Coon Rapids TV • ‘State of the River’ Highlights Improvements, Concerns on the Mississippi [Video]

Much of the rain we see finds its way to the Mississippi River, and a new study on the river out this week shows both healthy trends and cause for concern. The Friends of the Mississippi River released its “State…

Star Tribune editorial board • Mississippi health needs boost from ag

Healthier populations of fish, eagles and mussels continue to reflect the river’s gradual recovery from less enlightened eras when it was treated as a convenient garbage dump. But this world-renowned waterway faces pollution threats old and new, according to the…

Mill City Times • ‘State of the River Report’ Reveals Progress

Over forty years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, a new report on the health of the Mississippi River shows that while progress has been made we must maintain our vigilance and explore new solutions to preserve the…

City Pages • Mississippi River: Wildlife making a comeback, but please don’t swim

A million people in the Twin Cities drink water pumped from the mighty Mississippi River, and more than 50,000 Minnesota kids play in it every year. At the same time, bacteria from manure runoff and sewer overflows keeps building in…

Pioneer Press • St. Cloud Times • New Ulm Journal • Washington Times • Houston Chronicle • San Francisco Examiner and dozens more • Report: Mississippi River improving; protections needed

Over 30 newspapers and radio stations picked up the Associated Press story on the State of the River Report. A new report card on the Mississippi River finds signs that the river’s health is improving. But the State of the…

KFAI • How is the Mississippi doing? (Radio clip and interview)

How is the Mississippi doing? Radio report on State of the River overall plus an in-depth look at disturbing changes in the flow and hydrology of the river with SOTR scientific adviser Shawn Shottler. Source: KFAI

MinnPost • Report on metro Mississippi River health shows progress, new concerns

Editor’s note: This is a beautifully crafted, highly recommended overview of the “State of the River Report.” Building on a striking success of four years ago, Friends of the Mississippi River and the National Park Service have updated their portrait…

Kare 11 • Mississippi River healthier, but threats loom

(Click headline to see the video overview of the report.) Source: Kare 11

Southwest Journal & Downtown Journal • Mississippi – sick, not dying

The Mississippi River needs help. The river meets drinking water standards and supports life, but water quality remains an issue, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Park Service and Friends of the Mississippi. “If you think of…

KSTP • A New Report Alleges Mississippi River Improving, But Claims More Work is Needed

A new report card on the Mississippi River finds signs that the river’s health is improving. But the State of the River Report issued Wednesday also calls for protecting the river against emerging contaminants, such as microplastic fibers and chloride,…