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US Land Agency Gets New Director for Montana, Dakotas

BILLINGS, Mont. – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has named a new director to oversee its administration of public lands in Montana and the Dakotas. BLM acting director Brian Steed said John Mehlhoff will assume the Billings-based post on May 12. He’ll be responsible for management of about 13,000 square miles of public lands and more than 700,000 square…