Thick Ice Slows Start Of Shipping On Upper Mississippi RiverThick ice is delaying the resumption of shipping on the Upper Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had planned to reopen Lock and Dam 5A near Fountain City, Wisconsin, on Monday.
European Cruise Giant Viking Plans Mississippi River ToursEuropean 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.
The World's 7 Coolest Floating HotelsFrom 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.
Body Found On Mpls. Riverbank Identified As 'U' StudentMinneapolis 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.
Record-Setting Pumpkin Wows At Stillwater Harvest FestWhat'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 Sunken Boat On St. Croix May Be Stuck There For A BitThe 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.
Finding Minnesota: Floating The Scenic, Gentle Cannon RiverMinnesota'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."
Bike The Mississippi With A Ranger GuideBeginning 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.
Fishing Expert: Rely On Electronics, Or Not?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 Investigate After Body Found In Mississippi RiverPolice are investigating after a body was found in the Mississippi River on Wednesday.
Fargo-Area Officials Outline Plans For SandbaggingSpring clean-up week has been replaced by spring flood-fighting week in Fargo.
Some River Gauges Could Be Victims Of Budget CutsSome 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.
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