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Mississippi River

June 21, 2018
An ambulance was seen near the Mississippi River on Thursday after two juveniles were rescued from the river. Mara H. Gottfried / St. Paul Pioneer Press
2 youths swept away by river current rescued in St. Paul
June 21, 2018 - 2:24pm
May 16, 2018
Kirk "KJ" Millhone, center, and teammates Kevin Eckelkamp, left, and Nate Lastinger are attempting to break the world record by canoeing the 2,320-mile length of the Mississippi River in less than 18 days. Kirk Millhone / via St. Paul Pioneer Press
Trio out to set record for paddling Mississippi
May 16, 2018 - 9:44am
May 9, 2018
Minn. man identified after divers recover his body in Mississippi River
May 9, 2018 - 2:15pm
May 8, 2018
An aerial diagram of the Rotary Riverside Park in south Brainerd -- including current and proposed features. Parks and Recreation Director Tony Sailor said the addition would be north of the black line. Click on the image to see the entire diagram. Satellite Diagram / City of Brainerd
Brainerd City Council: Members OK addition to Rotary Riverside Park
May 8, 2018 - 3:00am
April 25, 2018
Sharing the Mississippi River with ice floes Monday, John Prettyman slides his kayak onto the floating ice piece and rode it with the current. He stepped out briefly before returning to his boat. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Going With The Floe
April 25, 2018 - 2:52pm
April 23, 2018
Pat O’Conner’s boarding house in October, 1906, at Kingwood and Ninth Street. The boarding house offered good food and lodging at $20 per month. Boarding houses were common in Brainerd as many men were single and working for the railroad. File photo / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd set to (re)live it up with history week in mid-August
April 23, 2018 - 8:00am
April 4, 2018
Eroded wetlands near the east bank of the Mississippi near Pointe à la Hache, La., Feb. 5, 2018. Louisiana’s “working coast” is dotted with communities that may not outlast the people who currently live there; a fourth of the state’s wetlands are already gone, and the government has been retiring place names for islands and bays and passes that have simply ceased to exist. (William Widmer/The New York Times/Copyright 2018)
The Mississippi River hasn't flooded this much in 500 years
April 4, 2018 - 2:32pm
March 16, 2018
The city motto for Little Falls, Minn., is, "The Town Where the Mississippi Pauses." It pauses more often in the winter when some of the flow is slowed by freezing temperatures that turn some of the Mississippi River into ice. Aviator Charles Lindbergh was from Little Falls and tours are offered of his boyhood home.  Washington Post photo by Michael S. Williamson
Taming the mighty Mississippi: Troubles run deep in changing national waterway
March 16, 2018 - 10:59am
March 11, 2018
The Regional Report: Who's new at the zoo?
March 11, 2018 - 6:00am
February 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: Brainerd has arrived
February 20, 2018 - 9:30am
2017 Brainerd River Walk during History Week. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Brainerd History Week seeks partnerships for community events
January 20, 2018 - 11:00am
January 14, 2018
With temperature hovering near zero, the underground springs that feed Whiskey Creek keep the stream open Friday despite the plunging night temperatures. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Winter Sun
January 14, 2018 - 9:00am
January 11, 2018
With the temperatures above freezing, Richard Gould of Garrison fished Wednesday from his portable fish house on Rice Lake in Brainerd. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Waiting for the Evening Bite
January 11, 2018 - 1:30pm
January 1, 2018
A map detailing the roughly two-mile stretch of the Mississippi River staked out for the project. Text boxes and dotted lines shows a number of the proposed developments that may be undertaken by the city of Brainerd and its fellow backers. Click to view entire graphic. Map screenshot / Brainerd Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Mississippi Riverfront Project starts to take shape
January 1, 2018 - 9:00am
December 15, 2017
Will Cooksey of the The Trust for Public Land makes his case at Tuesday's county board meeting to buy about 260 acres surrounding Indian Jack Lake to donate to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to create a wildlife management area. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Supports creation of wildlife management area
December 15, 2017 - 7:00am