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Crime Rate Increases with Oil Boom

posted on April 17, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Crime Rate Increases with Oil Boom
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. Full Story

US government: industry hampering oil train safety

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... Full Story

BNSF Pledges to Get Caught up on ND Ag Shipments

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... Full Story

USDA Spending $3M To Feed Honeybees In Midwest

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. Full Story

Rent in ND city of Williston exceeds NY, LA

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. Full Story

Farm Rescue nonprofit adding haying assistance

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. Full Story

Feds accuse 2 brothers of purposely spoiling spuds

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. Full Story

North Dakota Oil Train Explosion

posted on January 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM

North Dakota Oil Train Explosion
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... Full Story

North Dakota To Launch Website That Will Notify Public Of Spills

posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:16 PM

The North Dakota Health Department will launch a website sometime this week that will enable the public to monitor reported oil spills and other hazardous leaks. Full Story

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency

posted on November 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Sugar Beets Could Improve Dairy Efficiency
Autumn in the Midwest offers a colorful backdrop for farmers taking to the field to reap what they’ve sown. And while fall harvest is a common sight across the land, what one group outside the town of Antigo is pulling out of the ground is... Full Story

Firm Wants to Build Largest Pipeline Yet from ND

posted on November 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian company has applied to build the largest pipeline yet from western North Dakota's booming oil patch. The proposed oil pipeline would run 612 miles into Minnesota and Wisconsin. Enbridge Energy said... Full Story

100s of North Dakota Oil Spills Not Reported

posted on October 25, 2013 at 3:35 PM

North Dakota, the nation's No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public Full Story

Oil in Quebec train disaster was mislabeled

posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

TORONTO (AP) — The oil carried by a freight train that derailed and exploded in Quebec this year had been misclassified as a less dangerous type of crude, Canadian officials said Wednesday, and they urged U.S. and Canadian regulators to ensure... Full Story

Cool temps hamper Dakota bees' honey production

posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:59 PM

A month-long stretch of cooler summer temperatures in the Dakotas has honey producers anticipating a drop in the states' honey crops as extracting gets underway. Full Story

Rain and Snow Help Reduce Drought

posted on April 19, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Rain and Snow Help Reduce Drought
The calendar says spring, but Mother Nature continues to disagree. Heavy snow fell in the plains --- most recently in Nebraska and Minnesota --- where travel was slowed because of the precipitation. Full Story
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