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Mississippi River

September 20, 2017
With a hint of fall leaf color on the banks, anglers fish the shallows Tuesday on the Mississippi River in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch .
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September 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
Workers used jackhammers Tuesday to clear debris from the spillway in preparation for a new concrete apron on the Brainerd Hydro Dam. Renovation and repair continues on schedule for the facility according to Scott Magnuson, BPU superintendent. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch  Video and Gallery
Hydro dam work continues: Crews reinforce apron, gates at Brainerd dam on Mississippi River
September 20, 2017 - 9:00am
September 5, 2017
Dick Wilken bags the wild rice in his canoe Monday at Green’s Point on the Mississippi River. Wilken has collected wild rice at Green's Point for so many years he's not sure when the tradition first started. He was able to bag the rice before rain storms moved into the area. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
Wild ricing season underway
September 5, 2017 - 6:00am
September 2, 2017
Edward Addy of Aurora, Minn., sits at the wheel of The Sandra Faye, a 40-foot Bayliner motor yacht. Edward and his wife, Becky, are planning a 12-to-14 month trip around parts of the U.S. on the vessel. Jerry Burnes / Mesabi Daily News
All aboard the Sandra Faye: Northern Minnesota couple attempting to take 12-month voyage around parts of U.S. in their motor yacht
September 2, 2017 - 10:54pm
August 22, 2017
Rescue crews work to extract a person from a vehicle about 6 p.m. Tuesday after a large vehicle plunged down a steep embankment into the Mississippi River near the Laurel Street Bridge in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/Brainerddispatch
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Rescuers respond as vehicle plunges into the Mississippi River
August 22, 2017 - 9:14pm
August 4, 2017
Child missing in river in St. Cloud dies
August 4, 2017 - 3:55pm
July 29, 2017
Officials irked by toxic train: St. Paul not alerted after chlorine-carrying train car derails
July 29, 2017 - 4:59pm
July 20, 2017
Divers finish pulling the vehicle from the water Thursday afternoon, July 20, 2017, in Red Wing. Kit Murray / RiverTown Multimediaplay button
‘Most challenging dive to date’: Vehicle submerged in 1976 pulled from Mississippi River
July 20, 2017 - 2:58pm
July 19, 2017
Past photo of the event from the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District facebook page.
Canoe Days event set for Aug. 5
July 19, 2017 - 11:30am
July 14, 2017
The beauty of the Upper Minnesota River Valley has been one of the pleasant surprises Michael Anderson (above) and Paul Twedt have enjoyed on their journey. Submitted button
Paddlers promote ‘positive trace ethic’ by cleaning up litter along Minnesota, St. Croix and Mississippi rivers
July 14, 2017 - 4:12pm
July 11, 2017
On a lunch break Monday, Rachal Wolthuizen enjoys the Mississippi River view north of Brainerd. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
PHOTO: Secret Place
July 11, 2017 - 12:30pm
July 6, 2017
Charlotte Hagen (left), and her daughter, Tiffany Hagen, paddle the Mississippi River Wednesday near Rotary Park in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
PHOTO: Mother Daughter Float
July 6, 2017 - 8:30am
June 16, 2017
Reader Opinion: Our river
June 16, 2017 - 10:12am
June 15, 2017
Paddlers in kayaks and canoes took part Thursday night in a community paddle down the Mississippi River as part of Brainerd History Week. 
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Winding the way through Brainerd's past
June 15, 2017 - 11:06pm
June 13, 2017
Audrey Hastings reads the historical plaque on East River Road Monday on the site of the steamboat landing on the east side of the Mississippi River during the Brainerd History Week river view tour. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
History Week: River memories flow through Brainerd's past
June 13, 2017 - 8:57am