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MINNESOTA RIVER

The Minnesota River rises in Big Stone Lake on the Minnesota–South Dakota border just south of the Laurentian Divide at the Traverse Gap portage, flows southeast to Mankato, then turns northeast to join the Mississippi at Mendota south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, near Fort Snelling.

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Madison Eklund has the winds under her wings now after battling the unrelenting current of a flooded Minnesota River and the severe weather that kept her off the water for days at a time. She aims to be the first solo kayaker to retrace the Fort Snelling to York Factory route made famous by Eric Sevareid and Walter Port and those who followed.
Two deaths were reported Sunday on the Minnesota River in Renville County. The body of Matthew James Wrobleski, 48, of Willmar, was discovered Sunday afternoon in a log jam between Franklin and Morton. Authorities also identified apparent drowning victim Lance Edward Scheer, 19, of Redwood Falls, who was pulled from the water after he had been swimming in the river near Vicksburg Park. Both incident are under investigation.
Two deaths were reported Sunday on the Minnesota River in Renville County. One body was discovered in a log jam between Franklin and Morton, while the second was a young male who had been swimming in the river near Vicksburg Park. Both are under investigation.
Attitudes are changing as more anglers are discovering that so-called "rough fish" are fun to catch and make excellent table fare. Corey Geving, founder of roughfish.org, is helping lead the way.
A true sign that spring is coming: National Weather Service releases first flood outlook for 2022

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