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Stories Tagged "Mississippi River"

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Dayton: Pipelines part of solution to rail backlog

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Gov. Mark Dayton says more oil pipelines are part of the solution to a rail backlog that has clogged agricultural shipments across Minnesota. Full Story

Farmers turn to barges to deliver goods

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Congested rail ways have more corn and soybean farmers in Minnesota turning to the Mississippi River and its navigation system to move their goods. Full Story

Mississippi River Barges Facing Delays During Harvest

posted on November 14, 2014 at 10:11 AM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says delays of barge traffic have run about 10 hours since the Corps began closing a three-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from dawn to dusk to reinforce a section of river bank between Memphis, Tennessee and... Full Story

Conservation groups push to block Minnesota carp

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Conservation groups are pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help block invasive carp species by ending operations at two Twin Cities-area locks in the Mississippi River. Full Story

Corps: Mississippi River waterways need improving

posted on August 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An Army Corps of Engineers official says higher-capacity ports, expanded locks and other infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River Watershed to respond to increased shipping demands and changing... Full Story

Barges May Sail Down Mississippi by Weekend

posted on August 8, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Federal officials hope a massive effort to remove silt and sand deposits from the bed of the Mississippi River in Minnesota will have cleared a path for hundreds of tied-up barges carrying millions of dollars in cargo to resume their trips... Full Story

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture

posted on July 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Mississippi River crests near records, crops progress with moisture
Add 2014 to the list of years with major flooding along the Mississippi River. The July 4th holiday weekend was washed out along the Davenport, Iowa riverfront. Full Story

Officials: Ice in Mississippi River delays traffic

posted on March 28, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Barge operators say persistent ice in the Mississippi River is delaying traffic along the water by about a month. Full Story

2013 in Review

posted on December 27, 2013 at 5:04 PM

2013 in Review
2013 began in a similar fashion as the year it followed: as lawmakers dealt with a severe case of “electile dysfunction” in Washington. Full Story

EPA Says US Falls Short In Shrinking Dead Zone

posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Environmental Protection Agency officials say states in the river's watershed need to accelerate efforts to cut pollution from farm field runoff and discharges from sewage treatment plants. Full Story

Study: Low river costs corn farmers money

posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM

An agricultural economics research company says last summer's low water on the Mississippi River cut the cash price farmers received for their corn by an average of 45 cents a bushel. Full Story

Market to Market (June 7, 2013)

posted on June 7, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Market to Market (June 7, 2013)
Full Program: Rains dampen the Corn Belt yet again, pushing the Mississippi River to flood stage. Senate lawmakers move one step closer to a final vote on the Farm Bill. Persistent drought in Colorado results in smaller herds for ranchers. Market analysis... Full Story

Flooding Drowns Out Some Areas of Drought

posted on April 25, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Flooding Drowns Out Some Areas of Drought
“The rain on the plain was mainly a pain” for many in rural America this week. Several rivers escaped their banks in Illinois, Missouri and the Dakotas. High water in Spring Bay, Illinois near Peoria flooded homes and other low-lying areas.... Full Story

Floodwaters Rising after Storms Deluge Heartland

posted on April 19, 2013 at 9:57 AM

CHICAGO (AP) -- Volunteers worked into the night to stack sandbags against rising Midwest floodwaters and evacuate people in its path - or rescue those already under water - after a powerful spring storm system unleashed downpours from Oklahoma to... Full Story

U.S. Waterways Under Duress

posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:26 AM

U.S. Waterways Under Duress
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than half of the rivers and streams in the United States are in poor biological health and are not able to support healthy populations of aquatic insects and other creatures. Full Story
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