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Floodwaters Rising After Storms Deluge Heartland

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.

04/19/2013

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Authorities Warn Of Dangers Of Snowmobiling On Rivers

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.

02/17/2013

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Common Anti-Bacterial Compound Found In Waterways

New research shows a compound found in popular anti-bacterial soaps, cosmetics and toothpastes is creating toxins in Minnesota lakes and rivers.

01/22/2013

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A Year After Floods, Shippers Face Low Miss. River

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.

07/16/2012

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DNR: Invasive Species Violation Rates Unacceptable

A crackdown on the spread of aquatic invasive species isn’t getting through to enough Minnesota boaters, the Department of Natural Resources said Monday.

06/18/2012

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Army Corps Closes River To Commercial Traffic

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.

05/30/2012

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Relentless Rains Restore Minnesota Rivers, Lakes

Minnesota is inching closer to the rainfall record for May. That’s a good thing for Minnesota’s rivers.

05/28/2012

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Minnesota’s New Pollution Watchdog Takes Control

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.

05/23/2012

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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.

03/26/2012

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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.

08/01/2011

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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.

07/16/2011

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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.

06/20/2011

Great Lakes

Minn. Lawmaker Proposes Water-Rule Moratorium

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

04/13/2011

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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.

03/28/2011

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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.

03/23/2011

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