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Life is better
Two years after the American Crystal Sugar Co. lockout and one year after they gave up on returning to work at the Hillsboro, N.D., plant, three former employees say they’re doing better than they could have imagined.
Monday, September, 09, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Pipeline leak spills 20,600 barrels of oil in ND wheat field
An estimated 20,600 barrels of Bakken crude spilled near Tioga, N.D., after a pipeline leaked in a wheat field in northwest North Dakota, an official says.
Thursday, October, 10, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Regulator says company should have been warned of ND pipeline trouble
A federal regulator says preliminary test results showing a problem with the oil pipeline that leaked more than 20,000 barrels of Bakken crude should have been available to the company before the leak was discovered.
Thursday, October, 24, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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An earful about ag
Eric Cantor toured the Bakken Oil Patch on Aug. 28 to see North Dakota’s energy production firsthand, but he also talked one-on-one with Cando, N.D., farmer Gene Nicholas about the state’s other leading industry.
Tuesday, September, 03, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Train explosion sparks concern over oil transport
Members of Dakota Resource Council are thankful no one was hurt in the explosion of the train carrying North Dakota oil in Casselton.
Monday, January, 20, 2014 - Agweek - News

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ND county examines tax breaks for CHS fertilizer plant
The Stutsman County (N.D.) Commission established a committee to begin negotiations with CHS Inc. regarding assessment and possible tax breaks for its nitrogen fertilizer plant.
Wednesday, January, 22, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Hoeven: BNSF to dedicate resources to fertilizer delivery
The largest railroad company serving North Dakota will devote unit trains and crews to deliver fertilizer ahead of the spring planting season, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said this morning.
Monday, April, 14, 2014 - - News

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BNSF’s ND track violations top 700 over last 8 years
Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF in the past eight years for defects on its tracks in North Dakota, according to a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration.
Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 - - News

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Minn. grain elevator addition stalled by dust, noise, traffic concerns
A proposed $2.3 million grain elevator expansion project in Hallock, Minn., has been stalled and ultimately might be dumped over a controversy involving dust, noise, traffic — and a tiny park.
Monday, January, 06, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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House majority leader Cantor talks farm bill during oil tour of western ND
In the middle of a crew camp that houses North Dakota oil workers, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor got an earful about agriculture.
Thursday, August, 29, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Oil and ag compete for role of ND's biggest industry
Is the oil industry now bigger than farming in North Dakota? The latest figures are rather startling, raising eyebrows on even oil industry experts gathered in Grand Forks this week who are most in touch with the boom that hasn’t leveled off after six years.
Monday, September, 23, 2013 - Forum News Service - News

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Rail cars ablaze after ND train derailment, collision
As many as a dozen oil tank cars burst into flames in eastern North Dakota on Monday after a collision with another train, state officials said, the latest in a string of incidents that have raised alarms over growing oil-rail traffic.
Monday, December, 30, 2013 - - News

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Sen. Franken talks sugar, rail service in East Grand Forks, Minn.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., said he’ll do what he can to help Red River Valley sugar beet growers hurt by slow rail service and imports of subsidized Mexican sugar.
Tuesday, April, 15, 2014 - Agweek - News

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As grain piles up, farmers ask, ‘Where are the trains?'
Train delays have been chronic all winter at Agassiz Valley and across the Midwest. Engines are running five to 10 days late, creating an increasingly costly backup. Farmers can’t haul grain from their farm storage to the elevator because the grain can’t move to market.
Thursday, March, 27, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Tesoro Logistics restarts pipeline shut down by oil spill
Tesoro Logistics has restarted the oil pipeline that was shut down Sept. 29 because of a massive spill in western North Dakota’s Mountrail County, a company spokeswoman says.
Friday, November, 01, 2013 - - News

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Be skeptical of 'peak ag'
A few years ago, midway through the growing season, I asked a veteran farmer about his crops. He said his immediate area was dry and some of his fields were deteriorating.
Monday, September, 16, 2013 - Agweek - News

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Cornvention speakers urge ethanol support
FARGO, N.D. — The North Dakota Cornvention 2014 focused heavily on the benefits of corn ethanol, an industry facing a hit with a proposed reduction to the Renewable Fuels Standard. The North Dakota Corn Growers Association and North Dakota Corn Council put on the event, which featured speaker Kent Satrang, CEO of PetroServe USA. The company owns a chain of 21 convenience stores in Minnesota and North Dakota, leading the nation with 65 bioblender pumps. It operates all six private-label E15 stations in North Dakota.
Monday, February, 24, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Railroads have a strong legacy in ND
Considering the Dec. 30 train derailment in Casselton, N.D., and our congressional delegation’s call for straightforward regulation to increase railroad safety, I’ve thought a lot about the legacy of railroads in North Dakota. It is, after all, North Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood this year, and so much of our history is tied to the railroads.
Monday, March, 31, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Oil traffic could delay US fertilizer shipments, farmers warn
Increasing use of railroads to ship crude oil could disrupt fertilizer cargo this spring as Midwest farmers prepare for planting, U.S. agriculture leaders warn, even as one railroad said on Monday it will take steps to ensure timely deliveries.
Tuesday, April, 15, 2014 - - News

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