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Corps Of Engineers Names Civil Works Division Chief

A new programs director and chief has been named for the Civil Works Integration Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division and the Mississippi River Commission.

08/03/2015

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5 Best Beach Towns In Texas

A visit to the Texas Coast is a great way to stay cool over the summer.

07/22/2015

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Minnesota Tourist Drowns While Swimming In Gulf Of Mexico

Authorities say a 44-year-old Minnesota man apparently drowned while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.

03/20/2015

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Best Up-And-Coming Travel Destinations Of 2015

Travelers looking to visit someplace new should consider these five up-and-coming American travel destinations in 2015.

12/10/2014

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Minn. DNR Requests Compensation From BP Gulf Oil Spill

In a clear, blue autumn sky, hundreds of American white pelicans soar in a circulating pattern above the Mississippi River flyway. The majestic birds with the eight-foot wingspan are slowly meandering their way along the annual fall migration to the Gulf of Mexico.

09/16/2014

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International Trips You Can Do In A Weekend

Many international destinations close to home may prove to be a better option than South Beach or Miami. Among the best international trips that can be done in a weekend are the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Montreal and Vancouver.

01/21/2014

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MN Urges Farmers To Reduce Nitrate Runoff

State regulators blamed farming for rising nitrate levels in southern Minnesota surface waters in a new report Wednesday, citing the increasing use of drainage tiling as a major reason.

06/26/2013

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Satellite Tracked Loon Returns From Oil Slicked Gulf

As winter’s icy grip releases Sagatagan Lake, months of anxious waiting and wondering are over. For Kristina Timmerman and Carol Jansky, loon number 55480 is back on summer waters.

04/13/2011

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Like ‘Snowbirds’, These Loons have GPS

Like other “snowbirds” these Minnesota residents are using GPS as they travel south for the winter. But what’s different about these migrants is that they’re the real thing — Minnesota’s state bird, in fact.

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