- Associated Press - Thursday, July 14, 2016

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - Montana officials have again closed public access to parts of the Missouri River after extensive partying in the area.

The Great Falls Tribune reports (https://gftrib.com/29StdZk ) that the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Wednesday to reinstate a seasonal closure at White Bear Fishing Access Site. The gates will be locked beginning Friday.

The closure ends in September, when duck and big-game hunters will be allowed access to the river.

The state Fish, Wildlife and Park Service is considering long-term plans to sell or trade the land. The agency says it has become an attraction for troubling activity like underage drinking, illegal drug use, fights, vandalism and litter.

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Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com


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