N.D. Looking To Clean Up Waste Land In OilfieldsA half-century after it held saltwater and other oil-drilling waste, an abandoned pit near the Little Missouri River in western North Dakota was dug out and filled with fresh soil this week with hopes that the site will someday be capable of producing vegetation again.
Plans Approved For National Scenic Trail Through Adirondacks From N.Y. To N.D.The state Department of Environmental Conservation has approved plans for the Adirondack section of the North Country National Scenic Trail, effective Oct. 10.
Agency's Study Says Few SW Minn. Streams Meet StandardsA study by the agency tasked with protecting Minnesota's environment says no lakes and only a few streams in the southwest corner of the state meet quality standards for fishing and swimming.
Lewis And Clark Water Pipeline Picks Up Additional FundingA pipeline that will deliver Missouri River water to towns and rural water systems in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota has picked up more funding from Washington. The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System will receive an extra $6.6 million from Bureau of Reclamation, in addition to the original $2.4 million budgeted for this year.
Good Questions: Rivers, Maple Trees & MOA VisitorsIvy and Kelley in Mrs. Neppl's class at Tremont Elementary are learning about rivers. They want to know: What is the longest river in the U.S.? The Missouri River, at 2,541 miles, beats out the mighty Mississippi at 2,230 miles. But here's the thing: the Missouri is a tributary of the Mississippi.
MN Man Wins Kayak Race On Missouri River In SD Joe Zellner of Grand Marais, Minn., finished the 72-mile course between Yankton and Sioux City, Iowa, in less than nine hours.
At Full Flow, Mighty Missouri Puts On Show The fast-moving Missouri River is making for spectacular displays at the dams that control its flow.