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August 19, 2018
A bald eagle looks down on kayakers paddling through the Missouri backwaters on June 12.  Steve Gardiner / Forum News Service
Backwaters kayaking provides a day of scenic beauty
August 19, 2018 - 8:57am
May 16, 2018
Kirk "KJ" Millhone, center, and teammates Kevin Eckelkamp, left, and Nate Lastinger are attempting to break the world record by canoeing the 2,320-mile length of the Mississippi River in less than 18 days. Kirk Millhone / via St. Paul Pioneer Press
Trio out to set record for paddling Mississippi
May 16, 2018 - 9:44am
April 4, 2018
Eroded wetlands near the east bank of the Mississippi near Pointe à la Hache, La., Feb. 5, 2018. Louisiana’s “working coast” is dotted with communities that may not outlast the people who currently live there; a fourth of the state’s wetlands are already gone, and the government has been retiring place names for islands and bays and passes that have simply ceased to exist. (William Widmer/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
The Mississippi River hasn't flooded this much in 500 years
April 4, 2018 - 2:32pm
March 16, 2018
The city motto for Little Falls, Minn., is, "The Town Where the Mississippi Pauses." It pauses more often in the winter when some of the flow is slowed by freezing temperatures that turn some of the Mississippi River into ice. Aviator Charles Lindbergh was from Little Falls and tours are offered of his boyhood home.  Washington Post photo by Michael S. Williamson
Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway
March 16, 2018 - 10:59am
July 29, 2017
Officials irked by toxic train: St. Paul not alerted after chlorine-carrying train car derails
July 29, 2017 - 4:59pm
May 30, 2017
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Man dies when road washes out, vehicle plunges into Mississippi River
May 30, 2017 - 4:22pm
December 6, 2012
Thune: Corps lacks legal authority to release water
December 6, 2012 - 11:09am
November 29, 2012
Shippers join river fight for barge traffic
November 29, 2012 - 8:37am