Mississippi River

One of Central Minnesota’s premiere outdoor events is returning for its sixth consecutive year on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Stearns County’s Mississippi River Park. Take a Day OFF* (Outdoor Family Fun) on the Mississippi River will provide families with a chance to experience a variety of outdoor recreational and nature educational activities. The event will [...]

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  Alexandria native beat Hodgkin’s Lymphoma By JENNIE ZEITLER, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Full of energy and enthusiasm after finding out this spring that he is cancer-free, Alexandria resident Brock Wood moved forward with a plan to kayak the entire length of the Mississippi River. “A year ago, I planned to do a trip like this [...]

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Minnesota Department of Natural Resources In early May, an angler bowfishing on the Mississippi River north of Sartell shot a 25-pound grass carp, an exotic species that previously has been found only much further south in Minnesota, including lower portions of the Mississippi, reports the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Because DNR fisheries biologists [...]

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