The Pioneer Press reports the first towboat and seven barges, headed to St. Paul, traveled through Red Wing and Hastings Saturday to mark the start of the season. The average opening is March 20.
19-year-old dies after stabbing in northern Minnesota
A 34-year-old man was arrested.
Three new Grandstand shows added for Minnesota State Fair 2022
The Beach Boys and Portugal. The Man are among several acts booked.
St. Louis County set to declare state of emergency ahead of peak flood levels
Volunteers are urgently needed for sandbagging efforts in a small community near Voyageurs National Park.
Brothers Bar & Grill closes in downtown Minneapolis
The Midwest chain closed its St. Cloud location in 2018.
Licensed physician Ken Jeong to do standup in MN this September
The licensed physician will take the stage at Treasure Island Resort and Casino on Sept. 30.
Osseo PD says officer did not pursue suspect who caused fatal crash
The crash happened in Brooklyn Park early Sunday morning.
Suspect arrested after 3 family members stabbed in Albert Lea
The three victims are related, according to police.
50,000 gallons of toilet wastewater leaks into Twin Cities lake
You may want to avoid this body of water.
Evidence that omicron strains BA.4 and BA.5 are in Minnesota
The European CDC has warned of a possible significant summer surge fueled by the omicron subvariants.
Mississippi River low-water mark is a concern for shippers
The drought that's squeezing trade on the lower part of the Mississippi River is threatening to force barge lines to lighten cargos in Minnesota if it doesn't rain more soon, the Star Tribune reports.
River traffic halted at La Crosse after barge runs aground
Initial reports suggested the drought and a low water level on the Mississippi River might have contributed to the barge running aground. But the Coast Guard says sediment has built up on the river bottom. Traffic will resume after it's dredged.
Lake Superior shipping season ends Wednesday night
The Edwin H. Gott pulled into the Duluth Seaway Port Wednesday morning. It is the final ship of the 2011 season. MPR reports the Soo Locks officially close Wednesday at midnight. The warm weather allowed the locks to stay open three days longer this last year.
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