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Admission Of Guilt From Barway Collins’ Father Contrasts Months Of Denial

Pierre Collins pleaded guilty Monday to killing his son, Barway, back in March. He’ll now spend 40 years in prison. It’s a case that began with Collins denying any involvement with his son’s death.

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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.

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Kentucky Woman Kayaking The Mississippi River For Research

It was day seven, and the exhaustion was about to set in. Alyssum Pohl was in her tent hopelessly trying to sleep while a group of drunken twentysomethings spent the night shooting guns and yelling just outside.

07/19/2015

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Lowry Bridge Becomes 1st In Minn. For Special Inspection

Workers are inspecting the Lowry Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis using some new technology. The steel-tied arch bridge is being inspected with equipment from a barge on the river, which is being used for the first time in Minnesota.

07/14/2015

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Mississippi Minute Film Festival

Are you a filmmaker looking to highlight the beauty and character of Minneapolis’ riverfront? Then you’ll want to check out this competition.

07/07/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Water Levels Rise So High During Storms?

Strong storms rolled through Minnesota Sunday night and dumped two to four inches of rain across the Metro. That water raised parts of the Mississippi River seven inches and some sections of Minnehaha Creek about two and half feet.

07/06/2015

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Feds Consider Adding Blanding’s Turtle To Endangered List

The federal government is considering adding the Blanding’s turtle to the endangered species list, as the yellow-throated reptile that once thrived throughout the Upper Midwest can now only be found in large numbers in parts of Minnesota and Nebraska.

07/05/2015

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Mayflies Swarm Into Hastings For Annual Infestation

Mayflies have once again invaded the city of Hastings, causing headaches for many.

07/03/2015

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Sheriff: Body Found In Mississippi River In St. Paul Park

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says a body has been found on the Mississippi River in St. Paul Park Wednesday morning.

07/01/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: WCCO Hits Lake City (Day 2)

It’s that time of year once again. That’s right, we’re Goin’ to the Lake! WCCO-TV’s Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Williams are all heading to Lake City to kick off another summer’s worth of road trip fun.

06/26/2015

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One Day Of Mississippi Clean Up Nets 5 Tons Of Trash

One of Minnesota’s most treasured natural resources often becomes a dumping ground.

06/17/2015

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Police: Body Recovered From Mississippi River

Police say they recovered a body from the Mississippi River Monday evening. At around 6:10 p.m., police say they received a call reporting a body in the water near the For Parkway Bridge.

06/15/2015

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Mississippi River Lock Closure Halts Popular Kayak Tour

On Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., the Upper St. Anthony lock closed its doors for a final time. Last year, Congress ordered the lock closed to try to stop the northward spread of invasive Asian carp up the Mississippi.

06/11/2015

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Good Question: How Are Our Goods Shipped Over The Country?

Late Tuesday night, the Upper Saint Anthony Falls Lock and Dam will be closed for good. It’s an attempt to stop invasive Asian carp from getting into Minnesota’s lakes.

06/09/2015

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Organizers Seek Paddlers For Every Mile Of Minnesota River

Paddling enthusiasts are trying to get a huge number of canoes and kayaks onto the Minnesota River Saturday for National Get Outdoors Day. Alex Watson, a regional naturalist for the Department of Natural Resources, says the goal is to get people to paddle every navigable mile of the Minnesota River.

06/08/2015

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Barway Collins Died Of Homicide By ‘Unspecified Means,’ Medical Examiner Says

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has found that 10-year-old Barway Collins died by homicide.

06/02/2015

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The Push To Make Minneapolis’ Skyways Safer For Birds

The effort to save migrating birds from deadly collisions with glass is about to be back before the Minneapolis City Council.

05/11/2015

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Funeral For Barway Collins Set For Saturday

The funeral for 10-year-old Barway Collins, whose body was found in the Mississippi River nearly a month after he was reported missing, has been set for Saturday.

04/27/2015

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Judge Denies Pierre Collins’ Request To See Son’s Body

A judge has denied a request from the man charged with murdering his son, after he asked if he could be temporarily released to say his goodbyes to the boy. Pierre Collins is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his 10-year-old son, Barway Collins.

04/23/2015

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Best Waterfront Destinations In The US

Most every popular destination in America shares something in common — a waterfront setting.

04/22/2015

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Barway Memorial To Bring White Roses To The Mississippi

An entire community is still grieving the death of 10-year-old Barway Collins. A volunteer search group discovered his body just over a week ago in the Mississippi River. His dad, Pierre Collins, now faces murder charges in his son’s disappearance.

04/19/2015

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Memorial Held For Drowned ‘U’ Student

They came from her hometown, her school and her college to say goodbye to Jennifer Houle. Several hundred gathered at Northrup Auditorium for Sunday’s memorial service.

04/13/2015

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Community Reacts After Boy’s Death Investigated As Homicide

Barway Collins has become a household name in the Twin Cities these past few weeks. Billboards bear his name, a reward was posted for tips on the case. Dozens and dozens of people who never knew Barway spent their days combing through brush and alongside the Mississippi River.

04/12/2015

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Police: 10-Year-Old Boy’s Death A Homicide Investigation

Investigators are now calling the death of 10-year-old Barway Collins a homicide. Volunteer searchers found a boy’s body floating in the Mississippi River Saturday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed Sunday that it was Barway Collins.

04/12/2015

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Sources: Body Found In Mississippi River Believed To Be Barway Collins

Sources tell WCCO that a body recovered from the Mississippi River Saturday afternoon is believed to be that of missing 10-year-old boy Barway Collins. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office has been at the scene near 53rd Street North and Lyndale Avenue North at North Mississippi Regional Park

04/11/2015

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