The Mississippi River has started to ease back from its flood crest, and water is receding elsewhere as well today.
Rivers are continuing to crest through central Minnesota as the runoff from last week's storms moves through the region.
President Barack Obama's visit to Minnesota will mean road and park closures around south Minneapolis, starting before a Town Hall event in Minnehaha Park this afternoon.
The traditional Fourth of July festival has had a checkered history. After starting successfully at the State Capitol, it moved to Harriet Island in St. Paul. A reboot of the event in 2009 met with mixed success, and went bankrupt amid acrimony with the city of St. Paul and vendors in 2010.
There's a landslide on the street above Mark Proctor's Mendota, Minn. house. It might get bigger. That means he and his neighbors had to leave.
Gov. Mark Dayton is visiting Warroad today to look over flood preparations. The lake hasn't spilled into town yet, but east winds threaten to push lake levels higher -- and more rain is expected.
Skies have been blue, but the damage left by last week's storms and flooding is still creeping up, in cities, small towns and farms. In some parts of the state, nearly half of this year's crops are gone.
A U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist says most of the state is vulnerable to flooding at this point. Survey crews are out measuring river flows and stream gauges in the wake of the heavy rains that have caused flooding in many parts of the state. Here's an update on the impact of flooding around the state.
A BNSF train derailed between Elk River and Ramsey this morning, and the damaged cars are blocking the tracks. Metro Transit says limited bus replacement service is available, but the buses will have limited capacity and won't be running on a regular schedule.
The Minnesota Vikings announced details Wednesday of a professional soccer match between the Manchester City and Olympiacos football clubs. The Aug. 2 game is scheduled to be played in TCF Bank Stadium and will be part of a larger Guinness Cup series of 13 games across the United States this summer.
Hundreds of cyclists are gathering in the Twin Cities for the annual pro bike race in St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority paid about $6.6 million to upgrade the Gopher's home stadium for NFL play. The Vikings are expected to pay about $5 million annually in game-day expenses, as well as another $3 million annually in rent.
The soon-to-open $1 billion Green Line is carrying a trainload of hopes: that it will revive University Avenue, tie St. Paul and Minneapolis together and make rail a viable transit option for the region. Will it work out that way? The Blue Line might provide some clues.
Officials will shut down the freeway in both directions between Interstate 94 in downtown St. Paul and Highway 36 in Roseville.
Lakes are high and rivers are running fast in Minnesota now and officials are urging swimmers and boaters to use extra caution.