South of the Twin Cities, along the Minnesota River, is the town of St. Peter. St. Peter’s earliest claim to fame is that it came close to being the capital of Minnesota, but thanks to the machinations of Joe Rolette, who stole the bill that would have designated St. Peter as the capital and hid with it until legislators had voted in St. Paul instead.
A WCCO Investigation has found the fight over an old landfill could cost taxpayers millions of dollars to clean up. The former Freeway Landfill sits off I-35W and Black Dog Road in Burnsville, next to the Minnesota River.
Authorities in south-central Minnesota say six people including two children were thrown overboard from a boat on the Minnesota River. The Nicollet County Sheriff’s office was notified of the accident north of Mankato around 12:45 a.m. Saturday.
On May 11, 1858, Minnesota officially became the 32nd state. So, Cassandra from Cannon Falls asks: How did Minnesota get its name? Good Question.
Officials in Le Sueur County say a body believed to be a missing 20-year-old woman was found Wednesday afternoon near the campsite where the woman disappeared.
The search will continue Sunday on the Minnesota River for a missing Le Sueur woman. Moriah Zwart, 20, was camping with a friend along the water before she disappeared Friday morning. Authorities don’t suspect foul play in the case, but they believe alcohol to be factor in her disappearance.
The search continues for a woman who disappeared while drinking on a camping trip. Police in Le Sueur say 20-year-old Moriah Zwart and a friend were camping on a sandbar along the Minnesota River Thursday night.
Authorities believe a 20-year-old woman who was camping on a sandbar in LeSueur County may have been swept away in the night by the Minnesota River.
Winter doesn’t stop WCCO’s road trip around Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We’re Goin’ to the Lake even when there’s no snow and the lake is actually a river! Mark Rosen and Amelia Santaniello start our winter tour in St. Peter in the Minnesota River valley of southern Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will reopen Fort Snelling State Park after a three-week closure due to rains and flooding. The DNR will reopen the park Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. The parked closed June 22 when the main park road flooded.
The flooding has slowed across the state and roads are beginning to reopen. The Highway 41 Bridge over the Minnesota River in Chaska, Minn. reopened Saturday. The state Department of Transportation reopened the bridge, one of the south metro’s busiest river crossings, as floodwaters receded.
Minnesotans from all across the metro came to Carver. Minn. Wednesday to help fill up more sandbags. The Minnesota River that runs along the community is expected to crest Wednesday. But more rain in the forecast has people preparing for the worst. The downtown flooded badly back in 1965.
Gov. Mark Dayton made the rounds of more Minnesota cities along flood-swollen rivers Tuesday to meet with emergency managers and local elected officials. Delano City Administrator Phil Kern told the governor a conservative estimate of damage from the Crow River is already at $250,000, about 10 percent of the city’s budget.
The right lane of northbound Interstate 35 between Cliff Road and Black Dog Road in Burnsville, Minn. will close at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. With all the rain we’ve had lately the Minnesota River is rising, and workers with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will put up barriers along the east side of the I-35W, near Black Dog Road, to keep the water out.
Authorities said they have pulled a body from the Minnesota River in Shakopee near where a fisherman was reported missing earlier this week. The Scott County Sheriff said crews were out near the area of the river and Memorial Park in Shakopee Friday morning and recovered a body from the Minnesota River late Friday morning.
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Deputies recovered a body Friday afternoon from the Minnesota River underneath the Mendota Bridge. Authorities turned the body of a Caucasian male over to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.
More areas of Minnesota have have been added to the National Weather Service’s list of areas that may have an above-average risk of flooding this spring.
The Minnesota River is getting healthier, and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it shows efforts to reduce pollution from wastewater treatment systems are making the difference.
If you’re around either the Minnesota or Mississippi Rivers this weekend, you’ll likely see lots of kayaks, canoes and paddle boards.
In the last week we’ve seen more than 12 inches of rain, and it has caused rising water levels in lakes, rivers and streams.
We had a dry fall, winter, and spring – until recently as many parts of the state have received several inches of rain in the past week.
Think of it as Minnesota’s version of the hit TV show “River Monsters.” A giant lake sturgeon caught in the Minnesota River earlier this year by Jeremy Redberg was a sight to behold.
The public is invited to a conversation on water quality issues facing the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers on Thursday in Red Wing.
Forecasters say they’re still optimistic the Minnesota and Upper Mississippi River basins will escape flooding this spring.
I’m a sucker for anything that resembles a pioneer village (personally, I blame Laura Ingalls Wilder). I’ve been to several around the state, but it turns out there’s a very fine one in my own backyard.