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Mississippi River

January 26, 2017
A hunter paddles his canoe to his favorite hunting spot on the Mississippi River below the Brainerd dam. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch file photo
State study highlights river health in central MN
January 26, 2017 - 10:47pm
January 25, 2017
Canoeists that started at the headwaters of the Mississippi River paddle through northern Minnesota in this 2010 file photo. Forum News Service
Starting clear, Mississippi River heavily polluted as it flows into Twin Cities
January 25, 2017 - 12:57pm
January 4, 2017
The land use of about 225 acres of undeveloped land owned by Potlatch was changed following approval by the Crow Wing County Board Tuesday. 
The new land use designations promote development for residential use. The three parcels to the west were previously designated for 10-acre subdivision, while those running north and south were designated for 20-acre subdivision. Source: Crow Wing County
C. W. Co. Board: Change promotes development near Mississippi River
January 4, 2017 - 10:31pm
December 15, 2016
An ice jam on the Mississippi River, seen from the bridge near Camp Ripley Thursday, is causing minor flooding. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
Highs, lows, flooding and snow: Winter gives lakes area residents wild ride
December 15, 2016 - 9:58pm
November 16, 2016
A 360-acre parcel of undeveloped private land along 1.5 miles of Mississippi River shoreline might soon become permanently protected. 
Located along a bend in the river northwest of Miller and Black Bear lakes in Wolford Township, the parcel sits within a river catchment area identified as in need of protection and is adjacent to both state and county-owned land. Source: Crow Wing County
Crow Wing County Board: Headwaters board eyes property for conservation
November 16, 2016 - 9:56pm
October 19, 2016
Body found in river near Winona is that of missing teenager
October 19, 2016 - 5:39pm
October 13, 2016
With a backdrop of autumn color on the Mississippi River, Evan Blakesley fishes for smallmouth bass with his dog Stella Thursday off Green's Point north of Brainerd. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Autumn on the Mississippi
October 13, 2016 - 10:31pm
October 6, 2016
A portion of Little Buffalo Creek flows near Joseph Street in Brainerd, after its bank stabilization project. As part of the project, a culvert was removed, the stream was realigned and the flood plain was restored. The surrounding area was seeded and planted with native flowers, sedges, shrubs and trees for long-term resilience. The native plants will also rebuild ecology of the area and restore pollinator habitat.
Submitted by the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District
Curing the creek: Brainerd's Little Buffalo Creek
October 6, 2016 - 8:57am
October 3, 2016
U.S. Forest Service engineers Jon Hodgson and Dan Dennis look out at the Knutson rock-arch rapids on Thursday after the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Knutson Dam Campground in Pennington. Forum News Service photo
New upper Mississippi River restoration project to benefit aquatic life
October 3, 2016 - 2:09pm
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