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Ted Cruz sees path to White House running through the South

...White House, and it runs between the hedges, through waters patrolled by the "Volunteer Navy" and a spot on the Mississippi River nicknamed Death Valley.Confused? Not if you're one of the voters the Texas senator is counting on to carry him...
Rich Lowry: Warning - literature ahead

...trigger warning - for anyone who has experienced strong racial language while floating on a multiracial raft down the Mississippi River. Before the novel starts, Mark Twain includes a little note for readers, "Persons attempting to find a motive...
book review 2013 books in review

...history and it includes lots of photos. Buy it, wrap it... and borrow it back. Or add " Old Man River : The Mississippi River in North American History" by Paul Schneider to the gift and borrow them both.I'm betting there's a sports fan on...
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Private cave collection a hobby, passion

...south of Minneapolis, said he discovered his love for spelunking as a boy when he poked around the caves along the Mississippi River in St. Paul. Spring Valley Caverns was his first acquisition, in 1989, when he bought 600 acres of farmland...

...historian and executive director of The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. It's a distinction earned in part due to the Mississippi River and the stream of levee builders and stevedores who called the city home.What it lacked, though, was a major...
Iowa angler wins halibut derby jackpot

...Minnesota," said Bayes. "Quite a few regional papers and stations ran it as well." Jones, who lives on the Mississippi River, learned how to fish when he was a youngster from his grandfather. He got his first taste of Alaska halibut thanks...
Verbatim: Alaska can learn from challenges elsewhere

...levees, oil drilling, canals, and wetland drainage. The levees used to block the natural flood pattern of the Mississippi River prohibit needed sediment deposits on the wetlands to counteract erosion and subsidence (the sinking of land...
Counting heads on the Killey

Mark Twain, comparing water in the west with the Mississippi River, didn't consider anything you could jump over or wade across a river. The Killey River in many parts of the world would be...
Lowering things for fun and profit

...attracted visitors from far and wide to its Droppin' of the Carp. They catch a 25- to 30-pound carp from the nearby Mississippi River, freeze it and lower it at the appropriate time. After the drop, people are allowed to have photos taken with...
'A big comeback': Peregrine falcons return from endangered status

...several peregrine falcon nesting sites along the Mississippi River.Along for the ride was Jesse, a peregrine falcon...the young that survive.Falcons nest all along the Mississippi River, with dozens of pairs along cliffs and bluffs...


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