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Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
Topic - John Hoeven
Minot Daily News, Minot, March 4, 2014
The Army Corps of Engineers announced plans Tuesday to fund the final $6.3 million needed to complete the planning, engineering and design phase for the Red River diversion project.
Amtrak is expected to resume normal operations through Grand Forks, Devils Lake and Rugby in North Dakota this week.
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency faced tough crowds Friday during stops in North Dakota, where coal and ethanol continue to be a big part of the oil-rich state's energy mix.
The U.S. Postal Service will grant pay increases and bonuses to recruit and retain mail carriers in western North Dakota's oil patch, where the region's soaring population has led to overwhelmed workers, long lines at post offices and tardy or undelivered mail.
The wife of a former North Dakota county sheriff who was removed from office by the governor nearly 13 years ago in part because of illegal spending is now accused of financial wrongdoing herself.
BNSF Railway Co. has promised to add more locomotives and crews in an effort to address delays in Amtrak service and agricultural product shipping in North Dakota, the state's congressional delegation said Tuesday.
The legislative fight in Washington over the nation's new farm bill may be over, but North Dakota lawmakers say their work on it is hardly done.
The city of Minot is asking the federal government to extend the eligibility deadline for a program aimed at helping residents repair homes damaged in the summer 2011 Souris River flood.
Small farms have been off-limits to the federal agency that oversees workplace safety for decades. But lawmakers in North Dakota and other states have grown sufficiently concerned that they're warning the Obama administration to keep regulators away from family farms and to preserve years of precedent.
North Dakota is getting more federal money to help low-income people heat their homes.
The State Department report that found no major environmental objections to construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline came as no surprise Friday to both proponents and opponents of the project in energy-rich North Dakota.
North Dakota's congressional delegation says contracts have been awarded so SkyWest Airlines can fly to Devils Lake and Jamestown.
Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation say President Barack Obama needs to work with Congress to move the country forward.
The mail processing center in Minot has received a reprieve.
"We have a real challenge," said Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. He added that Obama "could have and should have" included funding.