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Cass County leads ND in derailments; county official says Casselton fiery

cassleton train derailment

By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM CASSELTON, N.D. – While they’ve never experienced a train disaster of the magnitude seen in Monday’s fiery crash near here, Cass County residents are no strangers to train derailments. The county led North Dakota with 30 train derailments from January 2000 through October 2013, and nearly half of the county’s 37 overall train accidents ...

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Mandan man charged after striking power pole

By BRIAN GEHRING | Bismarck Tribune Bismarck Tribune A Mandan man was arrested for drunken driving and minor in consumption New Year’s Day after the vehicle he was driving struck a power pole west of Stage Stop. Benjamin Alphons Kraft, 18, was charged Thursday with Class B misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence and minor in consumption. He pleaded ...

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Letter: North Dakotans want more done

By: Paul H. Myerchin, Bismarck, INFORUM It’s clear: North Dakotans want to protect and enhance the quality of North Dakota’s great outdoors for our children and grandchildren. The overwhelming interest in the state’s new conservation funding program comes as no surprise to those of us supporting the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment. The fact that applications are double what ...

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Public hearings set for proposed ND pipeline


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Public Service Commission has set three public hearings for a proposed pipeline that would move North Dakota oil to Minnesota and Wisconsin. The hearings for Enbridge Energy’s Sandpiper pipeline are slated for Feb. 19 in Grand Forks; Feb. 20 in Devils Lake; and Feb. 27 in Minot. The Calgary, Alberta-based company is proposing the ...

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Landowners lose in ND mineral rights case

By: Mike Lee, E&E reporter State officials won a high-stakes court fight over ownership of thousands of acres of oil-producing property in North Dakota, settling part of a long-running dispute about how to divide up the profit from the Bakken Shale oil boom.The North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that the state owns the so-called shore zone between the high- and ...

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