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Federal Surface Transportation Board to Look At Regional Rail Delays.

Farmers and grain shippers have been complaining for several months that the two major railroads serving North Dakota – BNSF and CP Rail – have been late getting grain cars to the elevators.

They sometimes blame the oil industry – which ships about 60 percent of the crude oil produced in the Bakken by rail.

Now the federal Surface Transportation Board is holding a hearing in Fargo Thursday to hear from the shippers – and the railroads – about the problems.

Prairie Public’s Dave Thompson has the story.

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