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10 hrs ago | Business Journal

Wednesday Five: New SAT questions, pension issues and traffic cannons

Rather than requiring knowledge of arcane vocabulary, new SAT questions unveiled this morning show the test will focus on "analyzing relevant words in context" and doing things like drawing conclusions from scatterplots.


Related Topix: North Dakota Government, Missouri Government, Missouri

14 hrs ago | Flying

Taking Wing: Schooled in North Dakota

It's almost 8 a.m., but darkness still clings to the edges of the frozen prairie.


Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, University of North Dakota

17 hrs ago |

US judge overturns North Dakota abortion law

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ruled that the law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected is "invalid and unconstitutional" and that it "cannot withstand a constitutional challenge."


Related Topix: Abortion, Jack Dalrymple, US Governors

Yesterday | Minot Daily News

3 apply to succeed Judge McLees

Three Minot lawyers have applied to succeed North Central Judicial District Judge William McLees when he steps down from the bench at the end of June.


Related Topix: Minot, ND, Ward County, ND, Grand Forks, ND

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The News Tribune

Rail companies to report fertilizer delivery plans

The Surface Transportation Board's decision Tuesday comes in response to a hearing it held last week on recent service problems in the nation's rail network.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, John Thune, Senator John Hoeven, North Dakota Government

Free Republic

New 2014 Rich States, Poor States Rankings Show States Are Making Large Reforms

Since 2008, Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index has used the latest economic data to determine which states are doing well and which states are struggling.


Mon Apr 14, 2014

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Trains hauling oil to York County refinery prompt safety concerns

Recently added train service that hauls raw crude oil to a storage facility in York County has some activists questioning the safety implications.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, North Dakota Government, Virginia, Virginia Government, Canada

ENR-Engineering News-Record

Unions Push To Find and Train Workers in North Dakota Boom

The North Dakota Building Trades Council, Bismarck, says it has more than 100 signatory contractors.


Related Topix: Makoti, ND


Prosecutor: Report on white supremacist has errors

The man prosecuting a white supremacist who unsuccessfully tried to turn the small North Dakota town of Leith into an all-white enclave says an investigative report ordered by a judge is riddled with errors.



Hoeven: BNSF pledges to speed fertilizer delivery

Sen. John Hoeven says BNSF Railway Co. has promised to add more trains to ensure timely delivery of fertilizer for spring planting.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, US Governors, John Hoeven, North Dakota Government

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Washington Times

Heitkamp finds identity as Obama energy critic

President Barack Obama 's energy policies lack "consistency." His rhetoric may be all-of-the-above but that is "not what we see."


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota Government

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Minot Daily News

Housing needed

A workforce housing provider in North Dakota announced this past week it has been awarded a nearly $30 million contract to provide workforce housing in the Bakken shale.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Security, New Town, ND, Williston, ND, Canada, Tioga, ND

The Motley Fool

Is a Major Derailment Looming for Our Nation's Railroads?

Many investors, including Warren Buffett, are now more bullish than ever on the growth opportunities for railroad operators as they haul crude out of the Bakken and other shale plays across the U.S. The problem with this idea is that carrying crude by train isn't nearly as safe or effective as allowing a pipeline to gently guide crude to where it ... (more)


Related Topix: Warren Buffett, North Dakota Government

Fri Apr 11, 2014


Federal Lawsuit Focuses Attention on Safety of Toxic Chemicals on Minn. Railroads

Last July, 47 people were killed when a runaway oil train exploded in the middle of a small Canadian town.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, North Dakota Government, Minnesota, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, Chemistry, Science


North Dakota oil production limited by winter, Texas study says

North Dakota oil production, which is poised to break the 1 million barrels per day benchmark, will peak at 1.2 million to 1.5 million barrels per day over the next five years, limited by winter weather and competition from Texas, a Bismarck engineering firm said this week.


Related Topix: Weather


Gophers To Play For NCAA Hockey Title

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will take on Union College of New York tomorrow night for the NCAA Men's Hockey National Championship.


Thu Apr 10, 2014

Insurance Journal West

North Dakota Regulators Recover $6.3M for Insurance Consumers in 2013

North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm announced that almost $6.3 million was recovered or saved for North Dakota citizens in 2013 through intervention by the state insurance department.


Related Topix: North Dakota Government

Greenwich Citizen

Dakota Digital Film Festival short films announced

The Dakota Digital Film Festival has announced the names of the short films that will be screened at its April 25 event in Bismarck.



Crocheting for a Cause

Maybell Corey of Bowbells began crocheting when she first got married, nearly 70 years ago.


Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Crochet, Bowbells, ND, Jack Dalrymple, US Governors, Burke County, ND, Lignite, ND

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Minot Daily News

Minot fills legislative tickets

Minot's two legislative districts holding elections this fall will have a full slate of candidates running for the North Dakota Senate and House.


Related Topix: Minot, ND, US News, Williston, ND


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