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Minnesota River

June 21, 2019
This bighead carp was captured by the Minnesota DNR on Thursday, June 20, near the Xcel Energy King Power Plant on the St. Croix River in Oak Park Heights. Minnesota DNR photo
More invasive carp confirmed in Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers
June 21, 2019 - 11:14am
May 11, 2019
Tom Cherveny Tribune/ A fissure caused by underground movement has forced the closure of Highway 67 between the main entrance to the Upper Sioux Agency State Park and the road leading to its campground on the Yellow Medicine River.
Spring setbacks: River parks face big tasks as floodwaters recede along Minnesota River
May 11, 2019 - 2:35pm
April 15, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

The Minnesota River has been on a steady decline since its crest on March 30 in Montevideo, but remains at flood stage. A rural property along the flooded Carlton Lake downstream of Montevideo is shown in this April 6 photo.
Minnesota River to start rising mid-week
April 15, 2019 - 9:09pm
April 3, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

The Minnesota River is beginning to recede, but as shown here on Wednesday, remains at flood stage in Montevideo's Lagoon Park. The river has dropped from its crest of 21.29 feet to 19.5 feet. It's projected to fall to 18 feet early next week, after which sewer service could be restored in affected areas.
Minnesota River continues gradual decline this week
April 3, 2019 - 10:09pm
April 1, 2019
Submitted/ "Overrun Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis" looks at four Asian carp species now found in North American waters. Reproducing populations are not believed to exist in the Minnesota River, but captures of Asian carp in 2016 and 2017 has led the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to list the river as infested for bighead carp and grass carp from Granite Falls to the confluence with the Mississippi River.
Overrun: Asian carp crisis on its way
April 1, 2019 - 9:11am
March 31, 2019
Susan Lunneborg / Tribune
Waters following a glacial overflow channel outside of Granite Falls Friday have temporarily made an island of the Rock supper club on the outskirts of Granite Falls.
River communities hopeful: Water levels projected to drop ever so-slowly in week ahead
March 31, 2019 - 3:36pm
March 29, 2019
Yellow Medicine County Sheriff's office Chief Deputy Wayne DeBlieck holds two-year-old Terelee Wilson. The officer helped bring her and her family members to safety when floodwaters rose faster than expected Thursday morning on a township road downstream of Granite Falls.
Calm rescue keeps panic at bay in Granite Falls
March 29, 2019 - 7:09pm
Minnesota River at Granite Falls dam on Thursday nightplay button
Minnesota River at Granite Falls dam Thursday night
March 29, 2019 - 1:03pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune
Tailwaters at the Lac qui Parle dam were reported at 938.12 feet late Wednesday and rising. The record is 941.7 feet in 1997. The waters have risen by 10 feet in the last week.
More roads close as Minnesota River rises
March 29, 2019 - 8:31am
March 28, 2019
U.S. Highway 212 is closed south of Montevideo due to floodwaters. 
Submitted photo
U.S. Highway 212 now closed south of Montevideo due to flooding
March 28, 2019 - 6:44pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune
Bill Strommen, 77, is planning to ride out the 2019 flood and stay dry in his home on Gravel Road in Montevideo. He was born in the home, and stayed with it through all of the floods, he said Thursday.
Montevideo is ready as Minnesota River nears crest, Crews building up ’69 levee
March 28, 2019 - 6:42pm
Volunteer firefighters and public works employees with the City of Montevideo add sandbags to the city's 1969 levee atop an added 2 feet of clay placed on it by Duininck's Inc. The city is preparing for the Minnesota River to possibly crest late Friday at 20.59 feet, compared to a record crest of 21.7 feet in 1997. Tom Cherveny / Forum News Service
Montevideo ready as Minnesota River expected to crest
March 28, 2019 - 6:34pm
March 27, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune
Workers with Builders First Source built a sandbag wall to protect the lumberyard and store in Montevideo's Smith Addition. In front are Curtis Fernholz, left, and Paul Carlson, of St. Cloud, helping out.
Flood preparations underway in Montevideo
March 27, 2019 - 6:46am
March 25, 2019
Photo courtesy of Dawson Police Department / Chief Andrew Stock
An area 1 mile east of Dawson is flooded over right up to the railroad crossing as of 6 p.m. Monday as waters from the Lac qui Parle River continue to rise.
Rising waters closing roads, raising concerns in western Minnesota
March 25, 2019 - 7:12pm
Susan Lunneborg / Tribune

Ice and debris float down the Minnesota River at Montevideo on Sunday afternoon below the U.S. Highway 212 bridge . The river was predicted to top flood stage of 14 feet overnight. Major flooding at 17.5 feet and above is expected sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday.
River expected to crest this coming weekend in Montevideo, Granite Falls
March 25, 2019 - 6:35am