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Missouri River

  • In 1832, the Yellow Stone set a record voyage up the Missouri River by reaching Fort Union, on the border of present-day Montana and North Dakota.In 1837,…
  • Many North Dakota towns are named after a prominent person, like Bismarck; or a connection to the railroad, such as Grenora; or for natural features, like…
  • The January 1st Run-Off Forecast by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers points to a “very large run-off year” for the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City,…
  • The US Army Corps of Engineers says runoff continues to be high throughout most of the Missouri River Basin."2019 continues to be a very wet year…
  • History of the Garrison Dam is forever entwined with the lifeways of the native people of the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota. The…
  • On this date in 1887 the McClean County Mail touted the great advantages that the town of Washburn had to offer. The town had been founded five years…
  • The Missouri River never had a Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, to pilot its historic steamboats into the literary canon. Steamboating on the Great…
  • The weather was fine as the men of the Corps of Discovery worked on their pirogue boats for several days at Fort Mandan on the Missouri River during their…
  • About eight miles north of Bismarck is a bluff on which the Mandan Indians once had a thriving village called Double Ditch Village, which is designated as…
  • On this date in 1918, the Benton Packet Company greeted the New Year with good news. The steamboat company welcomed the increased regulation of railroads.…