- Feds reach nearly $2B legal settlement with fertilizer maker Updated: Oct-01-15 12:36 pm
GAINESVILLE, Florida - After decades of environmental damage caused by hill-sized piles of acidic hazardous waste in Florida and Louisiana, one of the world's largest fertilizer makers has settled a massive federal lawsuit that amounts to nearly $2 billion in fixes, improvements and cleanup.
- State to recommend where sediment diversions should occur Updated: Sep-28-15 6:40 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - After years of study, the state's coastal protection authority plans to present recommendations next month about where Mississippi River sediment diversions should be created to build up coastal marsh land that has been slipping away.
- 2 mayors to attend Paris conference on climate Updated: Sep-28-15 6:33 am
NATCHEZ, Mississippi - The mayors of Natchez and Vidalia, Louisiana, will travel to France in December for a global climate change conference.
- Greenville seeks disaster resilience grant after 2011 flood Updated: Sep-26-15 1:26 pm
GREENVILLE, Mississippi - Mississippi is pursuing a disaster resilience grant meant to finance improvements in Greenville following the Mississippi River's 2011 flood.
- Man found dead in river at St. Louis had been shot Updated: Sep-24-15 11:49 am
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis authorities have identified a man's body found floating last week in the Mississippi River, and an examination determined that he had been shot.
- St.Louis police hope tattoos help ID man found dead in river Updated: Sep-23-15 5:06 am
ST. LOUIS - Investigators are hoping tattoos help identify a man whose decomposed body was found last week in the Mississippi River at St. Louis.
- Navy veteran about halfway through swim of the Mississippi Updated: Sep-22-15 6:15 am
ST. LOUIS - A 28-year-old Navy combat veteran is about halfway through his effort to swim the length of the Mississippi River.
- Illinois levees cited for possible Missouri flood risk Updated: Sep-21-15 2:06 pm
LOUISIANA, Missouri - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is rebuking an Illinois levee district over "unauthorized alterations" that the federal agency says make some communities on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River more prone to flooding.
- Man drowns while swimming in Mississippi River Updated: Sep-18-15 8:45 am
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri - Authorities say a Cape Girardeau man has drowned while swimming to a dike in the Mississippi River.
- Report says Mississippi River commerce worth $400 billion Updated: Sep-16-15 6:12 pm
DUBUQUE, Iowa - A report released at a gathering of mayors in Dubuque finds that commerce along the Mississippi River generates more than $400 billion and supports 1.3 million jobs.
- La Crosse marsh sites selected for wild rice growing project Updated: Sep-15-15 2:18 pm
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin - An advocacy group hopes to boost the wild rice growing in the La Crosse River marsh. Their goal is to improve habitat for migrating waterfowl and other wildlife that lives above and below the waterline.
- Iowa DNR: Partially treated wastewater discharged into river Updated: Sep-14-15 6:34 pm
BURLINGTON, Iowa - Officials say 27,000 gallons of partially treated wastewater has discharged into the Mississippi River following a power outage in Burlington.
- Minnesota fund launched to protect Mississippi headwaters Updated: Sep-14-15 5:17 am
MINNEAPOLIS - A conservation organization says it's trying to raise $10 million for a fund meant to protect the Mississippi River and drinking water in the Twin Cities.
- Stretch of Mississippi River in Ky. reopens after oil spill Updated: Sep-05-15 11:16 am
COLUMBUS, Kentucky - A 17-mile stretch of Mississippi River in Kentucky has reopened with restrictions after it was closed following a collision between two tow boats that spilled more than 120,000 gallons of oil into the waterway, the U.S. Coast Guard said Saturday.
- Canoe team from Minnesota, Iowa reaches Arctic Ocean Updated: Sep-04-15 1:11 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minnesota - A team from Minnesota and Iowa has completed a 5,200-mile canoe journey from the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean.
- The Latest: Mississippi River oil spill not affecting port Updated: Sep-03-15 5:46 pm
COLUMBUS, Kentucky - The latest on the oil spill along the Mississippi River that caused a section of the waterway to be shut down (all times local):