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Around the Region

April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers:

EPPARD RESIGNS AS SUPERINTENDENT: The Lyman School District does not have a high school principal or a superintendent in place for the 2014-15 school year after current Super…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Corps says plenty of room in Missouri reservoirs

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says there is plenty of room in upper Missouri River reservoirs to handle spring runoff, but some groups are urging the agency to step up dam releases sooner rather than later.

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Corps says plenty of room in Missouri reservoirs

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says there is plenty of room in upper Missouri River reservoirs to handle spring runoff, but some groups are urging the agency to step up dam releases sooner rather than later.

Officials with N…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Missouri River Institute symposium: As cottonwoods fall, birds fly away

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

VERMILLION — The next 100 years for birds along the Missouri River will likely be much different from what birdwatchers along the river have traditionally seen, thanks to the change in the cottonwood forests along the river.

Those are the researc…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Missouri River Institute symposium: As cottonwoods fall, birds fly away

April 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

VERMILLION — The next 100 years for birds along the Missouri River will likely be much different from what birdwatchers along the river have traditionally seen, thanks to the change in the cottonwood forests along the river.

Those are the researc…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Flooded ND oil wells spill into Missouri River

March 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Regina Carcia Cano

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — As many as 33 barrels of oil have been contained after spilling from a well into floodwaters near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers in northwest North Dakota, the state’s Department …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Flooding affects oil wells near confluence of Yellowstone, Missouri rivers

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON, N.D. – State officials are monitoring oil wells that are being affected by flooding near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, the North Dakota Department of Health said.

The flooding is a result of ice jams downstrea…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Flooding affects oil wells near confluence of Yellowstone, Missouri rivers

March 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON, N.D. – State officials are monitoring oil wells that are being affected by flooding near the confluence of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers, the North Dakota Department of Health said.

The flooding is a result of ice jams downstrea…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Lawmakers worried about more Mo. River flooding

March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Federal lawmakers from states along the Upper Missouri River are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to disclose the steps it’s taking to prepare for potential spring floods.

Mountain snowpack levels in the Missouri River basin so far this sea…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Snowpack near 2011 levels, Mo. River flooding unlikely though

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Corps of Engineers official says the mountain snowpack in the Missouri River’s upper basin is close to levels seen before 2011 flooding on the river. But she says flooding this year is still far less likely.

Jody Farhat wi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com