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The World’s 7 Coolest Floating Hotels

From retired ocean liners and rock-themed submarines, to tricked-out houseboats and huts tied to inner tubes, here are seven of the world’s coolest.

03/19/2014

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Empty Fishing Boat Prompts Mississippi River Search

An empty 18′ fishing boat was discovered by a barge worker just after 3 a.m. Friday near the Chain of Rocks bridge.

08/09/2013

Flooding Spring 2013

2 Levees Near Confluence of Missouri, Mississippi Rivers Overtopped

Kuhs and Columbia Bottoms levees protect mostly farmland, conservation areas.

06/03/2013

Gallinipper (left) compared to a standard sized mosquito.(www.nbcmiami.com)

Gallinippers Are Nothing New In Illinois

Huge version of mosquito has been a local native for decades.

03/18/2013

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Corps: No Imminent Closure Of The Mississippi River

Spokesman says they’re removing lots of rocks and “muck” to keep barge traffic moving.

01/03/2013

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Andy Williams Dead Of Cancer At Age 84

Among best known hits over decades-long career was “Moon River.”

09/26/2012

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Camper, Cars Among Trash Pulled From Mississippi River

Nearly 400 volunteers pull out roughly 20 tons of refuse in St. Louis, Alton.

09/17/2012

9/13/12-Mayors from cities all up and down the Mississippi River are meeting in St. Louis this week as part of a newly-formed group to "spearhead a new level of regional cooperation to make it more sustainable". (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Going With The Flow: Mayors Compare Notes On Mississippi River

Want more attention from Congress on addressing needs of the river.

09/13/2012

CRANE STYLE: A look at the vast array of construction cranes being used to construct the new interchange that will serve as the eastern entrance from I-70 onto the new Mississippi River Bridge. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Drought-Starved Mississippi Slowing Work On New Bridge

Low water means crews can’t use barges to move heavy sections of bridge deck.

08/21/2012

8/3/12-"The Captains' Return", a statue commemorating the historic trek of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, towers high above the drought-starved Mississippi River near the Eads Bridge, high and dry. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Drought Draining Profits From Local Barge Companies

Barges leave 35 truckloads of product on dock so they don’t run aground.

08/03/2012

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