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Associated Press, Published May 22 2013

Burn ban lifted on state land south of Bismarck

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has removed the open fire ban on the Oahe Wildlife Management Area south of Bismarck.

The department had prohibited open fires, including campfires, on state property south of Bismarck and Mandan along both sides of the Missouri River.

Officials say any burn restrictions implemented by Morton and Burleigh counties will still be enforced.

The protected Oahe area covers more than 16,000 acres along Lake Oahe, in portions of Burleigh, Emmons and Morton counties.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.