The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting in St. Louis Park is a broadcast bridge between past and present. From radio receivers to transmitters and televisions, it has a little bit of everything, including how WCCO became WCCO.
After construction that took more than three years, local, state and federal officials are getting ready to dedicate the brand new, $130 million Hastings Bridge over the Mississippi River.
A leading Minnesota Pollution Control Agency official is going to Washington for a White House-organized brainstorming session on reducing nitrate contamination in the Mississippi River basin.
A funeral was held Saturday afternoon for Kira Steger in Rothschild, Wis. Steger’s body was recovered from the Mississippi River in May, five months after she went missing. At Saturday’s funeral, Kira’s sister Felicia Krejci said she holds Kira’s memory with her every day. “I can see her face laughing at me because I‘m the silly little sister,” Krejci said.
Mayors from Mississippi River cities are calling on Congress to increase funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for infrastructure improvements and dredging projects that keep commerce flowing on the important waterway.
Parts of a bridge that are already a painful part of Minnesota’s history are now a part of the Minnesota Historical Society.
A body was removed from the Mississippi River on Sunday near Riverfront Park in Fridley, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s office. Authorities say the body of an adult male was spotted by a person in a canoe at 2 p.m. near the river’s shore, close to the 5200 block of East River Road. The body was recovered by the Anoka County dive team, and turned over to the Anoka County Medical Examiner’s office. The sheriff’s office says no foul play is suspected.
Family members of 20-year-old Anarae Schunk are combing an area near the Mississippi River for her body, according to the Facebook page created for her search effort. People are searching for the missing University of Minnesota student near Pickerel Lake in Lilydale, as well as areas in the vicinity of Highway 46 near Rosemount and Farmington. Burnsville Police told Schunk’s family Saturday that they are certain she’s dead. They have not yet disclosed what evidence points to that conclusion.
A Minnesota woman is recovering at an Illinois hospital after being held captive on a boat on the Mississippi River for two weeks, according to authorities. According to KHQA-TV, the Adams County Sheriff’s office received a phone call at 11 a.m. Friday about a boat that matched the description of one connected to a missing Minnesota woman. Authorities stopped the suspect boat in Quincy at Lock and Dam 21. After a brief standoff, the male suspect was taken in to custody.
The trial for a man accused of murdering his wife and dumping her body in the Mississippi River is set to begin Thursday in St. Paul. Opening statements are scheduled for Thursday in the trial of Jeffery Trevino, who is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the death of Kira Steger.
Hikers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts are asked to be mindful of an investigation into the disappearance of a 24-year-old woman, who’s been missing since May, as they’re out along the Mississippi River in central Minnesota.
This week’s update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that an area of severe drought in central Minnesota has expanded eastward into Wisconsin.
A Twin Cities company is using an unorthodox way to help deal with a thorny landscaping issue. About 120 goats are grazing the grounds surrounding the Flint Hills Refinery in Rosemount.
Authorities said a body was pulled from the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis after a car driving recklessly in the area ended up in the water late Monday night. Police said the incident happened at about 9:40 p.m. Monday as a vehicle was driving wildly through downtown Minneapolis.
Six years ago, a bridge collapsed and our lives changed. The 35W bridge fell into the Mississippi River on this day in 2007. Thirteen people died, and another 145 were hurt when the eight-lane bridge collapsed during the evening rush hour.