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Mycotoxins possible in wheat east of the Mississippi River; Scab not likely

August 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Upper Great Plains wheat farmers probably have little to fear from concerns about toxins in soft red winter wheat east of the Mississippi River, experts say.
Max Hawkins, a nutritionist with Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Team in Lexingt…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Carp get an earful from underwater speakers

August 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

GENOA, Wis. — Any invasive carp trying to swim up the Mississippi River through the shipping lock here will get an earful.
Five underwater speakers blare out the racket of roughly 20 outboard motors — a sound unpleasant to humans, unnoticed by n…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Sand storm brewing on the horizon

February 22, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Mining for sand used in the hydraulic fracturing process has become a hot topic in Minnesota and state leaders in North Dakota are paying attention. Continue Reading

Corps praised for averting Miss. River shutdown

January 10, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The corps rebuffed the barge industry’s pleas that the flow from a South Dakota dam be restored, saying the pullback was needed to protect interests on the upper Missouri. Continue Reading

Thune: Corps lacks legal authority to release water

December 6, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Water cannot be legally released from Missouri River reservoirs with the prime purpose of aiding navigation on the Mississippi River, Sen. John Thune said Wednesday.
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Shippers join river fight for barge traffic

November 29, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Commodities carried on big Mississippi River vessels total billions of dollars, waterways group says Continue Reading

Army Corps plans Missouri River reduction

November 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

ST. LOUIS The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce the flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir despite concerns that it will worsen low-water problems on the Mississippi River, officials told The Associated Press Tuesday. Continue Reading

Legally blind kayaker paddling Mississippi solo

May 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Doug Pace had wanted some adventure in his life. “I’d always wanted to do something big,” said the native of North Bay, Ont. Kayaking the Mississippi River solo certainly qualifies. Especially considering he’s legally blind. Continue Reading

Mississippi River shipping navigation season begins

March 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The shipping navigation season has started a bit earlier than normal as the first tow boat and barges traveled north on the Mississippi River. Continue Reading

Missing Brainerd-area man found in Mississippi River

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A volunteer searching on foot found Richard Ernest Paquin’s body about 2:30 p.m. in about two feet of water where ice ends near the river’s shore, said Brainerd police detective Chad Kleffman. Continue Reading