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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.

Madison (Eklund) Williams is believed to be the first woman to paddle solo in a kayak from Fort Snelling on the Minnesota River to York Factory on Hudson Bay.
Xcel Energy oversaw the implosion of the former Minnesota Valley electric generation plant in Granite Falls on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. The plant generated electricity from 1930 to 2004, and was
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
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
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
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.

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