You probably could’ve walked along the levee from South St. Paul to St. Paul and beaten this ADM towboat and barges there. The river is above flood stage with a wicked current, which tow-boat captains are masterfully conquering. But, of course, the going is slow.
The water level is already dropping from Saturday’s crest.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.