Col. Michael J. Price, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will soon turn over command of the Corps' St. Paul District to Col. Daniel C. Koprowski. A change of command ceremony is set for today at the district's headquarters building in St. Paul.
Price became known in Minot during the flood year of 2011. He made several trips to the city to oversee flood fighting operations and later to attend a series of post-flood public meetings. He also authored and delivered a post-flood summary to the International Souris River Board.
According to City of Minot Finance Director Cindy Hemphill, Mayor Curt Zimbleman signed a letter for Col. Price thanking him for his leadership and expertise during the flood of 2011.
"We very much appreciated the support we got from Col. Price and the Corps during the flood time," said Hemphill.
Price will become the commander of the Corps' Afghanistan District.
Koprowski becomes the St. Paul District's 64th commander and district engineer. The native New Yorker makes the move after serving as an instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His numerous assignments includes tours in Iraq, Bosnia and Somalia.