Published on September 19, 2006, Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Mississippi yearning
Two brothers have set out to canoe the length of the Mississippi River and have made it as far as Minneapolis. Joe Palmquist, 26, of St. Paul and Ben Palmquist, 23, of Duluth say they want to raise awareness of environmental problems the river faces, including pollution, sedimentation and loss of wildlife habitat. The brothers grew up on the river in Winona, Minn.