BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline says it has complied with terms of a 2017 agreement settling allegations it violated North Dakota rules during construction, though state regulators are seeking more information. Energy Transfer Partners was accused of removing too many trees and improperly handling a pipeline route change after discovering Native American artifacts.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A Montana judge says a Canadian company may continue preliminary work on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline while his order blocking construction is in effect. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris said Wednesday he will clarify his Nov. 8 injunction to allow TransCanada to conduct engineering and planning activities, confirm shipper contracts, meet with different groups and acquire equipment and land rights.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Agricultural Products Utilization Commission has awarded five quarterly grants totaling about $144,000. The group better known as APUC funds developers of North Dakota farm-related products. Approved requests this quarter are for projects involving holiday marketing, coating materials, grain and forage research, and ethanol production.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Ice and snow caused problems for motorists and delayed schools in the Dakotas on Wednesday, and forecasters said a “significant” winter storm might follow in south central and southeast South Dakota this weekend. The slick conditions prompted a 1 1/2-hour shutdown of a long stretch of Interstate 94 in southwestern North Dakota. In South Dakota, black ice on Interstate 29 in the Beresford area caused numerous vehicles to slide in the ditch.
Jamestown, N.D. (John M. Steiner / The Sun) – Jamestown Police Department responded to a call involving a car that rolled west across 2nd Avenue Southwest from the St. John’s Lutheran Church parking lot near the 5th Street Southwest intersection. The car rolled into the yard of the home at 414 2nd Ave. SW, taking out a porch-step railing and coming to rest between the house and a light pole without causing other damage or any apparent injuries.