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June 14, 2019
DNR Area Fisheries Supervisor Eric Altena with a nice smallmouth bass caught Thursday, June 6, on the upper Mississippi River near Brainerd. Steve Hoffman photo
Trolling for the Troops thanks veterans for their service
June 14, 2019 - 10:30am
June 10, 2019
Flood waters surround Lock and Dam 17 on the Mississippi River as seen in an aerial photograph taken near New Boston, Ill., on June 7, 2019. Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
Hundreds of barges stalled as floods hinder Midwest supplies
June 10, 2019 - 12:45pm
May 7, 2019
The US Army Corps of Engineers base in St. Louis on Monday, May 6, 2019. Photo for The Washington Post by Nick Schnelle.
Flooding wreaks havoc along Mississippi River trade route
May 7, 2019 - 9:40am
May 4, 2019
The high water that rushed into downtown Davenport after a barrier breach flooded businesses and vehicles. The long-term threat - from bigger and more frequent floods, spurred by extreme weather and riverfront development - is making some residents lose faith in the temporary barricades.  Photo by KC McGinnis for The Washington Post
Flooded Iowa city still wants to 'make peace' with river
May 4, 2019 - 2:34pm
April 14, 2019
From left to right, Starr, Valor II and Valor I sit over eggs at their Illinois nest. Photo courtesy of Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge via National Audubon Society.
A rare trio of bald eagles - two dads, one mom - are raising eaglets together in one nest
April 14, 2019 - 1:24pm
March 17, 2019
Two dead and one missing amid 'historic' flooding across the Midwest
March 17, 2019 - 1:10pm
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