European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017.
From retired ocean liners and rock-themed submarines, to tricked-out houseboats and huts tied to inner tubes, here are seven of the world’s coolest.
Minneapolis Police are investigating after a man’s body was found lying on the riverbank, just east of the Stone Arch Bridge. Authorities say they received a 911 call around 8:45 a.m. Sunday regarding an unresponsive person lying on the ground.
What’s cooler than padding a river while in a monster-sized pumpkin? Virtually nothing, obviously. From delicious chili and apple pie, to hanging out with giant pumpkins and seeing the massive veggies be used as boats — it’s all possible at the Stillwater Harvest Fest.
The half-sunken houseboat on the St. Croix may be there for a while. After renting a crane from the Stillwater bridge construction site on Wednesday evening, crews started trying to hoist the cruise ship. But apparently a leak prohibited them from lifting it.
Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes offer wide-open spaces for fast boats and personal watercraft. But for a quieter, more relaxing day on the water, there are seven rivers in the state, designated as “wild, scenic and recreational.”
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.
It’s just two days until the fishing opener. Assuming you go to southern Minnesota to find fish this weekend, it’s safe to say there will be plenty of pressure from other anglers as lakes may be quite busy.
Police are investigating after a body was found in the Mississippi River on Wednesday.
Spring clean-up week has been replaced by spring flood-fighting week in Fargo.
Some of the stream and river gauges used to help forecasters predict flood conditions around the country could be discontinued as a result of automatic federal budget cuts that went into effect this month.
A second body has been recovered after a semi truck left the road and went into a river near Menonomie, Wis. amid snowy conditions Tuesday morning.
The State Patrol says a body believed to be the driver of a semi has been recovered from a river in western Wisconsin, while emergency crews search for a second person.
Dangerous conditions led authorities to suspend the search Sunday for a snowmobiler they believe broke through the ice and was swept down a remote part of the St. Croix River.
A deceased body has been discovered in the St. Croix River in Afton, Minn. Sunday, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
A Minnesota woman is warning others to be careful and wear lifejackets while riding rivers, which may appear calm but can quickly turn rough and possibly life-threatening.
Flood waters are still rising near Aitkin, where the Mississippi River is expected to remain above the flooding stage until Tuesday.
Authorities now suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in the Otter Tail River.
The St. Paul district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will reopen three Twin Cities locks and dams on the Mississippi River to commercial traffic Wednesday.
A 38-year-old Welch man is in jail after he led police on a chase through Red Wing early Thursday morning and jumped from a bridge into the Mississippi River.
The body of a woman who disappeared while tubing in southern Minnesota has been found and identified. The victim is 21-year-old Jenny Mae Kraling of Mankato.
Two teenage brothers from Rochester survived a harrowing fall off a bridge in southeastern Minnesota.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is warning the ice on the state’s lakes and rivers is still too thin to play on, so parents should keep a sharp eye on their children during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Authorities in Minnesota say an angel figurine found with a baby girl dumped in the Mississippi River was produced for a Catholic missionary group.
Authorities are investigating after they pulled the body of a 53-year-old Anoka man out a river Saturday afternoon.