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Dead cattle found floating in Missouri River

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State environmental officials say dozens of dead cattle have been found floating in the Missouri River in central North Dakota.

The Missouri River is frozen in many areas but the spring thaw has begun.

Between 30 to 100 head of dead cattle were found in the river Monday, according to North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality spokeswoman Jennifer Skjod.

It was not immediately clear who owned the cattle that apparently wandered onto the ice and broke through north of Bismarck-Mandan.

Some cows were near the Misty Waters area north of Bismarck.

The Oliver County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association didn’t have any additional details.

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