On Saturday, Minnesotans will launch their boats in search of open water for the annual fishing opener.
In what officials are calling one of the latest dates ever recorded, Hennepin County declared an official “ice out” on Wednesday.
Volunteers worked into the night to stack sandbags against rising Midwest floodwaters and evacuate people in its path — or rescue those already under water — after a powerful spring storm system unleashed downpours from Oklahoma to Michigan.
A 22-year-old man died after snowmobiling on the St. Croix River. Washington County authorities say he drove past warning signs and right into open water.
New research shows a compound found in popular anti-bacterial soaps, cosmetics and toothpastes is creating toxins in Minnesota lakes and rivers.
A year after the Mississippi River swelled to near-historic proportions and flooded farms and homes from Illinois to Louisiana, the level along the waterway’s southern half is so low that cargo barges have run aground and their operators have been forced to lighten their loads.
A crackdown on the spread of aquatic invasive species isn’t getting through to enough Minnesota boaters, the Department of Natural Resources said Monday.
Whether pleasure boating or commercial barge, Old Man River is dictating the terms. The Army Corps of Engineers expects the upper three locks on the Mississippi River to remain closed to boaters until mid-June.
Minnesota is inching closer to the rainfall record for May. That’s a good thing for Minnesota’s rivers.
The new head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says he believes voluntary efforts by farmers can help the state move closer to cleaning up the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers.
The public is invited to a conversation on water quality issues facing the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers on Thursday in Red Wing.
Six drownings occurred in Minnesota over the weekend, underscoring an already tragic summer on the waters.
When the topic of whitewater rafting was suggested to me my first reaction was, “There’s whitewater rafting in Minnesota?” It turns out there is, but there is only one river designated as a whitewater trail by the Department of Natural Resources. So, if you’re feeling adventurous check out the gnarly tour down the St. Louis River, but if you’re looking for a slower more relaxed ride, there are some of those listed, as well.
Recent storms and rain have pushed some rivers in Minnesota to high levels — and heavy rain expected this week could cause the Mississippi, Minnesota and Red rivers to rise even more.
Environmentalists fear a St. Cloud lawmaker’s proposals would weaken protection of Minnesota’s natural resources.
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