Management Changes Still Being Discussed - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Management Changes Still Being Discussed

Posted: Updated:

A North Dakota senator and the governor are asking for a new urgency in re-working management rules for the Souris-Mouse River.

Governor Jack Dalrymple and Senator John Hoeven sent a letter to members of the International Joint Commission, the group that oversees the International Souris River Board which manages the river.

They asked for an update on the effort to revise the operations manual that is the framework for flood control efforts.

Senator Hoeven said it's well past due for a new study of the river, with an eye on better flow management and flood protection.

State Water Commissioner Todd Sando is a co-chairman of the ISRB and says it's difficult to put up with the slow pace of change.

(Todd Sando, ND Water Commissioner) "It is frustrating, we'd like to get this moving along because we're approaching three years since the flood and we've worked hard together as the International Souris River Board and taken it to the I.J.C. and the I.J.C. has gotten it into the governments' hands now and we've just been waiting for the governments to give the OK to move forward with the study."

The Governor told the group the state of North Dakota is willing to help fund the effort at new management rules.

Meanwhile, the effort to study management of the river system is awaiting funding decisions in Washington and Ottawa.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Men Shot by Police Recently Released from Prison

    Men Shot by Police Recently Released from Prison

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:33:17 GMT
    Two people shot by Minot Police early Saturday morning are facing burglary and drug charges.

    In addition, both had recently been released from state prison.

    Two people shot by Minot Police early Saturday morning are facing burglary and drug charges.
    In addition, both had recently been released from state prison.
  • Minot Toddler Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver

    Minot Toddler Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:49 AM EDT2014-09-01 12:49:47 GMT
    Minot Police say this is a "vehicle of interest" in the hit-and-runMinot Police say this is a "vehicle of interest" in the hit-and-run
    A two-year-old child was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minot Sunday evening.

    A two-year-old child was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Minot Sunday evening.

    They ask if you have any information about the incident that you contact them at 852-0111.

  • Apartment Situation in Minot

    Apartment Situation in Minot

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:04:29 GMT
    Almost monthly, more and more apartment units are coming on line in the Minot region -- One man speculates the market is evening out.
    Almost monthly, more and more apartment units are coming on line in the Minot region -- One man speculates the market is evening out.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.