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Mississippi River

September 27, 2016
Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
A pair of anglers fish the Mississippi River above the Brainerd hydro dam Tuesday as the autumn leaf color in Central Minnesota begins to appear.
Autumn Anglers
September 27, 2016 - 8:47pm
September 8, 2016
Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Members of the Aspinwall family push off shore from Green's Point on the Mississippi River Wednesday as they continue their 30-year tradition of ricing off the popular access.
30-Year Ricing Tradition
September 8, 2016 - 8:51am
August 29, 2016
Legacy dollars fund Mississippi River habitat protection
August 29, 2016 - 8:49pm
August 22, 2016
Anglers row ashore in their drift boat Monday on the Mississippi River in Brainerd. River levels have been high from recent rains. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Row that boat ashore
August 22, 2016 - 9:00pm
August 3, 2016
Highway 6 near Crosby to partially close for construction
August 3, 2016 - 9:23pm
July 26, 2016
Brady Dickson casts from his kayak Monday on Boom Lake in Brainerd. The lake which is fed by the Mississippi River has risen recently with the heavy rains. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Kayak caster
July 26, 2016 - 3:28pm
July 17, 2016
Less rain, more heat in forecast
July 17, 2016 - 8:58pm
July 16, 2016
St. Cloud area:  CO Joyce Kuske (Little Falls) checked one angler fishing from a pontoon that hurriedly put the pole down when the officer approached. CO Kuske asked the angler if they had a license and the angler stated they did not have a fishing license and you don't need a fishing license if you're fishing with a piece of breakfast sausage as bait. Illustration
CO Report: License needed to fish with breakfast sausage
July 16, 2016 - 9:30pm
July 15, 2016
Area braces for more rain: Monday's storm an 800-year event
July 15, 2016 - 7:34pm
July 14, 2016
Crow Wing, Morrison counties declare states of emergency for flooding
July 14, 2016 - 3:49pm
July 12, 2016
Jorge Chuey (left) and Todd Pietila take a break from biking to go swimming in a flooded area at Memorial Park Tuesday in Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Rains set record; flooding widespread in lakes area
July 12, 2016 - 9:56pm
Aitkin County closed a portion of County Road 4, about 20 miles east of Aitkin, Tuesday after a large chasm opened following torrential rain and flash flooding. The road was later reopened Tuesday afternoon. Submitted by: Brian Oren
UPDATE: Aitkin County Road 4 reopens after chasm repaired
July 12, 2016 - 3:58pm
A temporary culvert was installed by Aitkin city workers Tuesday along Fourth Avenue Northwest near the Mississippi River. The National Weather Service is expecting the river to crest at 17 feet in Aitkin, which is 4 feet above flood stage. Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch
Water on most Aitkin County roads: County Road 4 washes out
July 12, 2016 - 1:06pm
July 3, 2016
Reader Opinion: Recalling the Bicentenniel
July 3, 2016 - 8:30pm
April 19, 2016
MPCA to host open house on water quality assessments
April 19, 2016 - 8:55pm