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Stories with place: Mississippi River
  • Correction: Deepening The Mississippi story 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:24 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - In a story May 19 about deepening the Mississippi River, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the expanded Panama Canal scheduled to open in 2016 would be able to accommodate ships with a draft of 60 feet. The canal will accommodate ships with a draft of 50 feet.

  • Nonprofit: $50K goal met in initial funding for footbridge 
    Updated: May-21-15 3:41 pm

    DAVENPORT, Iowa - Organizers of an effort to build a bridge designed to look like one that once spanned the Mississippi River say they have succeed in obtaining initial funding.

  • New Orleans OK's key blueprint for future growth 
    Updated: May-15-15 5:59 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - City leaders have approved a blueprint for future growth that spurs development along the Mississippi River, encourages live music in residential neighborhoods and requires better management of the heavy rains dumped every year on this below-sea-level city.

  • Authorities hope skull tattoo can help identify body 
    Updated: May-14-15 6:51 am

    PORT SULPHUR, Louisiana - Authorities hope a tattoo of a skull discovered on the body of a man found floating in the Mississippi River could help identify him.

  • Appeals court sends 'dead zone' lawsuit back to judge 
    Updated: May-09-15 11:50 am

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge who ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to take action to regulate farm runoff and other pollution blamed for the Gulf of Mexico's annual oxygen-depleted "dead zone" must take a second crack at his ruling.

  • Miss. River diversion proponents use ad to state their case 
    Updated: May-04-15 7:36 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A full-page advertisement that ran Sunday in a number of publications in Louisiana highlights the need for large, land-building diversions to be built along the Mississippi River as part of the state's coastal restoration plan.

  • Iowa DNR: Bird flu not suspected in waterfowl deaths 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 7:17 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Officials say bird flu isn't suspected in the deaths of hundreds of waterfowl collected in the Mississippi River near northeastern Iowa.

  • Snake lovers hit southern Illinois for annual migrations story has photos
    Updated: Apr-28-15 11:34 am

    SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST, Illinois - You don't have to be a herpetologist to savor the slice of this federal forest where a stunning array of reptiles and amphibians congregates beneath soaring limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.

  • At Civil War's end, a steamboat disaster that history forgot 
    Updated: Apr-26-15 4:17 pm

    MARION, Arkansas - What remains of the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history lies buried beneath an Arkansas beanfield where the Mississippi River once ran.

  • Judge: Minnesota man accused of killing son can't see body 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 6:14 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - A judge has refused to allow a Minnesota man accused of killing his 10-year-old son to see his boy's body before the funeral.