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BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard's 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) will be conducting field training exercises this week in the Kimball Bottoms area, south of Bismarck. The recreational area, including the off-highway vehicle trails, will be closed to the public from 6 a.m. on May 19 through 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 20. 

More than 100 Soldiers will be at the site conducting boating and bridging operations on the Missouri River. The Kimball Bottoms area will be closed to vehicle traffic for the safety of the public. The river will not be closed to the public, but visitors are asked to use caution while in the area. 

They'll also be training in the Nelson Lake area.

The N.D. National Guard is asking the public to be aware of the training activities near Kimball Bottoms and Nelson Lake and to use extreme caution, since there will be increased vehicle and boat traffic during unit training operations. The public's cooperation and understanding is appreciated.


WHAT: National Guard Training at Kimball Bottoms and Nelson Lake

WHEN: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m., May 19 through May 20

WHERE: Kimball Bottoms, south of Bismarck, and Nelson Lake, west of Mandan, North Dakota



The North Dakota National Guard is a trained and highly motivated force of about 4,000 Citizen-Soldiers and Citizen-Airmen.  We are always prepared to provide ready units, individuals and equipment in support of our communities, state and nation.  Always ready, always there.

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