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Mississippi River ice surveys are a sign of spring
An airboat, ice auger and a ruler are just a few of the key tools for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, ice survey team.
Volunteers support second Wounded Warrior Hunt at Eau Galle Recreation Area
District staff volunteered their time Dec. 14, 2013, to support the second Wounded Warrior Hunt at Eau Galle Recreation Area, near Spring Valley, Wis.
A routine business trip becomes anything but routine
A routine business trip to Fargo, N.D., for two project managers was anything but normal when they came across a vehicle in the ditch.
National planning team study explores watershed planning and the future
Watershed planning should be a critical component within the Corps’ planning portfolio. Despite its importance, the process has been misunderstood in the past as misguided with no clear purpose or output. This misunderstanding around watershed studies threatens the Corps’ capabilities and role in watershed planning.
Peak looks to help people returning from high stress deployments
“Pick up a pencil with your opposite hand,” said Jim Peak, chief of construction. “Now, write your name with it. How does it feel?”
Above and beyond: District staff continue voluntary deployments overseas
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ response to Sept. 11, 2001, began on day one. Only a few hours after the terrorists struck, engineers from Corps of Engineers’ headquarters in Washington, D.C., went to the Pentagon to assess the damage, and personnel from North Atlantic Division and New York District made their way to the World Trade Center to assist rescue efforts and begin planning the ensuing support operations,” said Bernard Tate, Corps’ headquarters, in a recent article about deployments.
Dredge Thompson patterns tell a story of the district’s history
A district team visited the Lock and Dam 5A warehouse in Fountain City, Wis., Nov. 15, 2013, to inventory a large pile of wooden patterns used for the Dredge William A. Thompson, which served the district from 1937 to 2006.
Dam tenders work thru frigid temps
For many people, the winter months in the Upper Midwest mean indoors projects. That’s not the case for some district employees.
District surveyor judges Future City Competition
Jon Gustafson, chief surveyor for the St. Paul District, helped judge the Future City Competition that was held at the University of Minnesota, Sat., Jan. 18, where he represented National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, or NCEES, as the technical judge for the award for Best Land Surveying Practices.
Corps fights on against Mother Nature, Mississippi River
Freezing temperatures, tight timelines and heavy equipment are just another day at the office for the district’s maintenance and repair section based out of the Fountain City, Wis., service base.
Mississippi River Commission visits the district, gains a basin understanding
The Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI made an appearance in the St. Paul District Aug. 9 to 12 as part of the
Corps, partners build Mississippi River islands to protect aquatic habitat
A series of recently restored islands nestled along the Mississippi River near Lansing, Iowa, were
Battle of Gettysburg 150 years later: District’s first commander was battle hero
In 1866 following the Civil War, Gouverneur Kimble Warren was assigned to St. Paul, Minn., as the
Team nears finish line on Devils Lake, N.D., emergency work
The St. Paul District will substantially complete its emergency flood risk management project in
District attorney earns national award
St. Paul District lawyer Damon Roberts, counsel, was recently selected as the 2013 Joseph W. Kimbel Award recipient.
District foresters turn island into large Petri dish
The district recently finished a three-year reforestation project with a massive planting of 7,000 trees. The Gores Reforestation Project is intended to enhance wildlife habitat and manage invasive species on a Mississippi River island located near Red Wing, Minn., which is public land managed by the Corps. Reed canary grass, an invasive, has slowly been taking over this island.
Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair
St. Paul District employees took on the August heat and humidity during Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday, August 27, to spread the word about the district’s missions. More than 94,000 people passed through the turnstiles on what would be the warmest day recorded in the fair’s history.
Koprowski takes the helm
About 350 people gathered at the district’s headquarters in St. Paul, Minn., June 19 to say farewell to the outgoing commander while welcoming the new one into the district’s family.
Teamwork helps district repair damages to Lock and Dam 5A gate
A tow heading downriver struck and severely damaged a miter gate at Lock and Dam 5A near Winona, Minn., May 16.
Visitors get hands-on opportunity during Lock and Dam 1 open house
The St. Paul District hosted its annual open house at Lock and Dam 1 in Minneapolis in conjunction with the annual Highland Fest, celebrated by the St. Paul, Minn., Highland neighborhood, July 19.