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Friday Sep 12 | SFGate

What to Know in Montana for Sept. 12

Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars. The lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics says the agency failed to respond to a legal petition the groups filed in July.

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Related Topix: Montana, North Dakota Government

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Hill

Green groups sue DOT over crude oil trains

Green groups filed a lawsuit against the Department of Transportation on Thursday for not responding to calls to ban the use of older rail cars carrying flammable crude oil. The Sierra Club, ForestEthics, and Earthjustice are suing the DOT after the department didn't respond to a legal petition filed in July.

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Related Topix: North Dakota Government, Train Disaster

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Minot Daily News

Lower interest rate

Ryan Taylor, the Democrat-NPL candidate for North Dakota agriculture commissioner, held a press conference at Minot State University Wednesday to discuss his proposal to make improvements to the Bank of North Dakota's DEAL One consolidation program. "The Bank of North Dakota reported $94 million in net earnings last year, the tenth consecutive year of record profits," said Taylor.

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Related Topix: Minot State University

Minot Daily News

Sinner advocates more competition to resolve issues

North Dakota's Democratic candidate for Congress would like to see additional railroad companies come into North Dakota to help break up the shipping backlog in the state. George Sinner, who is running against Republican Congressman Kevin Cramer, was in Minot Tuesday after attending a housing meeting in Williston Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Kevin Cramer, Minot, ND

Rock102online.com

New Security Measures In Place At Fargo Courthouse

New security measures are in place at the courthouse is North Dakota's largest city. KFGO reports that the improvements at the Cass County Courthouse include bulletproof glass and an expanded security station.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Minot Daily News

North Dakotans divided on Measure 1

Grassroots coalitions have taken positions on both sides of a constitutional right-to life amendment that will be decided by voters Nov. 4. Opponents say the single-sentence Human Rights Amendment is too open to interpretation and could lead to more government intrusion into personal lives. Supporters say the measure is needed to safeguard existing laws.

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Related Topix: Minot, ND, Bismarck, ND

Valley News Live

North Dakota Reports First West Nile-Related Death in 2014

The North Dakota Department of Health announced the state's first West Nile virus-related death in 2014, according to West Nile Virus Surveillance Coordinator Alicia Lepp. The woman who died was hospitalized and was older than 60 years of age.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Minot Daily News

Coats and backpacks to be given away Sept. 13

Bob Gross will be giving away winter coats, snowsuits and backpacks to children on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Roosevelt Park Zoo entrance.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Minot Daily News

N.D. Guard to drill despite budget cuts

Tens of thousands of Army National Guard members from New Hampshire to Hawaii have been idled because of a $101 million gap that has led to drills being postponed and travel being suspended. North Dakota Guard spokeswoman Sgt.

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Related Topix: US National Guard, US Military

Minot Daily News

Protect post offices like bald eagles

There surely were sighs of relief around western North Dakota late last week when word got out that 30 post offices in the Bakken will be allowed to keep their normal operating hours. Sen. John Hoeven said Thursday that he had received confirmation from Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman that the Postal Service will adhere to its commitment in April to maintain current service hours at the 30 post offices that were going to have their hours reduced.

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

Sat Sep 06, 2014

WPTV Local News

Accused distracted driver charged with homicide

A North Dakota woman who police say was using Facebook on her cellphone when she crashed into another car is accused of negligent homicide in the death of a great-grandmother during the May accident. Abby Sletten, 20, appeared in Traill County District Court on Wednesday to face a count of negligent homicide, court documents said.

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Related Topix: North Dakota Government

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Publishers' Weekly

A Hot Summer For Indie Stores

Despite high rents and preliminary data from the U.S. Census Bureau that shows a 7.9% drop in overall bookstore sales for the first half of 2014, PW 's informal poll of nearly two dozen indie bookstores found that many overcame a tough winter and are, in fact, up for the year. Some are way up.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, Cooked, Books

Manufacturing.net

Hoeven Celebrates Grand Opening Of Bobcat's $28 Million Acceleration Center

Senator John Hoeven today marked the grand opening of the new $28 million Bobcat Company Acceleration Center located at the company's Bismarck-based Northern Plains Commerce Centre facility. The 190,000 square-foot facility will house office and lab space, classrooms, demonstration and machine operation areas, and its 175 employees will conduct initial design and prototype manufacturing, testing new ideas and concepts and helping to bring future Bobcat products to market more quickly.

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

PR-inside.com

Just Published: "Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (KOG) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review"

It carries out the exploration, exploitation, acquisition and production of crude oil and natural gas in the US. Kodiak has developed an oil and natural gas asset base of proved reserves and wide portfolio of development and exploratory drilling activities on high-potential conventional and non-conventional prospects targeting on oil resource plays.

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KVOX-FM Fargo

USPS To Maintain Service Hours At 30 ND Offices

Thirty post offices in North Dakota's oil country that were scheduled to have their workdays reduced will maintain their hours of operation. The U.S. Postal Service this week formally agreed to not disrupt service at the 30 locations in the growing region.

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

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Deseret News

wins top awards in print, online and photo journalism

The Deseret News received top awards in print, online and photo journalism Thursday, garnering more first place and overall awards than any other media in its circulation category in the 2014 Utah Idaho Spokane Associated Press Association contest. Deseret News Journalist Amy Joi O'Donoghue received first place honors for beat reporting and received recognition for investigative work into the solar industry and her exploration of the impact of the oil boom in North Dakota on that state and on Utah.

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Related Topix: Journalism

Norwalk Citizen News

ND tax commissioner seeking alcohol treatment

North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger announced Thursday that he'll take an unpaid leave of absence to seek treatment for alcohol addiction. "I believe my prognosis is good and I expect to be back at work and on the campaign trail in just a few weeks," Rauschenberger said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Jack Dalrymple, US Governors, Mandan, ND, Bismarck, ND

UPI

Crime growing issue in North Dakota's oil patch

Federal law enforcement agents need to be positioned in the heart of the North Dakota oil patch to address rising crime rates, Sen. John Hoeven said. The state attorney general said in a July report violent crimes in the state in 2013 increased by 7.4 percent while arrests for drug-related offenses increased 19.5 percent from 2012.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Hoeven, North Dakota Government, US Governors, John Hoeven, Drug Enforcement Administration

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Valley News Live

Drivers Not Too Frustrated Over Detours & Construction Zone Congestion

Traffic moved slowly through the 25th street construction zone tonight and at times came to a standstill. Drivers were detoured off Interstate 94 onto 25th street, south through the construction zone to 32nd avenue, across 32nd to University and then north on University back to the interstate.

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Related Topix: North Dakota Government

KSL-TV

State education board approves capital projects

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education took a $69-million chunk out of its $808 million backlog in deferred maintenance projects, and some board members say it's not enough.

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