Big river, big trouble: Dredges working overtime to open Mississippi

  • by: Jim Anderson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 5, 2014 - 9:12 AM

WABASHA, MINN. – In the bowels of the Dredge William L. Goetz, anchored off the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River, the deafening drone of twin Caterpillar power generators are cranking at their full 1,200 rpm, generating more than enough megawatts to light a town the size of nearby Wabasha.

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