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Chris Yunker, Flickr
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Mayors Seek Viability for Mississippi River

Several mayors of cities along the Mississippi River will gather in St. Louis this week to discuss ways to make the mighty waterway more sustainable. Thursday's gathering comes amid one of the worst droughts in recent memory.

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Free Event On Mississippi River this Saturday [AUDIO]

More than 40 free activities will be offered this Saturday on the Mississippi River. The annual "Take a Day OFF" will run from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Stearns County Mississippi River Park north of Sartell.

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Chris Yunker, Flickr
Chris Yunker, Flickr
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Drought Not Affecting Upper Mississippi Shipping

This summer's drought is not affecting shipping on the Upper Mississippi River so far. Farther south, the Mississippi is about 13 feet below normal in some places.

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Abby Faulkner
Abby Faulkner
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Mississippi River Still Navigable by Canoe

Although the flood warning for the Mississippi has been allowed to expire, the water levels remain high and the currents swift. Even so, Clear Waters Outfitting in Clearwater owner Dan Meer says the Mississippi River is still navigable below the St. Cloud dam.

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Mississippi River Flooding
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Flood Warning Cancelled, Levels Still High on Miss. River [VIDEO]

The National Weather Service has announced that the flood warning for the Mississippi River in St. Cloud has been cancelled. However, water levels on the river remain extremely high. There's some minor flooding in low lying areas through the metro area.

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WJON News
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Mississippi River Above Flooding Stage Near Aitkin

Flood waters are still rising near Aitkin, where the Mississippi River is expected to remain above the flooding stage until Tuesday. The Minnesota Incident Command System says the river was at 18.1 feet at Aitkin on Sunday morning. The flood stage there is 12 feet.

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Kayakers Rescued from Swollen Mississippi River

Two kayakers had to be rescued from the Mississippi River. At about 2:15 p.m. yesterday (Monday) a bicyclist in Sauk Rapids heard calls from two people stranded on an island near Lions Park.

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Mississippi River Expected to Flood Thursday

WJON News file image.

Because of heavy rain this weekend near the headwaters, the Mississippi River in St. Cloud is under a flood watch.

On Monday night the river was at eight-feet.

It's expected to reach flood stage of nine-feet by Thursday morning, which will cause some minor flooding in low-lying areas

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River flooding in St. Cloud in 2010
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Mississippi River in St. Cloud Under Flood Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Mississippi River in St. Cloud. The watch will go into effect on Thursday, and remain in effect until further notice.

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Steven Sohlstrom (flightflash.com)
Steven Sohlstrom (flightflash.com)
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Overlooking the Frozen Mississippi River

St. Cloud photographer Steven Sohlstrom captured this beautiful overhead view of the frozen Mississippi River in downtown St. Cloud on Saturday. With the forecast calling for a warm week ahead, the ice on the river won't be there much longer.

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