Dec 11, 2014
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal checks in with barge owner Austin Golding.
Apr 26, 2013
For one barge line operator, the high waters of the Mississippi mean business as usual (though with a more watchful eye).
Mar 22, 2013
Mayors along the Mississippi River say more funding is needed to shore up aging infrastructure.
Dec 28, 2012
One stretch of the river is closed during the day so Army Corps of Engineers can blast away rock just below the low water.
Dec 19, 2012
Continued drought along the Mississippi River is creating problems for barge lines and the goods they ship.
Dec 4, 2012
Every year roughly $180 billion worth of freight makes its way up and down the Mississippi River. An epic shortage of water on the nation's major inland waterways is expected to put upward pressure on everything from food items, to electricity.
Nov 30, 2012
The Mississippi River hovers at record lows as a result of the drought in the Midwest. It could soon mean big problems for the shipping industry on the river.