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3rd time a charm on river access?

3rd time a charm on river access?
Officials, interest groups work out deal

By JENNIFER McKEE
Gazette State Bureau
HELENA - You have to go back six years to find a legislative session where lawmakers didn't squabble about bridge access.

Every effort of the last two legislative sessions has died, but Rep. Kendall Van Dyk, D-Billings, is hoping this time might be different.

"This is a compromise between sportsmen and landowners," he said Friday.

Van Dyk is sponsoring House Bill 190, one of the main efforts in the 2009 Legislature to resolve how Montanans access public rivers from public bridges.

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