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First Towboat Of Season Reaches Hastings Lock On Mississippi

The navigation season is open on the upper Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the towboat New Dawn passed through Lock and Dam 2 near Hastings at 7:45 a.m., pushing nine loaded barges toward St. Paul.

03/25/2015

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Crew Pulls Plane From Icy Lake On Minnesota-Wisconsin Border

Authorities say a single-engine plane was pulled from North Lake after it went through the ice near Welch. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office says the pilot was able to escape after the nose of the plane went underwater late Friday afternoon.

03/23/2015

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Body Recovered From River In La Crosse

Police say the body of a man has been recovered from the Mississippi River in downtown La Crosse. First responders were called to the river about 8 a.m. Friday where the body was found.

03/13/2015

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Thick Ice Slows Start Of Shipping On Upper Mississippi River

Thick ice is delaying the resumption of shipping on the Upper Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had planned to reopen Lock and Dam 5A near Fountain City, Wisconsin, on Monday.

03/10/2015

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Minneapolis Downtown Ranked As Second Best In US

Downtown Minneapolis’s entertainment options, high percentage of new homeowners, proximity to lakes and parks and location on the Mississippi River earned it the No. 2 spot on a Livability.com list of the top downtown areas in the United States.

03/02/2015

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Portions Of Lilydale Park To Reopen After 2013 Tragedy

“High Risk” are the words used to describe an area of a St. Paul park where two kids died in a landslide. Ten-year-old Mohamed Fofana and 9-year-old Haysem Sani were on a field trip at Lilydale Park in May of 2013 when the ground under them gave way.

02/25/2015

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European Cruise Giant Viking Plans Mississippi River Tours

European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017.

02/25/2015

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Mpls. Park Board, Graco At Odds Over Trail Expansion

Plans to expand the trail system along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis have hit a snag, and it may actually end up in the hands of a judge. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board met Wednesday to decide what to do about a stretch of land on the east bank of the river.

02/18/2015

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Lawyer Wants Murder Conviction Overturned For Trevino

The lawyer for a convicted murderer was back in court Thursday to fight for his client. Jeffery Trevino was convicted in October of 2013 of killing his wife, Kira Steger, and dumping her body in the Mississippi River.

01/29/2015

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Pracna On Main To Reopen In The Spring, Building Owner Says

It seems Minneapolis’ oldest bar may have closed its doors for good. On Tuesday, would-be customers and passersby noticed that Pracna on Main was closed. The bar and restaurant was built in 1890 and sat along the cobblestones of the city’s oldest street.

01/07/2015

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Wabasha’s National Eagle Center Is Expanding

But, the National Eagle Center isn’t only teaching visitors about the remarkable eagle recovery–it’s also making sure the story continues.

12/26/2014

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Wander Minnesota: December Festivities (Part 5)

As December draws to a close and the New Year arrives, there’s still plenty to do.

12/22/2014

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Crews Building Power Lines Near Frozen Miss. Battle Winter

The largest, most expensive upgrade of the region’s electrical transmission system in over 40 years is facing a major challenge. CAPX 2020 is 800 miles of new power lines built at twice the cost of the new Vikings stadium. But there’s one leg of the project south of Wabasha where engineering is beating the elements of old man winter.

12/05/2014

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Ramsey County OKs Razing Riverfront Buildings

Ramsey County commissioners have approved a plan to tear down the old West Publishing buildings to make room for new riverfront development in downtown St. Paul.

11/26/2014

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Mpls. Fire: 2 People Rescued From Miss. River Island

Two people were rescued from an island in the Mississippi River near northeast Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, two people became stranded after walking out to an island just west of Marshall Terrace Park near Marshall Street Northeast and 28th Avenue Northeast.

11/25/2014

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Wis. Fisherman Missing In Mississippi River

Search and rescue crews are looking in the Mississippi River for a missing boater near Lock and Dam 7 in Dresbach in southeastern Minnesota.

11/09/2014

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Body Of Missing Wis. Fisherman Recovered

The body of a fisherman missing for more than two weeks has been recovered from the Mississippi River in Crawford County.

10/27/2014

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Good Questions: Rivers, Maple Trees & MOA Visitors

Ivy and Kelley in Mrs. Neppl’s class at Tremont Elementary are learning about rivers. They want to know: What is the longest river in the U.S.? The Missouri River, at 2,541 miles, beats out the mighty Mississippi at 2,230 miles. But here’s the thing: the Missouri is a tributary of the Mississippi.

10/03/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Science Museum’s Eric Jolly

Scientist, Engineer, Mathematician. How about being appointed board member of the National Museum and Library Services by President Barack Obama? No, seriously, one man does it all.

09/23/2014

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chicago

Many know Chicago is known as “the Windy City” and Wrigley Field is one of America’s oldest baseball stadiums, but there are a lot of other things about this great city that are not widely known.

09/17/2014

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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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DNR: Zebra Mussels Found In Cass Lake

The Department of Natural Resources say they have confirmed the presence of adult zebra mussels for the first time in a Bemidji-area lake. Officials say they were found on one of Cass Lake’s most popular beaches.

09/12/2014

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Volunteers Clean Minnehaha Creek After Floods

Organizers say hundreds of volunteers have collected about three tons of trash during a cleanup of Minnehaha Creek near the Twin Cities following heavy summer floods. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District says volunteers and park workers spent most of Sunday cleaning up and assessing damage along Hiawatha and Nokomisthe lakes and the creek, which branches off the Mississippi River.

09/08/2014

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After Mellow Summer, Lake Minnetonka Hosts Wakesurfing Comp

The first ever organized wakesurfing competition on Lake Minnetonka is wrapping up, despite a set-back earlier this summer.

08/23/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Mississippi Minute

The Mississippi River is a big part of life in Minnesota, from its roots in Itasca State Park to its exit out of the state at the very southeastern corner. There are some parts of it that are well known and frequently visited. But it’s a big river. What else is there to see?

08/18/2014

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