MRP comment: Northern Metals settlement

At a recent listening session, the public was invited to comment on ways that funding from a potential Northern Metals settlement could be used to improve community health. Here was what Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership executive director Kathleen Boe filed on behalf of the organization: Principles Use the Above the Falls Updated Master Plan as a guideline for investments in health …

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The river in winter

With every January comes the dawn of a new year, and time for looking at things in a new light. Perhaps that’s true this year more than most. When we look at the Mississippi River in the spring, summer and fall, it’s easy to see the way the river comes to life. The water flows downstream, the green of the …

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Our gathering to #preservethefalls

More than three dozen hardy souls braved the elements on a clear but cold Minneapolis December afternoon to show support for preserving St. Anthony Falls and to demonstrate opposition to a proposal by Crown Hydro to divert water to generate a relatively small amount of electric power. And here’s what you can do to help stop the project.

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The Upper Harbor attraction

At our recent RiverMatters conference, we invited panelists James Vos and Peter Hendee Brown to discuss the Upper Harbor Terminal project and riverfront redevelopment in general. Vos, who has worked in commercial real estate for 30 years, is a principal with CRESA Minneapolis, while Brown is an architect, planner, and development consultant focusing on public-private development projects. We also took questions from …

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Northern Metal: The present and future

The Northern Metal recycling location at 2800 Pacific St. N. in Minneapolis has been in the news recently because of complaints, then legal action regarding pollution standards. We sat down with Kathleen Boe, the Executive Director of the Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership, to discuss the issues around Northern Metal and explore future plans for the riverfront.

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Rules for Mississippi River development under review, moving toward final adoption

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources held a series of three formal public hearings on the proposed Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area rules. The Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area is the name of a state-designated area is designed to protect the unique features of the Mississippi River corridor in the Twin Cities. The Critical Area shares the same boundaries with the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area – the National Park that fronts our Mississippi River.

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Tracking water quality in the Mississippi Watershed, with MWMO’s Udai Singh

The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership is currently working with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) on a project to study the ecological impacts of closing the Lock at St. Anthony Falls. But we thought we’d take the time to better understand how the MWMO tracks water quality in Minneapolis by talking with MWMO Water Resources Director Udai Singh.

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