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Associated Press, Published December 25 2012

Freeze-up expected soon on Missouri River in Bismarck

BISMARCK — The National Weather Service says the Missouri River in Burleigh and Morton counties is expected to freeze up this week.

State Water Commission engineer Bruce Engelhardt says it's normal to see water levels increase in Bismarck and Mandan when the river freezes.

Engelhardt says no problems are anticipated when the river freezes. But he says there always some risk of flooding when ice forms on the river and again during breakup in the spring.

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