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College Student Dead After Car Plunges Into Mississippi River

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.

08/13/2013

Navy Divers Investigate Site Of Bridge Collapse

On 6th Anniversary Of Bridge Collapse, Survivors Still Come Together

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.

08/01/2013

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Mpls’ Midtown Greenway Named Top Bike Path In America

Minneapolis takes pride in regularly topping the lists of bike-friendly cities. But now one of our bike paths – the Midtown Greenway — is getting national attention.

07/23/2013

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Best Summer Vacation Activities In Minnesota

Check out these local vacation ideas for a Minnesota getaway that takes advantage of the sunshine and the diversity of our state.

07/12/2013

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Bike The Mississippi With A Ranger Guide

Beginning this week — and every Saturday throughout the summer — park rangers will be hosting guided tours. You choose which route: Harriet Island, Stone Arch Bridge or Fort Snelling. We asked the rangers to give us a little sneak peak.

07/06/2013

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3 Mississippi Locks In Mpls. Reopened

Three of Minneapolis’ locks on the Mississippi River have been reopened to recreational boating traffic Friday morning, two days after reopening to commercial vessels. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, the Upper and Lower St. Anthony locks in downtown Minneapolis and Dam 1 near Minnehaha Park were originally closed to recreation traffic on June 24 when river flows exceeded 30,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) – over twice the speed of the

07/05/2013

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High Water Levels Dash Many July Fourth Plans

A frustrating Fourth of July is in store for some Twin Cities families. Several lakes and rivers have dangerously high water levels in addition to storm debris floating on or just below the surface. The water is moving so fast that the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis and near Minnehaha Park has been off limits to all boaters for the last ten days. The locks for commercial barges just reopened Wednesday, but recreational boating is still prohibited.

07/03/2013

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Clearing Mississippi River Logjam Could Cost $25,000

Storm-swept trees and branches, some as big as telephone poles, are creating a logjam on the Mississippi River near downtown St. Paul. Workers haven’t been able to clear the debris because contractors were concerned about the high water levels.

07/03/2013

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St. Paul: Log Jam Cleanup Could Begin Friday

Cleanup on the quickly growing and massive river log jam on Raspberry Island in St. Paul will tentatively begin on Friday, according to the city of St. Paul. Initially, there were issues over who was responsible for removing the pileup as the St. Paul Yacht Club said it couldn’t afford to do so.

07/02/2013

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Log Jam Blocking Boats Along Mississippi In St. Paul

It has been over a week and a half since a summer storm socked the Twin Cities, and clean-up crews are making the rounds. The storm is also to blame for a big mess along the Mississippi River in St. Paul.

07/02/2013

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Minnesota Officials Urging Boaters To Use Caution

High water has Minnesota officials urging boaters to slow down and use caution as the Fourth of July holiday weekend approaches. A no-wake zone is in effect on the St. Croix River from Taylors Falls, Minn., to Prescott, Wis.

07/02/2013

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State Park Partially Closed Due To High Mississippi River

The south portion of Merrick State Park, located north of Winona on the Mississippi River, has been closed as a safety precaution due to the river’s rising water. The DNR said the north campground at Merrick will stay open and isn’t affected.

07/01/2013

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Who Will Clean Up The Massive St. Paul Log Jam?

If your Fourth of July plans have you on the Mississippi River, there is one area where boats can’t travel. A log jam near Raspberry Island in downtown St. Paul, has doubled in size since last Friday.

07/01/2013

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St. Paul Yacht Club: Log Jam Is Getting Dangerously Large

A sizable log jam on Raspberry Island along the Mississippi River has the St. Paul Yacht club concerned as pileup eats away at available slips for boaters. According to Roger Anderson of the club, 28 slips can’t be used on the downriver side of the bridge as the spans are covered by the debris. The St. Paul Rowing club also can’t use one of their docks, Anderson said.

06/29/2013

Brock Wood (right) and friend Jesse Hacker will kayak the 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River beginning June 17 to raise money for Lymphoma research. (credit: submitted)

After Beating Cancer, Brock Wood’s Next Challenge Is The Mississippi

Brock Wood is on a journey. He’s kayaking the entire Mississippi River – from Itasca all the way to New Orleans. The kayaks first hit the water on June 17, but for Wood the journey began last year.

06/28/2013

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