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Evacuations urged in North Dakota after oil train collision

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 11:35

Residents within 5 miles (8 km) of Casselton were urged to evacuate to avoid contact with the smoke. Residents within 10 miles were asked to remain indoors.

Train collision in North Dakota sets oil rail cars ablaze

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 06:47

A BNSF train carrying crude oil in North Dakota collided with another train on Monday, setting off a series of explosions that left at least 10 cars ablaze, the latest in a string of incidents that have raised alarms over growing oil-by-rail traffic.

US: North Dakota Governor signs `foetal pain` measure

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 14:23

Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple signed into law a measure that outlaws abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the disputed premise that at that point a foetus can feel pain.

US governor approves 6-week abortion ban

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 23:25

A Republican governor signed legislation that that he would make North Dakota the most restrictive US state on abortion rights.

Frigid weather hits US, -52 degree wind chill in North Dakota

Last Updated: Thursday, January 07, 2010, 23:51

Snow was piled so high in Iowa that drivers couldn`t see across intersections and a North Dakota snowblower repair shop was overwhelmed with business as heavy snow and wind chills as low as 52 below zero blasted much of Midwest.