A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man... Posted on 10/27/12 at 11:31 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Asian carp could threaten northern Minnesota
A new test shows Asian carp appear to be moving north on the Mississippi River, which could threaten waters in most of northern Minnesota.
Water samples in the Twin Cities tested positive for genetic... Posted on 10/21/11 at 6:35 PM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY Wistful Wednesday: The Headwaters
This is an old family photo. We are not sure exactly who it is. We think it might be Great Uncle Herman. I wish we knew for sure who it was. It is a marvelous old photo.  ... Posted on 6/29/11 at 6:03 AM
THE VIEW FROM THE EDGE OF TOWN Minnesota's Mississippi Monster
Minnesota’s Mississippi Monster
There’s something in the Mississippi River near Lake City, Minnesota. “Something” that no one has been able to identify or fully document
It was... Posted on 10/9/09 at 6:07 AM
Police say the search for a missing St. Paul woman is over. Authorities say Thursday that a body recovered a day earlier from the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul is that of Kira Trevino, a 30-year-old Wisconsin native who was last seen alive on Feb. 21.
Her Missouri hamlet soon to celebrate its 200th birthday, Mayor Jo Anne Smiley embraces Clarksville's perilous place along the Mississippi River, never mind that that the waters again threaten to wipe it and its potpourri of specialty shops off the map.
Mayors from communities along the Mississippi River said Thursday that they would work with federal lawmakers to sharpen the national focus on the waterway after two years in which shipping has been threatened by flooding and then drought.
Mississippi River shippers have returned to hauling full loads after several storms and aggressive rock-clearing helped deepen the waterway, eliminating worries about barge traffic shutting down, the river's stewards and barge operators said Wednesday.
Two federal lawmakers from Illinois got a firsthand look at urgent efforts to clear the Mississippi River bedrock that's crimping shipping and say they're closely monitoring the situation on the waterway.
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