U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) announced Monday that United Airlines will begin offering twice-daily nonstop service from TRRA to Denver on June 6. The airline will use 50-seat United Express regional jet planes, a step up from the smaller aircraft used by Great Lakes Airlines for its routes to and from the same two cities.The newspaper also reports construction on a bypass around Dickinson could begin as early as this summer:
Construction for a bypass around Dickinson may begin as soon as this summer, drawing travelers wishing to move from Interstate 94 to Highway 22 north away from the city and Third Avenue West.
The Dickinson City Commission voted to endorse a bypass route that travels along 33rd Street Southwest where it meets with Highway 22 until it meets with 116th Avenue where it meets Interstate 94, with an intermediate connection at 113th Avenue Southwest at its regular meeting Monday evening at City Hall.With regard to the bypass, a reader notes three points (see Google maps, "116th Ave SW & 33rd St SW, Dickinson North, Stark, North Dakota 58601" also):
1) currently there is no connection between 116th Avenue and the interstate, suggesting a cloverleaf off the interstate will have to be builtThis story provides the general location for the new MDU-Calumet diesel refinery:
2) further south on 116th Avenue, south of the interstate, northwest of the lake, is a large circular railroad track -- crude-by-rail loading terminal -- just a bit to the southeast of this "116th Ave SW & 37th St SW, Dickinson North, Stark, North Dakota 58601" on google maps
3) and, the reader thought he had recalled that it was the land directly west of this CBR facility where the MDU-Calumet diesel refinery is to be built
MDU and Calumet Specialty Products Partners of Indianapolis have scouted a 200-acre plot of land about five miles southwest of Dickinson on 116th Avenue Southwest.