Mississippi River

The Upper Mississippi River from just north of Brainerd to Anoka has ranked 38th in a list of America’s 100 best bass fisheries by “Bassmaster” magazine. Here’s what the magazine had to say: “Not many people can say they fished where the mighty Mississippi starts. But here, the smallmouth fishing is as unique as the […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

by Nathan Warner Contributing writer Debra Blair and a group of 15 excited Native American students recently took a canoe trip down the Mississippi River, yet what they saw stirred up clouds of grief and anger and also ignited their joy and hope for the future. The journey left the Elk River area students confident […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

A pair of retirees from Wichita, Kan. are taking a trike trip from International Falls to Venice, La. along the Mississippi River in 2012. They made their way through Otsego this past week on County Road 39. After about 50 miles they were getting hot and tired and looking for a campground, but found a […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

by Jim Boyle Editor A funeral service was held Saturday, June 30, for Thomas Jay McNair, a longtime Elk River resident and community banker whose passion for Elk River gave him the drive to lead the effort to restore the Handke Stadium in Elk River, clean up the Mississippi river bed and do whatever else […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Mississippi River at St. Cloud, to include Sherburne County.  The weather service predicts that the river will reach flood stage by early Friday afternoon and continue to rise until Sunday evening. Sheriff Joel Brott wants to remind everyone to be aware of rising water.  […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

by Paul Rignell Contributing writer Elk River is required to contribute toward restoring and keeping a clean Mississippi River. The city has been bound by regulations of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System since 2003. New obligations would be added with a revised permit that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will consider for approval late […]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
up arrow
up arrow