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MISSISSIPPI RIVER

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Local tips and state maps can lead you to great places to drift along for a couple of hours.
Hundreds of barges are stalled on the Mississippi River, clogging the main circulatory system for a farm-belt economy battered by a relentless, record-setting string of snow, rainstorms and flooding.
Riverfront Davenport survived for years without a levee. Now its downtown is underwater.
Proof that families come in all shapes, sizes and species, three eagles - two dads and a mom - are raising three, fluffy-feathered eaglets in a nest near the Mississippi River this spring.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- The Mississippi is a behemoth, one of the largest rivers in the world with a muscular current to boot, but -- at least in the Rice Lake portion of river -- the behemoth's liquid surface was as still, tranquil and glossy. Smooth...
ALONG THE RIVER - The Mississippi runs the spine of America, touching 10 states and draining waters from 21 more, a vast waterway with a rich mythology, a sometimes powerful beauty and an always alarming propensity to flood.

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Would the "best practices" for fertilizer application be enough to prevent water contamination? What restrictions will society impose, and to what effect? Can we afford it and who should pay the bill?...
ANKENY, Iowa -- The U.S. grain industry could benefit from President Donald Trump's focus on river freight infrastructure, grain industry officials say.
MINNEAPOLIS-Over the past decade, environmentalists have worried about the effect of microbeads, those tiny bits of plastic in facial scrubs that wash down the drain into rivers and lakes. But it turns out a bigger threat might be our clothing.

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