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UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 9:37 p.m.

Bodies in submerged Missouri vehicle bring storm toll to 9

The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered Friday in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Four killed in Midwest flooding; roads closed, levees strained

The latest round of Midwestern flooding claimed at least four lives, closed hundreds of roads and forced residents of river towns to shore up threatened levees with sandbags as waters …


3 Midwest states demand more power over river after floods

Three Midwestern Republican governors of states ravaged by recent flooding on Wednesday demanded more authority over management of the Missouri River system.


Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

Hundreds of homes have flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt.


More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

ST. LOUIS – Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees. Heavy rainfall …


Missouri River fly fishing guide still a student of the river after 25 years

Mark Raisler has learned a few things about catching trout the Missouri River in the 25 years he’s been fishing there.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 8, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Company to resume work to finish Dakota Access pipeline

With the green light from the federal government, the company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline said Wednesday it plans to resume work immediately to finish the long-stalled project. Opponents …


Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study

The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion …


Pipeline delays cost builder millions, risking contract loss

The completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been delayed after the U.S. Army declined to grant an easement for the final few thousand feet under a Missouri River …


Dakota Access pipeline work resumes near site of protest

Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners resumed digging trenches and laying pipe, Morton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Rob Keller said, a move that comes in light of Sunday’s federal appeals court ruling …


Amy Goodman: Attack dogs can’t stop protest

The battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline is being waged as a renewed assertion of indigenous rights and sovereignty, as a fight to protect clean water, but, most importantly, as …


Sioux tribe leader wants political help to halt oil pipeline

A tribal leader Wednesday said he contacted the White House and met with North Dakota’s senators in an effort to halt construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline that …


Barge traffic makes a resurgence on the Missouri River

The Missouri River is slowly resuming its role as a transportation corridor for commodities such as grain, scrap metal and fertilizer, but proponents of the barge industry acknowledge they’re still …


Ranch purchase adds to huge Montana wildlife reserve

A huge Montana nature reserve added a 47,000-acre historic ranch to its patchwork of lands along the Missouri River on Friday, a significant step in a privately funded effort to …


Field reports: Weed control to close Newman Lake access

BOATING – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife public-access site at Newman Lake will be closed June 2-4 to allow treatment of the lake with herbicide to control Eurasian …


Field reports: Missouri River brown trout grow in size

FISHING – Fly fishers have been reporting standout fishing for bigger brown trout on the Missouri River upstream from Great Falls this year, and there’s proof they weren’t telling fish …


Governors sign Missouri River flood-control request

Governors from several flood-stricken Missouri River states say they’re united for the first time to push flood control as their top river-control priority.


The Mo is back for trout fishing

Longtime Missouri River fishing guide Pete Cardinal says the rainbow and brown trout in the river near Craig, Mont., were as healthy as he’s ever seen. And a report by …


Paddling option

Our hopes were quickly confirmed as we beached our canoes on an island soon after launching on the Missouri River near Fort Benton. We’d removed our lifejackets, readied the dogs …