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?
The Mississippi is a powerful river spanning more than 2,000 miles. But there’s one stretch, not far from the metro, that’s shallow and peaceful enough to attract canoeists, paddle boarders and kayakers.
WCCO’s summer road trip continued Thursday with Mike Binkley and Liz Collin, who are Park Rapids, Minn. The city is about three-and-a-half hours northwest of the Twin Cities.They found the Mississippi River’s headwaters at Itasca State Park. Countless visitors have stood right at the beginning of the Mississippi River’s 2,552-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. This is one of the must-see stops if you’re visiting Park Rapids.
Two tours in Afghanistan took a toll on Joshua Ploetz. The former Marine was injured in a roadside bomb. He lost friends in combat, and later, to suicide. When the Winona, Minn. resident returned from the war eight years ago, he was coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD,
A group of University of Minnesota researchers are trying to prevent the spread of Asian Carp in the Mississippi River. They just installed a new sonic deterrent system at Lock and Dam 8 near Genoa, Wis. Five speakers were mounted that produce a very specific type of sound.
Federal officials hope to clear enough silt and sand from the Mississippi River so barge traffic can resume downstream this weekend. Commercial traffic on the upper Mississippi has been choked off for weeks by large sediment deposits left behind by flooding.
Authorities said a man’s body was pulled from the Mississippi River Saturday morning near the line between Ramsey and Dakota Counties. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a body in the Missisippi River at about 7:42 a.m. Saturday.
Friday marks seven years since the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145 others. It was the height of the evening rush hour on Aug. 1, 2007, when the 35W bridge in Minneapolis fell into the Mississippi River.
Commercial barge traffic should fully resume on the Mississippi River as early as next Tuesday. Parts of the heavily used upper Mississippi River were left impassible to barge and tug traffic after recent flooding left behind an unwanted surprise.
It’s been more than a year since the Ford Plant shut down in St. Paul. Now, the city is talking about its plans for redevelopment. The 125-acre site along the Mississippi River was used by Ford Motor Company for nearly 100 years. Demolition leveled 2 million square feet of buildings to the ground.
A body was recovered from the Mississippi River near Brooklyn Park, Minn. Saturday evening, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a call about a body in the river shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says invasive carp have been found in the Mississippi River near Cottage Grove. The agency says commercial fishermen under contract with the DNR netted two adult invasive carp in Pool 2 Thursday.
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.
Six Indian burial mounds have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Indian Mounds Park is the only remaining burial mound within the Twin Cities.
This week is the anniversary of one of the most traumatic stories in Minnesota’s history. And it’s one many people have never even heard about. One historian calls it Minnesota’s version of the Titanic. The Sea Wing left Red Wing, Minn. for a Sunday cruise to go watch music in Lake City. On the way back a summer storm hit and 98 people died, mostly women and children.