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Ark Encounter brings biblical story to life: Faith Expressions to showcase Noah’s Ark collection
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Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
March 16, 2011
Bureau of Reclamation adjusts Dickinson Dam
Bureau of Reclamation workers pushed the buttons and opened the Dickinson Dam a bit this morning to release water from Patterson Lake in conjunction with the spring thaw. In the next few weeks they move on to the Heart Butte Dam and then the Jamestown Dam, they said. Much of southwest...
March 16, 2011 - 12:25pm
January 20, 2011
City provides place to ski
Requests for a place to cross-country ski locally were coming in so the Dickinson Parks and Recreation Department put together a makeshift groomer and created a trail near Patterson Lake. If interest increases, the department may expand the approximate 1-mile trail and purchase proper...
January 20, 2011 - 12:00am
September 5, 2010
Planning begins for trail project
Dickinson is a great place to take a walk. From hill-top vantage points to a lake it has everything a recreational walker could want, except for a paved trail system. Vicky Steiner made a formal proposal for a recreational trail system near Patterson Lake at the July meeting of...
September 5, 2010 - 12:00am
Water pipeline project nears completion
After conception by a few area minds in the late '70s and about $31 million later, rural residents in southwest North Dakota can receive treated water as a section of the Southwest Pipeline Project nears completion. More than 940 residents near Medora, Beach, Sentinel Butte, Golva...
June 5, 2010 - 12:00am
April 1, 2010
Dakota Recreation Report
Outdoor notes - Today: New fishing licenses due and new fishing regulations take effect, including draining live wells at the lake site. - April 10: Spring turkey season opens. Fishing - Lake Sakakawea elevation, Wednesday: 1,838.2 above mean sea level; 10,000 cubic feet per...
April 1, 2010 - 12:00am
December 3, 2009
Spearfishing season opens
Without the ease of a fishing rod's mechanisms to aid in the harvest, some venture into a more hands-on mode of winter fishing. Open only to...
December 3, 2009 - 12:00am
Dakota Recreation Report
Fishing - Lake Sakakawea elevation, Wednesday: 1,841.5 feet above mean sea level; Garrison Dam average daily releases, 15,000 cubic feet per second. - North Dakota Game and Fish Department District Game Wardens: Remember to register for those planning to darkhouse spearfish. Southeastern...
December 3, 2009 - 12:00am
November 26, 2009
Preparing to hit the ice
Warmer than usual temperatures have kept ice fishermen and women off area lakes, ponds and fishing holes, but next week's projected temperatures...
November 26, 2009 - 12:00am
November 23, 2009
Fish removed from Dickinson's Patterson Lake
DICKINSON (AP) -- State wildlife officials say an effort to rid Dickinson's Patterson Lake of unwanted fish resulted in the removal of more than 5,000 pounds of fish, mostly carp. Thousands of fish in the lake died last winter because of winterkill, which happens when heavy snow...
November 23, 2009 - 11:02am
August 16, 2009
NDGF plans river fish kill
Mother Nature's massive fish kill in Dickinson's Patterson Lake this winter left long-term effects, and the North Dakota Game and Fish Department says it may take three to five years to repair. "The winterkill virtually killed all the game fish," said Jeff Hendrickson, NDGF's southwest...
August 16, 2009 - 12:00am
July 23, 2009
NDGF to release more water from Patterson
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is proceeding with plans to improve Patterson Lake. The drawdown began July 2 and two rain storms refilled the reservoir. Because of the rain, the drawdown has not progressed as planned, according to the department. The process is designed...
July 23, 2009 - 12:00am
June 25, 2009
Plan for Patterson examined
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation may finish what Mother Nature started this fall. A public meeting about the proposed renovation of Patterson Lake, which would temporarily eliminate fish in the lake located southwest of Dickinson, is scheduled...
June 25, 2009 - 12:00am
June 18, 2009
Pickup pulled from Patterson
A Dickinson man's pickup rolled into Patterson Lake Wednesday morning just before he planned to go for a boat ride. Glen Hegstad climbed into...
June 18, 2009 - 12:00am
May 23, 2009
Letter: Many thanks for help at lake
We read the article on the front page of Wednesday's Press entitled "Winterkill won't go to waste" and while we applaud the city for its action, we were surprised that no mention was made about the two individuals namely Greg Pruitt and Paul Quinn who recognized the problem and set...
May 23, 2009 - 12:00am
April 27, 2009
Whopper of a turnout for fish cleanup
"Only in North Dakota would this happen." That's what Greg Pruitt heard from a neighbor's daughter as he walked around his neighborhood located...
April 27, 2009 - 11:18pm