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Canadian Pacific Railway officials said 2016 was “burdened with stiff economic headwinds and a challenging volume environment, the strength of the model was tested and proven.” The railway is looking ahead to a better year in 2017, including project work planned in North Dakota. Photo provided by CP Rail.

BNSF, CP meet demands for freight service

Major freight trains serving the Minot area faced a challenging economic environment last year but are looking forward to continuing to meet demands for freight service and future growth. BNSF and Canadian Pacific Railway serve the area. “BNSF Railway’s total volume across our network was ...

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Shown here is the Garrison Dam Power Plant and the large surge tanks located adjacent to it.

Clean, efficient hydroelectric power

RIVERDALE – The size of the machinery is unmatched in North Dakota. The electrical power generated is vital to many areas of the United States. The reliability is as good as it gets. The Garrison Dam Power Plant is a very impressive facility. Five massive turbines powered by water flowing ...

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Workers make progress in the construction of the Ward County jail expansion Feb. 8.

Times continue to change in commercial construction

Commercial construction activity can be cyclical, and the Minot region is seeing that cycle change as it comes off boom times to settle into a slower pace. But that makes it a good time for businesses thinking about projects to take a serious look, said Jason Sanders, president of Rolac ...