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Missouri River Joint Water Board Hosting Missouri River Public Meetings

The Missouri River Joint Water Board (MRJWB) is hosting a series of public meetings in October to discuss the importance of the Missouri River and issues threatening the state’s greatest natural resource. Meetings will be held in Linton, Fargo and Devils Lake.

“The positive impacts of the Missouri River reach well beyond its banks,” MRJWB chairman Wade Bachmeier said. “The issues facing the river and their effects on future water usage in our state should be a concern to all citizens of North Dakota. I urge everyone to attend one of our meetings to find out how we can all work together to put the Missouri River to beneficial use for all North Dakotans.”

Scheduled meeting dates and locations:

October 17: Linton, Emmons County Courthouse Auditorium, 100 Fourth St., NW, 7-8:30 p.m.

October 18: Fargo, Ramada Inn and Conference Center, Birch/Walnut Room, 23333 13th Ave. S., 7-8:30 p.m.

October 19: Devils Lake, Lake Region State College, Chautauqua Gallery, 1801 College Drive N., 7-8:30 p.m.

The Missouri River Joint Water Board represents the water resource districts of Burleigh, Dunn, Emmons, McKenzie, Mercer, Morton, Mountrail, Oliver, Sioux, and Williams counties in North Dakota. Its purpose is to jointly exercise powers to provide a cooperative and coordinated effort in addressing the management, conservation, protection, development, and control of water resources in the Missouri River Basin.

To learn more about the Missouri River Joint Water Board, go to

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