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Twin Cities River Locks Closing

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.

06/26/2013

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Wis. Couple To Kayak Entire 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.

06/25/2013

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3 Miss. River Locks Closed To Recreational Traffic In Mpls.

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.

06/24/2013

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Guthrie Theater Celebrates 50 Years

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

06/21/2013

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)

Beyond Bounds: Brock Wood KO’d Cancer, Now Kayaking The Mississippi

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.

06/12/2013

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Xcel Addresses Flood Concerns At Monticello Plant

Xcel Energy says it has addressed federal regulators’ concerns about flood protection at its Monticello nuclear power plant.

06/11/2013

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Was That Ice On The Mississippi? In June?

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.

06/06/2013

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Positively Minnesota: Mississippi Paddleboarding Tour A Rare Treat

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.

06/06/2013

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Demolition Crews Get To Work On Old Hastings Bridge

Demolition began on the Hastings Bridge this Wednesday, as motorists in the Twin Cities bid farewell to “Old Blue.” Crews started tearing down the landmark bridge at 7 a.m. The demolition crews will begin by removing the decking on the downtown side.

06/05/2013

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Man’s Body Pulled From Mississippi River Near Wakota Bridge

Authorities are investigating after a man’s body was pulled from the Mississippi River near the Wakota Bridge on the border of South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights Sunday night. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office said a person fishing on the river in the area discovered the body at about 7 p.m. Sunday and called 911.

06/03/2013

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Minneapolis Locks Reopen to Recreational Boats

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reopened its three Minneapolis locks to recreational boats. The locks on the Mississippi River reopened Friday. The Corps closed the locks to recreational boats on May 23 due to high water flows.

06/01/2013

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Authorities ID Body Found In Mississippi River Near Fort Snelling

Authorities have identified the body of a woman that was found earlier this week in the Mississippi River near Fort Snelling. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Friday authorities recovered the body of 16-year-old Erika Renee Borgstrom of Roberts, Wis.

05/31/2013

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US Senators: Mississippi River Traffic At Crisis Level

Two United States Senators were in St. Paul Thursday, pushing for federal money to fix what they say is a national crisis on the Mississippi River.

05/30/2013

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Body Pulled From Channel Of Mississippi River

The body of a woman was pulled from a channel of the Mississippi River Wednesday after fishermen made the discovery. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol pulled the woman’s body from the water, near the Mendota Bridge.

05/29/2013

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11 Rescued After Houseboat Capsizes On Mississippi River

Nearly a dozen people are recovering Monday morning after authorities said their houseboat capsized in the Mississippi River. The accident apparently went over a roller gate at Lock and Dam 7 near Dresbach, Wis., around 5:30 p.m. Monday.

05/28/2013

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