A study by the agency tasked with protecting Minnesota’s environment says no lakes and only a few streams in the southwest corner of the state meet quality standards for fishing and swimming.
A pipeline that will deliver Missouri River water to towns and rural water systems in South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota has picked up more funding from Washington. The Lewis and Clark Regional Water System will receive an extra $6.6 million from Bureau of Reclamation, in addition to the original $2.4 million budgeted for this year.
Ivy and Kelley in Mrs. Neppl’s class at Tremont Elementary are learning about rivers. They want to know: What is the longest river in the U.S.? The Missouri River, at 2,541 miles, beats out the mighty Mississippi at 2,230 miles. But here’s the thing: the Missouri is a tributary of the Mississippi.
Joe Zellner of Grand Marais, Minn., finished the 72-mile course between Yankton and Sioux City, Iowa, in less than nine hours.
The fast-moving Missouri River is making for spectacular displays at the dams that control its flow.