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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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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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Minnesota DNR
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Asian Carp Caught in Mississippi River Near Winona

Officials confirm that commercial fishermen caught a silver carp and a bighead carp in the Mississippi River near Winona.

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National Geographic
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National Geographic Airing Series on Mississippi River

National Geographic spent a year trekking down the Mississippi River, from the headwaters, through the St. Cloud area, and all the way down to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Chris Yunker, Flickr
Chris Yunker, Flickr
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Open Meeting to Discuss Mississippi River Trail Bikeway

ST. CLOUD -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation holds a meeting tomorrow night (Thursday) to get your thoughts the Mississippi River Trail bikeway.

It's one of two meetings in the state to discuss how the river trail bikeway should be managed in the future

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USACEpublicaffairs, Flickr
USACEpublicaffairs, Flickr
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Asian Carp Getting Closer to St. Cloud

Minnesota officials say tests have detected signs of Asian carp north of the Coon Rapids dam on the Mississippi River, the last major physical barrier to their spread northward.

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Getty Images
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More DNA Testing Planned For Invasive Carp

The search for invasive Asian carp in the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers enters a new phase in the coming week. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other agencies will conduct a new round of environmental DNA testing, and this time it will include the Minnesota River.

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