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Coldwater Cave - May- June 2016
By Capt. Ted Peck

2015 Mississippi River Paddlers(pdf)
By John Sullivan

The Big Campus: Augsburg's River Semester (pdf) - Nov-Dec 2015
The river was their classroom for three months. By Ryan Johnson

Nighthawk Twilight - July-Aug 2015

Carp Poetry Winners - July-Aug 2015

12 Great Rivertown Gardens (pdf) - May-June 2015

Where's the Carp? Commercial fishermen have noticed an overall decline in the number of common carp - May-June 2015

Sex Life of Floodplain Trees - March-April 2015

Essay, "Only the River is Real" by Vincent Kavaloski
March-April 2014

Mapping the River (pdf) by Ryan Johnson
March-April 2014

Emma Big Bear (pdf)

Repairing Driftless Area Fields and Streams (pdf) The Driftless Area — spanning the river in southwest Wisconsin, northwest Illinois, northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota — contains hundreds of miles of trout streams fed by clear, 50-degree groundwater and springs emanating from the limestone-dominated bedrock. Countless cold-water streams meander through Driftless Area valleys.

Sand Dollars — Mining Frac Sand in the River Valley (pdf)
July-August 2011

Summer of Weeds
Nov-Dec 2010

The Almost-Built Canal: Linking Lake Superior to the Mississippi  (pdf)
March-April 2010

Flood Run also PDF
March-April 2010

The Day WWII Came to Lake Pepin
November-December 2007

Iceboating on the Mississippi
January-February 2007

Look down on the river
Overlooks, lookouts, precipices and blufftop peaks

An Otter Kind of Critter

River Book Reviews

Bridges over the Mississippi

Hand-Carved Decoys (pdf)

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