Minneapolis’ terrain is pretty flat, but there are a few public stairways — notably those leading down to the Mississippi River.
I can see this is a problem in Newark, N.J. But as I learned, Minnesota is not so spanking clean either.
Traffic along 180 miles of the drought-stricken Mississippi will be curtailed for a month, at a cost of billions to the barging industry, to allow the US to blast rock formations and raise river levels.
In 1962 and 1963, industrial accidents spilled 3.5 million gallons of oil into the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers.