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School bus drivers are increasingly difficult to hire, retain
September 8, 2019 - 7:42am
Ensuring buses are safe is only part of a school district's transportation safety equation. Bus drivers are another critical factor in getting...
Students get trucking: Minnesota schools, industry partner to train students to obtain CDL
May 15, 2019 - 2:10pm
WILLMAR, Minn. — Jason Duininck has 20 jobs available right now at Duininck Inc. for applicants with a commercial driver's license.He's concerned...
Williston, N.D., airport set to take off in the fall
April 1, 2019 - 5:25pm
WILLISTON, N.D. – Only a few more months, Williston airport passengers. Only a few more months of crowding into Sloulin Field – probably...
Prices at the pump expected to continue spring climb
March 27, 2019 - 9:54am
GRAND FORKS - Gas prices in North Dakota and Minnesota have increased about 8.5 cents per gallon the past week, a trend experts say will continue...
Why don't all school buses have seat belts for kids?
February 9, 2019 - 2:41pm
FARGO — Children are taught to wear seat belts to stay safe in a vehicle, but when they board a large school bus there's no way for them to...
BNSF explains new cameras able to detect rail flaws at 70 mph at ND Capitol exhibit
January 23, 2019 - 10:01am
BISMARCK - BNSF Railway will begin equipping its fleet in March with cameras capable of snapping images at 70 mph with enough detail to show...
Regional gas prices drop in time for Thanksgiving
November 19, 2018 - 3:53pm
FARGO - Thanksgiving travelers in the region will see lower prices at the pump compared to a week ago, but you will still spend more than you...
Wanted: 'Wind drivers' and others to handle oversized loads, Anderson Trucking Service’s specialty
October 29, 2018 - 7:37pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn. - “Ever wonder who sits behind the wheel of those BIG RIGS?” That’s a slogan from my youth; I remember it as a line from...
Uber to offer statewide rideshare in ND
October 22, 2018 - 7:23pm
BISMARCK -- From Almont to Zap, anyone in need of a ride can Uber — if there’s a driver nearby. The ridesharing mobile phone application...
Group pushes for more Fargo-to-Chicago passenger rail service
September 15, 2018 - 2:15pm
FARGO — Expanded daytime passenger train service from Fargo to Chicago with stops in between could become a reality if Minnesota lawmakers...
ND auto dealers: Tariffs could pose 'significant challenge'
September 10, 2018 - 5:16pm
FARGO — Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., briefed North Dakota auto dealers on federal efforts to resolve trade disputes during a meeting with...
Minneapolis-St. Paul airport gets top billing in North America
March 7, 2018 - 12:08pm
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Tuesday, March 6, was named the best airport of its size in North America by the Airports Council...
Central North Dakota town braces for loss of Canadian Pacific jobs
December 23, 2017 - 6:00pm
HARVEY, N.D. — Civic leaders in this central North Dakota town expect Canadian Pacific's decision to pull dozens of jobs out of the area...
Businesses search for alternative ways to move grain after rail bridge fire in Grand Forks
August 21, 2017 - 9:00am
GRAND FORKS, ND - Local businesses are already feeling burned as a result of the Friday, Aug. 18, fire. One company says they could be out $50,000....
Duluth-Superior aviation employment grew 39 percent since 2007; more workers needed
August 17, 2017 - 9:18am
DULUTH, Minn.—The Duluth-Superior aviation cluster has reached a comfortable cruising altitude, but it isn't done climbing yet. Local jobs...