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Buffalo Shores Open For Business

Buffalo Shores is now open to the public. The park was temporarily closed due to the Mississippi River flooding, and now that it's open people say they can't wait to hit the waters and go camping.Full story

Miss. River reopens south of New Orleans

Authorities are still searching for a tugboat that sank in the Mississippi River, prompting the closure of a stretch of the river south of New Orleans over the weekend. Full story

Two Mississippi River locks reopen as water recedes: Army Corps

(Reuters) - Receding water levels on the rain-swollen Mississippi River have allowed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reopen two locks on the waterway, and a Corps spokesman said on Friday that two other locks are expected to reopen this weekend. Full story

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Flood halts Mississippi River barge traffic north of St Louis

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  Mississippi River floods Mo. roads

Many highways along the Mississippi River in Missouri are flooding despite efforts from residents who sandbagged the areas. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Towns along Mississippi River cope with flooding

The storms that recently hit much of the Midwest have caused waters to rise along the Mississippi River, where communities are sandbagging and creating barricades to try to mitigate the flooding. NBC’s Kevin Tibbles reports.

  Body of missing Minn. found in Mississippi River

Authorities say that a body recovered in the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul is that of Kira Trevino who was seen alive in February. KARE's Jana Shortal reports.

  Midwest braces for record flooding

Approaching storms are causing residents in the Midwest and along the Mississippi River to beef up makeshift levees. Illinois is expected to have record crests from the storms.

  Midwest braces against flood waters

After heavy rains, waters across the Midwest are rising fast, with at least three people dead and more showers expected on Tuesday. NBC’s John Yang reports.

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