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Minnesota Kicks Off Large Study of Mississippi River

State pollution officials have begun monitoring the Upper Mississippi River to study its health in terms of aquatic life, recreation and fish consumption. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will take water chemistry samples over two years and analyze them by late 2015.

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Mayors gather at River's Edge Convention Center (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Mayors gather at River's Edge Convention Center (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Mayors Along Mississippi River Gather to Sign Memorandum [VIDEO]

A collection of 20 Mayors from along the Mississippi River gathered at the River's Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud for the second annual Mississippi River Cities and Towns Meeting.

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Body of St. Cloud Man Found in Little Rock Lake Area

The body of a St. Cloud man was recovered on Saturday near Little Rock Lake from the Mississippi River.

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Mandy Matula, Facebook
Mandy Matula, Facebook
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Volunteers Search Area For Missing Woman [AUDIO]

Volunteers searched areas along the Mississippi River today in St. Cloud for Mandy Matula, the missing 24-year-old Eden Prairie woman last seen May 1st.

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Frozen Mississippi River, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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UPDATE: Mayors Press for Federal Focus on Mississippi River

Mayors from Mississippi River communities are joining with members of Congress to draw attention to the waterway and the needs of communities dotting its banks.

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Frozen Mississippi River, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Mayors from Mississippi River Towns Coming to St. Cloud [AUDIO]

More than 50 mayors from cities along the Mississippi River are coming to St. Cloud this summer. It was announced yesterday (Thursday) that the 2nd annual meeting of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative will be held in St. Cloud.

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Bend in the River Park
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Benton County Gets Legacy Grant for Park

Benton County is using a Parks and Trails Legacy grant to make some improvements at the Bend in the River Regional Park near Rice.

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Student Kyle VanOverbeke shares his work (Photo by WJON's Abby Faulkner)
Student Kyle VanOverbeke shares his work (Photo by WJON's Abby Faulkner)
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SCSU Students Use Photography to Learn, Teach About Mississippi River [PHOTOS, AUDIO]

ST. CLOUD - Many of us see and cross over the Mississippi River on a daily basis, but how much do we really know about it?

That's the question a St. Cloud State University class is asking and answering through a public photo project

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$11 Million Deal Protects 2K Acres on Mississippi River

Conservationists have closed on an $11 million deal to protect nearly 2,000 acres of land along the Mississippi River northeast of Brainerd. The project used $11 million of state Legacy Amendment funds to buy the tract from longtime owner Potlatch Corporation, which had considered selling the land for development.

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Chris Yunker, Flickr
Chris Yunker, Flickr
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Report Mixed on Mississippi-St. Cloud Watershed

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is giving a mixed report on the Mississippi River watershed in the St. Cloud area. The Mississippi River-St. Cloud watershed includes all or parts of seven counties.

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