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National Safe Boating Week Begins Saturday

As the ice comes off more Minnesota lakes, safety officials are highlighting Saturday’s start to National Safe Boating Week. The St. Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the best thing a person can do to stay safe on the water is to wear a life vest or personal flotation device.

05/18/2013

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Minneapolis Locks Reopening To Recreational Boats

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening its three Minneapolis locks to recreational boats.

05/07/2013

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3 Locks Close On Mississippi River In Twin Cities

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed three locks on the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities to recreational boats due to high water flows.

05/02/2013

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Rising River Closes Locks To Recreational Boaters

The rising Mississippi River has forced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to close the three Twin Cities locks to recreational boats on Wednesday.

05/01/2013

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1st Tow Of Season Breaks Through Lake Pepin Ice

The shipping season has opened much later than normal on the Upper Mississippi River, due to thick ice on Lake Pepin.

04/09/2013

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Corps Of Engineers OKs Stillwater Bridge Permit

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit to the Minnesota Department of Transportation to complete the new St. Croix (kroy) Crossing south of Stillwater.

03/11/2013

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Mississippi River Closes To Barges, Recreational Traffic

The U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers will officially close the navigation system on the upper Mississippi River Dec. 3, after what’s been a bit of an unusual season.

12/02/2012

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Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Ending

The shipping season is coming to an end on the Upper Mississippi River.

11/30/2012

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Lawmaker: Corps To Miss Asian Carp Plan Deadline

A member of Congress from Michigan says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not meet a legal deadline for completing a plan to preventing Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

10/05/2012

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Study: No High-Risk Great Lakes Asian Carp Paths

study of 18 canals, ditches and other waterways that could link the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds found none were likely pathways to the lakes for Asian carp, federal officials said Friday.

09/14/2012

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Measure Would Require Quicker Asian Carp Action

Federal engineers would be ordered to speed up development of a plan for protecting the Great Lakes from Asian carp under legislation awaiting final votes in Congress.

06/28/2012

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3 Twin Cities Mississippi River Locks Closed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing three locks in the Twin Cities to recreational boats Friday because of rising water on the Mississippi River.

06/22/2012

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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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Officials Close Mississippi River Locks, Dams Due To High Water

The St. Paul district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed three Twin Cities locks and dams on the Mississippi River to commercial traffic due to high water levels, officials said Wednesday.

05/30/2012

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Grand Rapids Lake Could Rise 2 feet In Coming Days

The St. Paul district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a Grand Rapids lake is expected to rise rapidly over the next few days.

05/28/2012

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