Latest Missouri River News

North Dakota offers license refunds to 30,000 deer hunters

Oct. 15, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is offering license refunds to nearly 30,000 deer hunters due to an outbreak of a viral disease in the western part of the state. It's the second straight year that the state’s Game and Fish Department is offering refunds to...

Carjacking in Council Bluffs injures woman; suspect stopped

Oct. 14, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A violent carjacking that injured a woman in Council Bluffs ended in a crash before the suspect could cross the Missouri River into Nebraska, police said. The incident began Wednesday night, when a man’s vehicle was hit from behind,...

Corps of Engineers considers nature-based flood control

Oct. 05, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is known for damming rivers and building levees to keep waterways at bay. But a new initiative seeks natural flood control solutions as climate change brings increasingly frequent and severe weather events that test the limits of concrete and steel. ...

Body found by kayakers in Missouri River

Oct. 02, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating the death of someone whose body was found in the Missouri River. WDAF-TV reports that kayakers found the body Saturday near the Bond Bridge. Authorities have not identified...

Corps plans more Montana dam releases to help sturgeon spawn

Oct. 02, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A plan designed to test whether boosting water releases from Fort Peck Dam in the spring could help endangered pallid sturgeon successfully spawn has been approved. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its environmental impact statement on...

Company agrees to pay hefty fine in large oil spill case

Sep. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company responsible for the largest oil field spill in North Dakota has pleaded guilty to criminal charges after reaching an agreement with the federal government to pay $15 million in fines. Summit Midstream Partners entered the pleas in...

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...