WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: At least a dozen barges are tied up in the Mississippi River north of Winona
At least a dozen barges and their expensive cargo are tied up in the Mississippi River north of Winona, Minnesota. That's because sediment from recent flooding washed into the river, and it created numerous sandbars. Tugboat captain Delbert Pemberton tells KTTC TV of Rochester Minnesota he's never seen such a tie-up. Observers said at least nine tow-boats are being delayed north of Nelson in Buffalo County, and a few are stuck near Winona.