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U.S. Farmers Produce Bountiful Crop of Dry Beans

posted on December 19, 2014 at 2:13 PM

U.S. farmers produced a bountiful crop of dry beans this year, but any potential savings for consumers might be gobbled up by freight problems in the Northern Plains, where much of the crop is grown. Full Story

Falling Oil Prices Raise New Concerns for States

posted on December 12, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Plummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues to pay for roads and other government services. Full Story

North Dakota-to-Illinois Oil Pipeline Proposed

posted on December 5, 2014 at 5:23 PM

North Dakota-to-Illinois Oil Pipeline Proposed
The proposed $3.78-billion Dakota Access pipeline would transport 450,000 barrels of oil per day from the Bakken and Three Forks regions of North Dakota to southern Illinois. The new construction would tack-on barely 4 hundredths of one percent of... Full Story

Low Oil Prices Send Chills through Oil Patch

posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Lower oil prices, while good for the broader U.S. economy, are a threat to what has been a surprising and dramatic surge in oil production in the U.S., and to drilling communities that have come to depend on oil money. Full Story

Dayton: Pipelines part of solution to rail backlog

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Gov. Mark Dayton says more oil pipelines are part of the solution to a rail backlog that has clogged agricultural shipments across Minnesota. Full Story

Farmers turn to barges to deliver goods

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Congested rail ways have more corn and soybean farmers in Minnesota turning to the Mississippi River and its navigation system to move their goods. Full Story

Early tests don't find tainted water from oil boom

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. Full Story

North Dakota Mulls Rules to Make Crude Safer for Shipment

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:36 PM

North Dakota's top energy industry regulator unveiled new rules Thursday that would require companies to reduce the volatility of crude before it's shipped by rail. Full Story

Low Oil Prices Send Chills through Drilling Communities

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Lower oil prices, while good for the broader U.S. economy, are a threat to what has been a surprising and dramatic surge in oil production in the U.S., and to drilling communities that have come to depend on oil money. Full Story

North Dakota well leaking oil, gas and water

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota, authorities said Friday. North Dakota regulators said a well near Watford City in the western part of the state has been leaking oil, gas and water since Thursday. Full Story

Construction industry concerned about rail delays

posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Representatives of Minnesota's construction industry are the latest to express concern about the state's congested railways caused in part by increased oil shipments moving from North Dakota. Full Story

Hemp Seeds Seized At US-Canada Border

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. Full Story

Oil boom produces jobs bonanza for archaeologists

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... Full Story

Sharp rise in West Coast oil trains, fears abound

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... Full Story

Petroleum Industry Pushes Back on Call for Rail Car Changes

posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Petroleum Industry Pushes Back on Call for Rail Car Changes
A new study pushes back at calls for tougher rules for carrying crude, despite at least 8 major accidents transporting the oil in 2013. Full Story
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