A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Home Sweet Home: China in Minnesota
All of you who've read my posts are awesome. Thank you for following along. While I'm sad to see this journey end, I'm excited with anticipation because this was just my first try. I'll be writing man... Posted on 10/27/12 at 11:31 AM
STAFF BLOG FLASH FROM THE PAST High bridge
1895: The opening of the high bridge for travel on May 1st was the biggest news this year and cause for celebration by the residents of Pierce County and Red Wing, two toll keepers were employed, eac... Posted on 5/21/12 at 4:08 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Asian carp could threaten northern Minnesota
A new test shows Asian carp appear to be moving north on the Mississippi River, which could threaten waters in most of northern Minnesota.
Water samples in the Twin Cities tested positive for genetic... Posted on 10/21/11 at 6:35 PM
STAFF BLOG ASTRO BOB Things that streak through the sky and go boom in the night
Transcontinental jets used the sky as a chalkboard yesterday afternoon. Three planes moving along different paths left contrails that intersected to create at least two letters of the alphabet, para... Posted on 1/16/11 at 1:08 PM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Mississippi kite observed at Hawk Ridge in Duluth
A Mississippi kite flew over Hawk Ridge at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, just the 11th time that the species has been observed at the hawk migration station.
The bird appeared to be an adult, but it was ext... Posted on 9/2/10 at 9:13 AM
Pierce County authorities reported early Sunday that a 72-year-old man died Saturday evening in the town of Oak Grove after his motorcycle crashed in a ditch off Hwy. 35 near County Road E. Meanwhile, deputies continue to search the waters of the Mississippi River near Bay City for the body of a 38-year-old man who is believed to have drowned early Saturday evening.
The MV Deana Ann heads up river Monday through Red Wing, marking the beginning of the 2009 shipping season on the upper Mississippi River. The tow and 15 barges carrying agricultural commodities broke through about 10 inches of Lake Pepin ice at about 5:30 a.m., according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The navigation season's average opening date over the past 30 years has been March 20.
Lake City Mayor Katie Himanga told the Mississippi River Commission Monday about work being done to keep Lake Pepin from completely filling in with silt, and invited to U.S. Army Corps of engineers to work with groups on the project.
Woven Together For Life, a fundraiser for the Mississippi Shuffle, is from 4 to 8:30 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church. Creative Memories, Longaberger, Pampered Chef and Silpada Silver Jewelry will be featured.
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