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No Injuries After Mudslide Prompts Road Closure

A mudslide on a Mississippi River bluff just below a Minneapolis hospital narrowly missed two motorists on a nearby roadway. Minneapolis firefighters say no one was injured Thursday night and the hospital on the edge of the mudslide is stable.

06/20/2014

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Mudslide Causes Evacuation, Road Closures In Mpls.

A mudslide in Minneapolis caused evacuations and road closures Thursday evening. Deputy Chief Todd White from the Minneapolis Fire Department says the mudslide was first reported at about 7:15 p.m., and occurred on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota campus.

06/19/2014

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Massive rainfall…..Dave kept you up to date all morning long….here are a few of the highlights….CLICK THE LINK ABOVE to listen back…

06/19/2014

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‘U’ Rowing Team Rescues Woman From Miss. River

Members of the University of Minnesota women’s rowing team rescued a woman from the Mississippi River Wednesday morning. Two boats of elite college rowers hit the Mississippi at around 7 a.m. Head Coach Wendy Davis was following in a motorized boat when she saw the women near the Lake Street Bridge.

06/18/2014

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Miss. River Locks Reopen In Mpls. To Commercial Traffic

Minneapolis’ three major locks on the Mississippi River have reopened to commercial traffic Friday, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The three locks – the Upper St. Anthony Falls, the Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock and Dam 1 near Minnehaha Park – were closed to commercial traffic on June 4 due to dangerous water levels. Recreational traffic was prohibited on June 2.

06/13/2014

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MN Officials Warn Of High Water Levels Across State Lakes, Rivers

After another round of rain this weekend, officials are reminding Minnesotans of the dangers on lakes and rivers when waters are high. When Robert Duncanson fell out of his canoe, he held onto a tree branch along the river. But the current was too much, and the branch snapped before help arrived.

06/07/2014

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Heavy Rains Cause Log Jam On Mississippi River in St. Paul

Heavy rainfall at the end of May, and beginning of June, is causing problems on lakes and rivers around Minnesota and Wisconsin. Some lakes have no wake zones, creeks and rivers are showing minor flooding and the swollen Mississippi River is sending a lot of debris down river. On the banks of the Mississippi, the St. Paul Yacht Club kicks off the boating season with an annual orientation.

06/07/2014

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Crews Searching For Fisherman Who Fell In The Mississippi

Dive teams continued searching the Mississippi River Saturday morning for a man fell out of his canoe while fishing. It happened Friday morning near the Winona Spillway at Prairie Island Park. A witness said Robert Lester Duncanson tried to hold onto a tree branch until help could arrive, but it snapped.

06/06/2014

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Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock Closed To Stop Invasive Carp

Local political leaders have decided to close the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock to try to stop the spread of invasive carp. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Keith Ellison were at that Mississippi River lock in Minneapolis Tuesday morning talking about the initiative.

05/27/2014

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Authorities Pull Teen’s Body From Mississippi River In St. Paul Park

Authorities said they’ve recovered the body of a 14-year-old boy from the Mississippi River in St. Paul Park after a drowning Sunday night. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was called at about 5:13 p.m. to Lions Levee Park along the Mississippi River on a report of a drowning.

05/26/2014

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Dive Teams Searching Mississippi River For Missing Teen

A dive team searched for hours for a teen believed to have gone missing in the Mississippi River near Lion’s Levee Park. At 5:15 p.m. Sunday, St. Paul Park authorities were notified about a 14-year-old boy who had gone missing in the river.

05/25/2014

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EPA Water Task Force To Work With Universities

A task force established by the Environmental Protection Agency to curtail farmland pollution that flows into the Mississippi River has reached an agreement with 12 universities.

05/21/2014

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Keeping Tabs On Bald Eagles By Looking At The Little Ones

A study is underway in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin to monitor the health of bald eagles. On Tuesday, WCCO’s cameras got to tag along as a crew brought a single eagle chick down from its nest.

05/20/2014

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Bill Would Close Lock To Block Invasive Carp

The Upper St. Anthony Falls lock on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis would be closed to prevent invasive carp from spreading upstream under a measure headed for final congressional approval. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and other members of the state’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday that the provision has been included in a conference committee’s version of a water infrastructure bill.

05/13/2014

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Man Who Jumped Into Mississippi River Charged

A 19-year-old man is charged with a misdemeanor after authorities say he jumped off a bridge in a Twin Cities suburb in the name of charity. The Hennepin County sheriff’s office said Monday that Joseph Mark Sanislo of Coon Rapids is charged with one count of disorderly conduct.

05/12/2014

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2 Could Face Charges After Mississippi River Bridge ‘Stunt’

Two people could face charges after a Mississippi River bridge “stunt” prompted a river search that included water patrol boats and a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter Wednesday evening.

05/08/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Eagle Cruise On The Mississippi

Minnesota has played a big role in the comeback story of the American eagle. Their numbers have increased dramatically here over the past few decades, especially along the Mississippi River.

05/04/2014

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Sonar Used To Search For Car Submerged In Mississippi River

Authorities are on the scene, after a report of a car going into the Mississippi River near the 10th Avenue bridge near the University of Minnesota.

04/27/2014

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Professor: If We Want To Stop Asian Carp, We Need To Turn Up The Volume

Researchers at the University of Minnesota believe they’ve found an effective way to stop the spread of Asian Carp. The invasive species of fish has been moving north in the Mississippi River, posing a threat to Minnesota’s rivers and lakes.

04/24/2014

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Dayton: I Can’t Declare Moratorium On Frac Mining

In St. Paul Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton said he doesn’t have the legal authority to declare a moratorium on frac sand mining in southeastern Minnesota. This announcement comes after dozens of residents delivered a petition to his office asking for one. Both sides of the Mississippi River bluffs are home to a special kind of sand that’s used in frac mining for oil and gas.

04/22/2014

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Minneapolis Locks Reopen To Recreational Boaters

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening its three Minneapolis locks to recreational traffic Monday.

04/21/2014

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‘She Is My Lifesaver’: Man Credits Fiancée In River Rescue

A Minneapolis couple that first responders say were seconds away from drowning described Tuesday their dramatic rescue on the Mississippi River last week.

04/15/2014

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Sheriff: No Charges In Winona Crash That Killed 4

Authorities said Monday that criminal charges won’t be filed in a Jan. 5 crash in Winona that killed four people, including the driver. The Winona County Sheriff’s Office said the driver, Christina Hauser, had a blood alcohol level of .168 at the time of the crash and was speeding. The sheriff’s office said that because Hauser died, she couldn’t face criminal charges in the case.

04/14/2014

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2 Rescued After Boat Flips On Mississippi Near N. Mpls.

A man and a woman were rescued from the Mississippi River after their boat overturned Friday afternoon, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department. Crews were dispatched the area of the Camden Boat Launch in north Minneapolis just after 1:30 p.m. after a report of two people struggling in the water. Firefighters in water-rescue suits jumped in the river and were able to throw the couple a rope to pull them to shore.

04/11/2014

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High Water Levels Cause 3 Locks To Close To Recreational Boaters

Three waterways were closed to recreational boaters Friday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul district due to increasing high water flows in the Mississippi River. The locks closed included Upper St. Anthony Falls, Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock and Dam 1, located next to Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis.

04/11/2014

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