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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it’s closing its three Twin Cities locks to all traffic including commercial navigation on Thursday morning due to high flows on the Mississippi River.
A Wisconsin couple planning to kayak the 2,500-mile length of the Mississippi River are preparing to embark on the next part of their journey. An HTR Media report says Janet and Greg Gottsacker of Manitowoc have already paddled the first 500 miles.
The recent bouts of rainy weather mean people can’t travel up and down the Mississippi River as far as they may like to. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed three of the Minneapolis locks to recreational traffic over the weekend. It could be a week before the river is low enough to be safe. Commercial traffic can still get through.
The Guthrie Theatre is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend in Minneapolis. Spokeswoman Trish Santini says it all began in the early 1960s when founder Tyrone Guthrie was looking for a home for what he envisioned to be a world-class, regional theater. Guthrie wanted a space with all of the top-notch talent of Broadway
There are two reasons (one rational, one irrational) why Brock Wood is going to have no problem kayaking the 2,400 miles down the Mississippi this summer.
Xcel Energy says it has addressed federal regulators’ concerns about flood protection at its Monticello nuclear power plant.
As cold as this spring was, and as chilly as this Thursday feels, it would probably surprise few to learn that a WCCO photojournalist captured what appeared to be a chunk of ice floating down the Mississippi River in June.
It could be the best two hours you spend this summer. Whether you’re new to the area or have lived here your entire life, a paddleboarding tour down the Mississippi River offers some the most breathtaking views of the Twin Cities you’ve ever seen.