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FILE - In this May 9, 2015, file photo, workers unload pipes in Worthing, S.D., for the Dakota Access oil pipeline that stretches from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to Illinois. A federal judge on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, nearly three years after it began carrying oil.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline

Mar. 25, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, nearly three years after it began carrying oil despite protests by people who gathered in North Dakota for more than a year. U.S. District Judge...

Man shot in Lewistown; suspect killed by officers in Dillon

Mar. 16, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

LEWISTOWN, Mont. (AP) — A person of interest in a weekend homicide in central Montana has been shot to death by law enforcement officers in Dillon. Douglas John Foster, 47, was suspected in the shooting death of David Byron Sessions, 52, whose body was found early Saturday after someone called 911 to...

Corps: Mainstem Missouri River levee system mostly restored

Mar. 13, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Omaha District has reached its goal of having the Missouri River mainstem levee system restored to its full height following massive flooding a year ago that devastated areas of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. While there is still much work to be...

WWII veteran thanks roofers for saving him from icy river

Mar. 7, 2020 12:47 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A World War II veteran is thanking two roofers who saved him after he fell into the icy Missouri River. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 96-year-old James Campagna was ice-fishing on the river about eight miles north of the city on Feb. 28 when the four-inch thick ice broke. He...

Body found in Missouri River was man missing since October

Mar. 6, 2020 11:42 AM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Officials in Cascade County have released the name of a man whose body was found in the Missouri River near Great Falls last weekend. Sheriff Jesse Slaughter said Thursday the body of Victor Struss, 64, was found on Sunday morning. He had been reported missing in October. Foul...

FILE - In this May 10, 2019 file photo, a Sapp Bros. gas station in Percival, Iowa, stands in floodwaters from the Missouri River. Republican senators from four states that have seen severe flooding from the Missouri River are backing legislation that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change its management of the river to reduce flooding risk. The measure, which was introduced Thursday, March, 5, 2020, follows criticism from residents of flooded areas that the Corps should give flood protection a higher priority than environmental, recreational and other needs. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Senators urge changes to reduce Missouri River flooding

Mar. 5, 2020 7:44 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican senators from four states that have seen severe flooding from the Missouri River are backing legislation that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change its management of the river to reduce flooding risk. The measure, which was introduced Thursday, follows...

Editorial Roundup:

Mar. 2, 2020 6:47 PM EST

Omaha World-Herald. March 1, 2020 Congress should approve this proposal to boost Midlands flood repairs. A year ago this month, flooding brought catastrophic devastation to the Midlands. Lamentably, this spring could bring a repeat in many areas. It’s vital that our area maximize our ability to carry out...

Authorities try to identify body found in Missouri River

Mar. 2, 2020 6:11 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities are working to identify a body that was found in the Missouri River near Great Falls. The body of an unidentified male was found near Rainbow Dam on Sunday, Cascade County sheriff's officials said in a statement on Monday. The body will be taken to the State Crime...

Corps decreasing water flowing into lower Missouri River

Mar. 2, 2020 5:56 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water being released into the Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam will be decreased somewhat this week, so the river levels won't interfere with ongoing levee repairs downstream. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that the amount of water flowing out of Gavins...

Nebraska to feds: Prioritize flood control on Missouri River

Feb. 27, 2020 6:46 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers sent a nearly unanimous message Thursday to federal officials who control the flow of the Missouri River: focus on preventing floods above all else. Lawmakers voted 43-1 on a resolution calling on Congress and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to make flood control...