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A summer-long journey with a purpose

March 19, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

His dream is to conquer the Mississippi River.
His motivation is to raise money for a cure a cure to stop the disease that he has found himself fighting as an 18-year-old man.
The disease is Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Continue Reading

Drought threatens to close Mississippi to barges

November 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

After months of drought, companies that ship grain and other goods down the Mississippi River are being haunted by a potential nightmare: If water levels fall too low, the nation’s main inland waterway could become impassable to barges just as the harvest heads to market.
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Days after Isaac, a quarter-million still in dark

September 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

About a quarter of a million customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, days after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge that still has some low-lying areas under water. Continue Reading

US judge temporarily blocks Mississippi abortion law

July 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) A federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state.
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Weekend marred by motorcyle fatality, apparent drowning

June 10, 2012 in Pierce County Herald

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 CTH E. Meanwhile, deputies continue to search the waters of Lake Pepin near Bay City for the body of a 38-year-old man who is believed to have drowned early Saturday evening.
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Authorities: Tenn. kidnap-slaying suspect shoots, kills himself in Miss.; 2 sisters rescued

May 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

A man wanted by the FBI for killing a mother and daughter and kidnapping two other girls shot himself to death as officers closed in, but the two children were rescued without injuries and released from a hospital Friday. Continue Reading

Primaries in Alabama, Mississippi could clarify race

March 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Mitt Romney hoped to seal his status as the Republican presidential front-runner with a thus-far-elusive victory in the Deep South, a region that has been slow to embrace the former Massachusetts governor. Continue Reading

Evidence of Asian carp found in Mississippi River north of Twin Cities

December 9, 2011 in DL-Online

Minnesota is kicking up its Asian carp fight after test results show the invasive fish that can out-eat native species could be upstream from the Twin Cities. The discovery opens the possibility that the fish could be headed to central and northern Minnesota’s lake country. Continue Reading

1 dead, several hurt as storm pounds Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi

November 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A strong storm system that produced several possible tornadoes hit the Southeast today, damaging dozens of homes and buildings. At least one person was killed and more than a dozen others were injured. Continue Reading

Kentucky, Mississippi voters electing governors

November 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Voters chose governors in Mississippi and Kentucky today, casting ballots that could foreshadow the public’s political mood just two months ahead of the first presidential primary and nearly four years into the worst economic slowdown since the Depression. Continue Reading