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.
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.