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Forum On River Water Quality Set For Red Wing

The public is invited to a conversation on water quality issues facing the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers on Thursday in Red Wing.


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Deadly Summer On Minnesota Lakes, Rivers

Six drownings occurred in Minnesota over the weekend, underscoring an already tragic summer on the waters.


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A Guide To Minnesota Water Trails

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.


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Heavy Rains Could Push Rivers To Flood Stage

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.


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Minn. Lawmaker Proposes Water-Rule Moratorium

Environmentalists fear a St. Cloud lawmaker’s proposals would weaken protection of Minnesota’s natural resources.


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Monday Morning Flood Update Roundup

A number of cities in Minnesota are updating the status of their flooding situations Monday morning. Here are some of the latest reports we’ve received.


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Snow Most Unwelcome Near Minnesota’s Swollen Rivers

If there was any doubt we’re at the mercy of Mother Nature, ask the folks of North Branch. A foot of heavy-wet snow has them socked in and digging out. Now, the next days are crucial.


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More Flood Warnings Issued For Minn. Rivers

The National Weather Service is adding more counties to the flood warning list — another sign that the spring melt is already starting to take effect.


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Flood Warnings Issued For Minn. Rivers

Flood warnings have been issued for a few areas surrounding Minnesota rivers.