WDAY: The News Leader

Published May 23, 2011, 10:37 AM

ND park closed due to flooding, Medora sandbags

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Flooding in western North Dakota has led to the closing of a state park and a popular golf course, sandbagging in Medora and closures along a heavily traveled state highway.

Officials have closed Sully Creek State Park south of Medora because of flooding along the Little Missouri River. North Dakota Public Radio reports that Medora residents are sandbagging to keep the river at bay, and The Dickinson Press reports that the Bully Pulpit Golf Course is closed.

Exit 24 to Medora off Interstate 94 is closed, meaning motorists will have to use Exit 27, which is only accessible from the west.

Little Missouri State Park north of Killdeer remains open but can't be accessed from Highway 22, which is closed north of Killdeer and south of Mandaree.