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The Mississippi River was being dredged around Ste. Genevieve last week. The river dropped below 0 feet on the Chester, Ill. gauge last week, leading to widespread concern about barge traffic. The Ste. Genevieve-Modoc Ferry has been shut down for some time by the low river levels.

See a story in next week’s Herald on how the low river level may impact the supply chain and lead to rising costs.