Latest Missouri River News

Dakota Access asks high court to reverse pipeline decision

Sep. 21, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company that operates the Dakota Access oil pipeline is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling ordering additional environmental review, saying it puts the line at risk of being shut down. A Washington, D.C., Circuit Court...

Low water levels could hinder Missouri River access

Sep. 11, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials say a planned reduction in releases out of Garrison Dam could lower Missouri River water levels by as much 2 feet in coming weeks. The Bismarck Tribune reports the drop will affect private boat docks and marinas along the river and likely...

Missouri River species recovery plan sees deep budget cuts

Sep. 06, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Beneath the swirling waters of the Missouri River, underwater microphones eavesdropped on fish. A boat of biologists drifted downstream, listening for the crisp beeps that would indicate a pallid sturgeon, tagged with an electronic tracker,...

Missouri River ruling favors North Dakota water project

Aug. 28, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by the state of Missouri seeking to stop a project that would supply Missouri River water to central North Dakota. The Bismarck Tribune reports the ruling will enable the federal Bureau of Reclamation to move...

Woman pleads guilty in 1 son's death, injuring his brother

Aug. 27, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City woman on Friday admitted that she drowned her 8-year-old son in a bathtub and tried to smother her 6-year-old son before jumping off a bridge into the Missouri River. Aushena Warren, 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and...

4 escape from SUV that plunged into river, driver arrested

Aug. 26, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Four people escaped from an SUV that plunged into the Missouri River in Bismarck. Police say the driver, one of the four occupants, has been arrested on suspicion of driving drunk. Officers responded to the river shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday...

Storms bring heavy rain, damaging winds to St. Louis area

Aug. 13, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of households and businesses remained without power in St. Louis and surrounding communities Friday morning after powerful storms swept the region, knocking down trees, sheering off roofs and bringing down power lines. Power utility...

University will get $4m to guard against landslide

Aug. 12, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The University of Mary in Bismarck will get almost $4 million from the federal government to help prevent a landslide. The Bismarck Tribune reported Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will award $3.9...

To fight invasive carp, Missouri scientists track the babies

Aug. 06, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — For decades, four invasive species of carp have been devouring plants, gorging on plankton and endangering an interconnected community of fish, plants and mollusks beneath the murky brown water of the Missouri River. At the same time,...

More oil shipped as Dakota Access Pipeline expansion starts

Aug. 06, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — More oil is being shipped through the Dakota Access Pipeline to the dismay of opponents who say the line expansion should not have gone into service before an environmental study has been completed. Energy Transfer executives said during a...