posted on May 16, 2014 at 11:10 AM
The country's largest labor federation says North Dakota's death rate in the oil, gas and mining sector was more than six times the national average in 2012.
posted on May 2, 2014 at 11:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Forget the North Dakota energy boom. How about a drone boom?
State and federal officials have big hopes for the growth of what are known as unmanned aircraft systems. And North Dakota has positioned itself well to take...
posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:19 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Dr. Lyle Best traveled nearly 200 miles from the heart of North Dakota's oil patch Tuesday to tell state regulators one thing: "Slow down."
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is considering a proposal that would cut...
posted on April 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM
Sometime in the next two months, the state of North Dakota will join an exclusive club of states producing one million barrels of oil per day. But the boom has also led to other problems.
posted on March 28, 2014 at 3:39 PM
U.S. transportation officials rebuked the oil industry Friday for not giving up information regulators say they need to gauge the danger of moving crude by rail, after several accidents highlighted the explosive properties of fuel from the...
posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:02 AM
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Farm commodity rail shipments are running nearly three weeks behind in North Dakota, but BNSF Railway Co. has promised to get caught up before summer, the state's U.S. senators said Wednesday.
Republican Sen. John Hoeven...
posted on February 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM
Dairy farmers and ranchers in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas can qualify for about $3 million to reseed pastures with alfalfa, clover and other plants appealing to both bees and livestock.
posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:37 PM
A national study from an apartment renting guide shows that the North Dakota oil patch city of Williston has the highest average rent in the country.
posted on February 21, 2014 at 2:20 PM
A North Dakota-based nonprofit organization that helps farm families in need plant and harvest their crops is branching out into haying assistance.
posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:01 PM
Two brothers who operated a North Dakota potato farm are accused in federal court of intentionally spoiling potatoes after the 2006 harvest in order to collect disaster payments.
posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM
Residents of the southeastern North Dakota town of Casselton are back home this weekend after a massive explosion following a crash involving two trains – one carrying grain and the other loaded with oil from the state’s oil patch. The...