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Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
Mississippi River in Clearwater Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
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Take a Day Off on the Mississippi River [AUDIO]

I talked with Katie Winkelman who is a Soil Conservationist for the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District today about their upcoming "Take a Day Off" on the Mississippi event August 1.

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Chris Ring swims down the Mississippi River. (Photo: Legacies Alive)
Chris Ring swims down the Mississippi River. (Photo: Legacies Alive)
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Navy Veteran Swims Mississippi River To Honor Fallen Heroes and Their Families [VIDEO]

A Navy Veteran is attempting to be the first american to swim the Mississippi River, but his reasons are for much more then the glory. It's a challenge many of us would back away from, but for Chris Ring it's a way to honor our fallen heroes.

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Fun Friday Mississippi River
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Fun Friday: Hitting the Water in Clearwater [VIDEO]

This week in Fun Friday, we head out to Clearwater to go kayaking on the Mississippi River.

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SWCD River and Downtown
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Local Group Has Big Plans for Mississippi River [VIDEO]

The Mississippi River is arguably one of America's most recognizable natural landmarks but it doesn't seem to get the respect it deserves in the St. Cloud area. One local group is out to change that.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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St. Cloud State Transforming Q-Lot To Protect Mississippi River

St. Cloud State University is transforming one of its parking lots into a pollution reduction project to help protect Mississippi River water quality. A $196,000 grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will makeover the Q-Lot, which is south of the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.

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Body Found At Park At Center Of Search For Missing Boy

Authorities have sealed off a site at North Mississippi Regional Park in Brooklyn Center, where a body has been found in the river.

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Jeffrey Trevino
Jeffrey Trevino
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Court Upholds Minnesota Man’s Conviction in Wife’s Death

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a St. Paul man found guilty of killing his wife and dumping her body in the Mississippi River.

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Getty Images
Getty Images
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Minnesota DNR: Invasive Carp DNA Tests Encouraging

Minnesota conservation officials are encouraged by the results of testing for invasive carp in the Mississippi River near Winona.

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Mississippi River ice floes
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Ice Brings Early End To 2014 Shipping Season

Icy conditions have forced an early end to shipping on the Upper Mississippi River.

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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Sandbars Ground Barges in Upper Mississippi River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working on dredging parts of the Mississippi River in Minnesota to allow dozens of barges to pass by unprecedented levels of sand resulting from recent flooding.

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