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State Park busy

“It’s been a wild, wild spring and it looks like its going to continue into summer.” That’s the word from Dick Messerly, manager of Fort Stevenson State Park.

Posted 6/16/11 (Thu) read more »

The saga of the spillway

For the first time in the 57-year history of the Garrison Dam, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened spillway gates June 1 to drain flood waters from Lake Sakakawea into the Missouri River.

Posted 6/09/11 (Thu) read more »

High lake level impacts state park

Just a few years ago, several Garrison residents tackled a massive endeavor – working to get a new marina built at Fort Stevenson State Park.

Posted 6/09/11 (Thu) read more »


Tom Roe, Bismarck, has fished the upper stretch of the Missouri River hundreds of times. On Saturday, Roe stood above the Tailrace staring down at a furious, frothing, nearly-unrecognizable river.

Posted 6/02/11 (Thu) read more »

Bracing for the worst

They hung on every word spoken. Farmers, cabin owners, county officials – all were wondering how they will be impacted when the level of Lake Audubon is increased over the next few weeks.

Posted 6/02/11 (Thu) read more »

More water coming down the Missouri River - now!

It is possible that Garrison Dam may be within a foot of the top of its spillway gates by this time next week.

Posted 5/26/11 (Thu) read more »

Makoti set to celebrate a century

The countdown is on to a celebration of historic proportions in Makoti. On July 7-10, Makoti will be celebrating 100 years as a town.

Posted 5/26/11 (Thu) read more »

Play in the Street Night is Saturday in Garrison

It’s been a topic of discussion for quite some time – this past winter has seemed especially long. Spring, on the other hand, was almost elusive as local residents coped with lingering snow and cool temperatures.

Posted 5/19/11 (Thu) read more »

Garrison School Board stays on course with status quo vote

Melissa Rud and Karla Scheresky were re-elected Tuesday to three-year terms on the Garrison School Board.

Posted 5/19/11 (Thu) read more »

Garrison school salary negotiations begin

Garrison educators came in strong in the first round of salary negotiations. Garrison educators asked for an 8.5 percent and an 8 percent salary increase for the next two years, based on the 2011 Legislature’s intended disbursement of almost $500,000 in new dollars to the Garrison district.

Posted 5/12/11 (Thu) read more »