Driftwood pilred along the western edge of Raspberry Island frames the Mississippi River on a snowy 4/16/23 as spring thaws and continued precip has added to flooding concerns. Photo by Brad Stauffer

Mississippi surpasses major flood stage

River is expected to crest at 18.7 feet on April 28.The floodwaters of the Mississippi River continue to rise in Saint Paul. As of Monday morning, April 24, they had reached 17.9 feet, of almost a foot above the major…