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MISSISSIPPI RIVER

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Red Wing Grain, which typically loads 400-600 barges in a year and handles about 25 million to 30 million bushels annually through its facility, is down 10% to 20% this fall, said Jim Larson, general manager
The capsizing of the steamer Sea Wing on Lake Pepin in 1890 made it one of the nation's worst maritime disasters.
A family of boaters discovered the baby on Sept. 5, 2011. While they believed they were picking trash from the water, they discovered a baby wrapped inside a tote bag.
The 20th destination on our 20-site tour of Minnesota's state parks brings us to the heart of the Twin Cities, where you will find an oasis of wilderness in the urban heart of the state. Fort Snelling State Park is neither as quiet or secluded as other parks in Minnesota, but for Twin Citians it offers history and hiking where the state's major rivers meet.
We reach the halfway mark on our 20-site tour of Minnesota's state parks with a visit to a geographical anomaly, and a site of centuries-old history, in mostly flat Aitkin County. Savanna Portage State Park is home to remote lakes, an excellent campground, and miles of hilly hiking trails, one of which was in use hundreds of years ago.
DNA analysis produces leads in at least in one of the cases.

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Local tips and state maps can lead you to great places to drift along for a couple of hours.
An 80-year-old Vermont native is looking to become the oldest to kayak the mighty Mississippi. With a birthday along the way, if Stan Stark completes the 2,400-mile voyage, he'll top the record held by his friend.
Fly fishing for muskies is never easy, but guide Luke Swanson says it’s as good as it gets right now

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