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N.D. to host national energy meeting

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By Forum News Service  WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Energy has chosen North Dakota as a site for a nationwide meeting to examine critical energy issues, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced Friday. Heitkamp, D-N.D., called on Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to hold a regional meeting in North Dakota after President Obama established a Quadrennial Energy Review. The goal of the ...

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Heitkamp: USPS relief on the way

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Thursday that she’s encouraged by progress being made on U.S. Postal Service issue customers face in her state. Following a March 12 meeting with U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, the North Dakota Democrat said frustrated citizens can expect a number of improvements to be implemented soon. Heitkamp also met with Megan Brennan, the Postal Service’s director ...

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Heitkamp town hall meeting in Fargo focuses on oilfield worries


By: Emily Welker FARGO – During Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s town hall meeting at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School here Wednesday, more than a little of the focus was on western North Dakota. Ron Guggisberg, a member of the state House from Fargo and a Fire Department captain, talked about development in the state’s Oil Patch and accompanying concerns with railroad safety. ...

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Heitkamp asks for road money for reservations

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WASHINGTON — More than 60 percent of tribal roads are unpaved and 27 percent of bridges on tribal lands are deficient, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp highlighted Thursday. Heitkamp, D-N.D., pressed federal officials during a committee hearing on federal transportation programs to improve roads and bridges on tribal lands, citing statistics from the Federal Highway Administration. “All five North Dakota tribes continue ...

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Heitkamp highlights need for ND to limit flaring


By: Archie Ingersoll, Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. — Sen. Heidi Heitkamp emphasized the importance of continued investment to capture North Dakota’s natural gas during a tour Friday of a gas processing facility near Williston. “If there’s one issue out here that has garnered a lot of attention, it’s gas flaring,” Heitkamp said. Heitkamp, D-N.D., met with representatives from ONEOK Partners ...

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Heitkamp says time is now for decision on Keystone


By HENRY C. JACKSON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says the Obama administration should make a decision soon on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. And she says that decision should be to go ahead with the project.Heitkamp met Wednesday with Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird and Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer.The Canadian officials ...

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Western ND Postal Service gets Heitkamp’s stamp of disapproval

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By: Bryan Horwath, Forum News Service, INFORUM DICKINSON, N.D. – People in the energy-impacted areas of western North Dakota have been dealing with U.S. Postal Service problems since the onset of the oil boom. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp said Friday she wants to see solutions. Speaking at a forum including both local and regional Postal Service leaders at the Strom Center, the ...

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Deadline needed to get oil tankers upgraded


By: Lauren Donovan The chief executive officer for BNSF Railway felt pressure from both North Dakota U.S. senators over the weekend after the town of Casselton had a near-miss from a Bakken oil rail explosion. Both Sens. John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp said the rail industry can’t upgrade tankers to a new tougher standard fast enough and some sort of deadline ...

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