missouri river

Authorities identify John Doe found in North Dakota in 1982

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified a John Doe whose body was found in the Missouri River near Williston in 1982. The Williams County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday identified the man as Phillip Peterson. The man’s body was exhumed on Monday in hopes of bringing closure to family members. Authorities say a potential family member contacted the sheriff’s office…

Ice Jam on Missouri River Threatening Shoreline Property near Mandan

Water has risen approximately 18 inches since Tuesday.

MANDAN, N.D.–An ice jam along the Missouri River just north of the Grant Marsh Bridge near Mandan is threatening property along the shoreline. The Morton County Commission is encouraging residents to move items in low-lying areas to higher ground. Water in the area of Square Butte Creek along Willow Road and Rosy Lane has risen approximately 18 inches since Tuesday….

Man Loses Fishing Record After Game & Fish Investigation

Game & Fish has concluded that the fish caught by Tom Volk of Lincoln was not legally hooked

BISMARCK, ND — An investigation has determined that North Dakota doesn’t have a new state record walleye after all. Game & Fish has concluded that the fish caught by Tom Volk of Lincoln was not legally hooked and can’t be recognized as a record. On April 21, Volk was shore-fishing the Heart River in Mandan when he hauled in a 16-pound,…

Record Setting Walleye Caught In North Dakota

Reeled In From Shore Along Heaert River in Mandan

MANDAN, ND — A Lincoln, North Dakota man has caught a record-breaking fish. Tom Volk’s 16 pound, 9 ounce walleye caught Sunday broke a record that was set nearly a year ago. He beat the record held by Neal Leier of Bismarck by three fourths of a pound. That record was set last May on the Missouri River and had…

Pilot Dies After Plane Crashes South of Mandan, North Dakota

The 35-year-old's identity was not immediately released

MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — A pilot died in an airplane crash Tuesday afternoon south of Mandan. The airplane crashed into the Missouri River near the Fort Rice Boat Dock, which is about 30 miles south of Mandan. A dive team has recovered the pilot’s body. The 35-year-old’s identity was not immediately released. The pilot was flying alone. The cause of…

Angler Lands Record-Breaking Walleye On The Missouri River

The previous record had stood for nearly six decades

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s longest-standing fish record has fallen. The state Game and Fish Department says Bismarck angler Neal Leier hauled in a 15-pound, 13-ounce walleye from the Missouri River near Fox Island on Friday. That broke the record by one ounce. The previous record had stood for nearly six decades. It was a fish from Wood Lake landed…

Garbage, Human Waste at DAPL Camps Main Concerns of Polluting Missouri River

The garbage isn't the only thing that may make its way to the river and create a negative environmental impact

FARGO, N.D. — Governor Burgum’s concerns for cleaning up at the main pipeline protest camp rise along with the temperatures. He issued an evacuation order on Wednesday. He says what protesters have left behind could end up polluting the rivers. Protesters left their mark on the site of the Dakota Access pipeline. That area of land floods almost every spring. It’s…