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Work to clean up the Minnesota River, which drains about half of the state of Minnesota, is the largest project of this sort ever attempted on the Mississippi River Watershed, and its success or failure may foreshadow the future of the entire Mississippi and the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico. By Reggie McLeod
Carp Contest Winners — At Last!
After two years with no entries in the Big River Carp Connoisseur contest, the 2011 contest brought in two toothsome entries: Mrs. Sippy’s River Town Bistro in Trempealeau, Wis., started serving Smoked Carp Omelet, and the Bluegill Cafe & Coffee Haus in McGregor, Iowa, cooked up Carp Chowder. See our Carp Page
Curl up and read reviews of new books about Mississippi River ghost stories, the I-35W bridge collapse, a nature book for children, and a river journey.
Reviewed: The City, the River, the Bridge — Before and after the Minneapolis Bridge Collapse; Paranormal Mississippi River — An Illustrated Encyclopedia; Ghosts Along the Mississippi River; Feed the Mice; and My Kind of River Journey: Seeking Passage on the Mississippi.
Jeremy Smith and his two young sons love to visit this quiet fishing spot near Winona, Minn.
By Jim Solberg