“For the people who actually live in Minneapolis, we have much bigger priorities,” said Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Commissioner Chris Meyer.
Great recent reads on disrupted river transport nationwide, a long history of trying to make the Mississippi behave, and the ongoing crisis in getting barges through New Orleans.
Council member Phillipe Cunningham is confident any replacement for Thor will meet the city and community’s expectations, especially around including people of color.
After 1,200 years of expansion, the great Birds Food Delta at New Orleans has entered a period of steady decline.
On a winter afternoon, of course, buried under inches of snow, it all looks as still and ancient and ageless as a Bruegel painting.
The Lock and Dam No. 1 is the best place in the Twin Cities to see, up close, how commerce and industry has shaped the river physically.
The lowlands, valleys and floodplains along the Mississippi River are less visible and less celebrated than the city’s bluffs and hills.
On June 9 the lock at Upper St. Anthony Falls will close to shipping traffic. What follows could include a restaurant or a park or lots of things.
In floodplain portions of the river’s metro reaches, the trees haven’t been reproducing for perhaps 20 years or more.
President Obama will soon sign an unprecedented bill closing the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock on the Mississippi River. Here’s what changes.
There are at least three Mississippi Rivers running through the Twin Cities, each with its own set of peculiarities and idiosyncrasies.
Looking up from Shepard Road, the spectacularly odd Ramsey County Jail offers a good place to start our exploration of St. Paul’s backyard.
Now a modern township, only traces of the 19th-century utopia remain.
The river has the potential to draw business, newcomers and tourists — the way the mountains do for Denver and the seacoast for Sydney.
Though part of the Minneapolis Parks System, they’re not developed, noted on maps, or even marked or named. Their use seems to be accepted but not necessarily encouraged.
With their respective plans, which together cover 22 miles of the Mississippi corridor, both cities are balancing needs for ecology, access and development.
If the St. Croix watershed were a state, it would rank 46th in size, 41st in population, and very high in running water.
The Yangtze River has shaped the timeline of human development in China, impacting agriculture, industry, culture and literature — just as the mighty Mississippi has done in the U.S.
“There are no oysters. There are no shrimp,” said Albert Naquin, chief of the Isle de Jean Charles Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw.
If you need to know where every public stairway in the area is located, you can just spend a little time on online runners’ forums.