Latest Missouri River News

North Dakota sues feds over pipeline protest police costs

Jul. 18, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota sued the federal government Thursday to recover the $38 million the state spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said he filed the claim in Bismarck federal court after the Army Corps of Engineers ignored an...

Pipe spills oilfield wastewater in Missouri River tributary

Jul. 15, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup is underway after 21,000 gallons of brine oilfield wastewater leaked from an underground pipeline in western North Dakota and into an unnamed tributary of the Missouri River, the state Health Department said Monday. State environmental scientist Bill Suess said the pipeline...

Tribes to get more documents sought in Dakota Access lawsuit

Jun. 25, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the Army Corps of Engineers to turn over more documents that four Native American tribes say could bolster their lawsuit seeking to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg directed the federal agency to give...

Officials: Rain, high reservoir releases to mean wet summer

Jun. 20, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The continued threat of rain and higher-than-normal reservoir releases into the Missouri River will hamper the draining of floodwaters in fields and plans to repair more than 100 levee breaks after devastating spring floods. Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the...

Mississippi River dropping below flood stage in Iowa

Jun. 13, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Mississippi River is dropping below flood stage along many of Iowa's riverfront cities after nearly three months of record highs caused by melting snow and torrential rain. The river dropped below flood stage at Guttenberg, Iowa, early Tuesday, and was more than half a foot (15...

Amtrak to partially restart Kansas City to St. Louis route

Jun. 12, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Amtrak service between St. Louis and Kansas City will be partially restored this week. The passenger rail service line and the Missouri Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that morning departures from the two cities on the Missouri River Runner route will resume Thursday....

The Latest: Biden: Trump wants to rewrite presidency limits

Jun. 11, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and Joe Biden visiting Iowa (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says President Donald Trump is trying to dismantle the limits on the presidency. The former vice president said Tuesday that in the 2020 election, voters...

Q&A: Missouri River flood risk to continue for months

Jun. 6, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The surging Missouri River is being filled with more than twice the normal amount of water from an upstream reservoir so more flooding is likely, and the heavy releases may continue for months. The flooding could be particularly bad in communities that sit behind levees that were damaged...

Missouri River will remain high because of water from dams

Jun. 6, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River from upstream dams will remain at a high level for several months because of recent heavy rain and remaining snowpack. The Army Corps of Engineers says it expects water releases from reservoirs on the Missouri to be above...

Floodwaters test sandbag fortifications around Missouri

Jun. 5, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The flooding Missouri and Mississippi rivers were testing sandbag fortifications Wednesday as surging waters making their way downstream rose to some of their highest levels in more than two decades in parts of Missouri. The Missouri River had been projected to start falling in...