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Warmth hurting N.D. spill cleanup

Warmth hurting N.D. spill cleanup

WILLISTON, N.D. — Temperatures that reached into the 50s here Tuesday hampered cleanup efforts at the site of a massive pipeline leak, making the contamination spread more quickly into the state’s waterways, officials said.

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Northwestern Energy announces 2015 river, wildlife projects

Northwestern Energy announces 2015 river, wildlife projects

This year NorthWestern Energy will fund $1.3 million in fisheries, wildlife and habitat enhancement projects along the 550-mile corridor of the Madison and Missouri rivers — from Yellowstone National Park to the headwaters of Fort Peck Reservoir in Montana.

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Barriers set up, water tested at site of North Dakota spill

Barriers set up, water tested at site of North Dakota spill

BISMARCK, N.D. — Earthen barriers have been set up across a creek and water was being tested Thursday around the site of a nearly 3-million-gallon leak of saltwater generated by oil drilling, the largest spill of its kind during North Dakota’s current oil rush.

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Normal runoff levels expected in Missouri River this year

Normal runoff levels expected in Missouri River this year

OMAHA, Neb. — The amount of water flowing into the Missouri River this spring is expected to be close to normal levels.

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Group alleges rampant corruption in S.D. tribe

Group alleges rampant corruption in S.D. tribe

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A national watchdog group says in a report that millions of dollars in public funds are missing on the Lower Brule Sioux Indian Reservation.

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Poplar man charged with DUI, 15-year-old girl's drowning

GREAT FALLS — A Poplar man is charged with driving drunk on the partially frozen Missouri River and causing a 15-year-old girl to drown when the pickup truck fell through the ice.

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Conservation group to sue over water quality rule

A conservation group has filed notice that it plans to sue federal regulators for failing to make a decision on proposed water quality rules in Montana.

December 17, 2014 6:20 amLoading…
Iced over

Iced over

This photo is taken from north of the James Kipp Recreation Area looking back across the frozen Missouri River.

November 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
BLM closing 2 Missouri River access points

BLM closing 2 Missouri River access points

The Bureau of Land Management will close the James Kipp and Coal Banks Landing recreation areas for the winter season from Dec. 1 through about March 31, or until river ice conditions abate to allow safe boating on the Missouri River.

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Fort Peck Dam

Fort Peck Dam

Water gushes from the spillway at Fort Peck Dam in 2011, a surge of water that may have boosted the fish population below the dam.

November 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fly angler's switch to spinning rod catches huge rainbow trout

Fly angler's switch to spinning rod catches huge rainbow trout

This fall, fly fisherman Phil Gonzales landed the biggest rainbow trout of his life while tossing a lure with a spinning rod.

November 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Big trout

Big trout

Angler Phil Gonzales landed this 22-pound, 4-ounce rainbow trout while fishing below Fort Peck Dam on the Missouri River last month. Although a die-hard fly angler, Gonzales caught the fish on a spinning rod and lure.

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More landowners join Missouri River flood lawsuit

More landowners join Missouri River flood lawsuit

OMAHA, Neb. — The list of landowners suing the federal government over major flooding along the Missouri River since 2006 has grown considerably.

October 16, 2014 2:02 pmLoading…
Charles Bronson

Charles Bronson

As measured on Garry Stocker's fish scale, this 18-inch rainbow trout fell into the Charles Bronson category.

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Moody Missouri

Moody Missouri

With low clouds shrouding the surrounding hills, the Missouri River takes on a moody appearance for anglers drifting downstream. Foul fall weather shouldn’t discourage fishermen and women, though, since bad weather can sometimes mean good fishing.

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Netted

Netted

A fat rainbow trout thrashes in the net after falling for a streamer fished on the Missouri River. Fall can be a great time to hook trout with bigger flies, and also is typically when streams are less crowded.

October 04, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…

Crews respond to pickup truck in Missouri River

GREAT FALLS — A person was hospitalized after a pickup truck apparently went off a steep embankment into the Missouri River near Dearborn.

September 07, 2014 5:06 pmLoading…
Mixed with Milk

Mixed with Milk

The muddy Milk River flows into the Missouri near Nashua in this aerial view taken Aug. 28.

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Muddy Milk

Muddy Milk

The muddy Milk River flows into the Missouri near Nashua in this aerial view taken Aug. 28. Heavy rains in Montana boosted Fort Peck Reservoir by 2 feet and also fed downstream Missouri reservoirs prompting higher releases than normal for this time of year.

September 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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