- Flyover used to help locate spilled oil in Mississippi River Updated: Sep-04-15 3:00 pm
COLUMBUS, Kentucky - The U.S. Coast Guard used aerial observations of the Mississippi River on Friday to try to determine the location of more than 120,000 gallons of oil that spilled after two tow boats collided, prompting the closure of that part of the river.
- 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):
- Construction of Water Campus building to begin this year Updated: Sep-02-15 10:10 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Water Institute of the Gulf's headquarters will be a futuristic feat of glass and metal that's propped up above the Mississippi River, according to a rendering released Monday shows.
- Megaport on Mississippi River plans $25 million first phase Updated: Sep-01-15 10:09 am
NEW ORLEANS - A long-proposed offshore megaport at the end of the Mississippi River could start to take shape next year. Supporters of the project are hailing it as the most significant economic development in Louisiana history.
- Augsburg launches 'river semester' on Mississippi Updated: Sep-01-15 5:05 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Back-to-school time of the year may seem a funny time for a canoe trip, but not for a group of Augsburg College students.
- Coast Guard: Barge sinks in Mississippi River; no injuries Updated: Aug-31-15 8:43 pm
CONVENT, Louisiana - The Coast Guard says a barge broke free from its mooring and sank near this town on the Mississippi River.
- Coast Guard: Barge sinks in Mississippi River; no injuries Updated: Aug-31-15 7:46 pm
CONVENT, Louisiana - The Coast Guard says a barge broke free from its mooring Monday morning and sank near this town on the Mississippi River.
- Judge: Government should pay $3 billion to repair wetlands Updated: Aug-27-15 9:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A judge ruled Thursday that the federal government should foot the bill - tagged at about $3 billion - for fixing damage done to wetlands just outside New Orleans by a shipping channel the Army Corps of Engineers dug in the 1960s.
- Bowfishing tournament in Mississippi River draws complaints Updated: Aug-26-15 5:46 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The teams of fishermen arrived with a seemingly unusual array of equipment - loud airboats, powerful searchlights and scores of bows and arrows.
- Officials in Dakotas look to contain invasive zebra mussels Updated: Aug-25-15 11:46 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - An invasive species of mollusks seen sporadically in the Dakotas in past years is establishing a population in two river systems - but state officials hope to prevent the zebra mussels from spreading to other reservoirs.
- Officials: Industrial wastewater discharges in Keokuk Updated: Aug-24-15 5:52 pm
KEOKUK, Iowa - Officials say about 500 gallons of industrial wastewater from a plant in southeast Iowa has discharged and some of its remnants entered the nearby Mississippi River.
- Revenues rise in July at Mississippi casinos Updated: Aug-24-15 11:52 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Strong July results from Gulf Coast casinos continue to buoy overall results at Mississippi's gambling halls.
- Bridge lighting draws hundreds to Quincy celebration Updated: Aug-23-15 4:25 pm
QUINCY, Illinois - A major bridge over the Mississippi River at Quincy now has colorful lighting that can be changed to mark special events.
- EXCHANGE: 100 years since Lovejoy press lifted from river Updated: Aug-23-15 11:58 am
ALTON, Illinois - A century ago, Sparks Milling Company workers were dredging the Mississippi River to make way for a concrete pier when they unearthed the cast-iron yoke believed to be part of Elijah Parish Lovejoy's printing press.
- Man helped protect more than 130 streams Updated: Aug-21-15 5:06 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - From the middle of a bank of boulders, Tom Annear cast his fly into Tensleep Creek, hoping the mere presence of something foreign under the water wouldn't send skittish trout into hiding.
- Corps' Mat Sinking Unit looking to automation Updated: Aug-21-15 4:05 am
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - After nearly 70 years of service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mat Sinking Unit is ready for an upgrade.
- Man's body pulled from Mississippi River at St. Louis Updated: Aug-20-15 1:52 pm
ST. LOUIS - For the second time this week, a body has been pulled from the Mississippi River at St. Louis.
- Relief wells installed along Mississippi River levee Updated: Aug-20-15 4:47 am
AVON, Mississippi - Four years after the 2011 flood, the 212-mile long levee is still trying to recover. But not for much longer as more than 40 relief wells are being installed in Avon and a handful more are being placed in other Delta towns, thanks to federal money given to the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project.
- Candidates for La. governor back plans to divert river water Updated: Aug-18-15 8:59 pm
THIBODAUX, Louisiana - The four candidates in the race to become the next Louisiana governor each said fixing Louisiana's dire coastal land loss will require moving ahead with multibillion-dollar plans - opposed by many fishermen - to divert Mississippi River water into disappearing estuaries.
- Mississippi River mussels making comeback in Twin Cities Updated: Aug-17-15 12:59 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A variety of native mussel species once wiped out by pollution are making a comeback on the Upper Mississippi River between Minneapolis and St. Paul.
- Man's body pulled from river at St. Louis Updated: Aug-17-15 8:25 am
ST. LOUIS - Authorities in St. Louis are trying to identify that body of a man found floating in the Mississippi River.
- Illinois man injured in tubing accident near Clinton Updated: Aug-17-15 6:26 am
CLINTON, Iowa - Authorities say a 31-year-old man has been injured in a tubing accident on the Mississippi River near Clinton in eastern Iowa.
- $140M in conservation work proposed for Gulf of Mexico Updated: Aug-13-15 6:11 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Ten watersheds around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico - from Florida to Texas - are being looked at as sites for $140 million in proposed conservation projects under a plan to restore the Gulf from BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill.
- 10 years after Katrina, New Orleans' tourism industry reborn Updated: Aug-13-15 9:14 am
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the city's tourism has not only rebounded. It's practically been reinvented.