Latest Missouri River News

Montana river level rising after gate on dam repaired

Dec. 02, 2021 12:56 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Workers have repaired a failed gate that releases water from a southern Montana dam, restoring water flow to a river known for its high-quality trout fishing, said dam operator NorthWestern Energy. The gate that lets water out of Hebgen Dam just...

Fish stranded from dam malfunction on Montana river

Dec. 01, 2021 20:01 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife workers and volunteers scrambled Wednesday to save thousands of fish stranded by an abrupt drop in water levels along a Montana river that's renowned among anglers for its high-quality trout fishing. A gate that lets water out of Hebgen...

Tribe that gave Missouri its name works to save its language

Nov. 25, 2021 17:09 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Before English, French or any European language was spoken in the spot of the map where Missouri sits, Native American tribes brought their own dialects to the region. One of those dialects was Chiwere, a Siouan language originally spoken by the...

Kansas man pleads guilty to throwing caged dog in river

Nov. 18, 2021 10:41 AM EST

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has pleaded guilty to a felony for throwing his ex-girlfriend’s caged miniature poodle in a river. Davion Simpson, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to animal cruelty in the case and faces possible jail time when he’s sentenced Dec....

Remains found last year near Poplar are identified

Nov. 04, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The remains of a body found last year on an island in the Missouri River east of Poplar have been identified, Roosevelt County officials said. The remains belong to Jason Azure of Wolf Point, who went missing in April 2018 when he jumped into...

Stadium planned for Kansas City's women's pro soccer team

Oct. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owners of Kansas City's professional women's soccer team announced Tuesday they plan to build a $70 million stadium for the team. The stadium for Kansas City NWSL will be the first built in the U.S. specifically for a women's soccer team. ...

Work starts on plant to treat mine waste water in Belt Creek

Oct. 24, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

BELT, Mont. (AP) — The town of Belt was built on coal. For 50 years men worked the mines ringing the small town east of Great Falls. The coal they harvested was first used to power the paddle-wheelers that once plied the Missouri River. Later it fired the smelters of...

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. ...