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With firetrucks as a backdrop, Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, center, listens as North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven makes opening remarks during a meeting Thursday about rail safety at the fire station in Casselton. Also at the front table are North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple and North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp at far right. Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson also was at the table. Dave Wallis / The Forum

Feds say new rail standards coming to be announced next week


CASSELTON, N.D. – The Department of Transportation will submit a package of regulatory changes for rail shippers next week that include new tank car standards, Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

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