Back-to-school time of the year may seem a funny time for a canoe trip, but not for a group of Augsburg College students. They’re about to spend an entire semester traveling the Mississippi River, a nearly 2,000-mile journey to study and research the great river.
There was water training of a different kind on the Mississippi River on Saturday. Hundreds of surfers hit the shore break for the latest stop in the World Series of Wakesurfing.
Minneapolis firefighters have rescued a man who fell down a Mississippi River embankment near the University of Minnesota campus. Authorities say the man was walking along the river on top of the embankment when he fell 50 to 75 feet Thursday morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are you a filmmaker looking to highlight the beauty and character of Minneapolis’ riverfront? Then you’ll want to check out this competition.
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.
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.
Mayflies have once again invaded the city of Hastings, causing headaches for many.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says a body has been found on the Mississippi River in St. Paul Park Wednesday morning.
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.
One of Minnesota’s most treasured natural resources often becomes a dumping ground.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has found that 10-year-old Barway Collins died by homicide.
The effort to save migrating birds from deadly collisions with glass is about to be back before the Minneapolis City Council.
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.
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.
Most every popular destination in America shares something in common — a waterfront setting.
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.
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.