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Sioux Chef gets riverfront restaurant

City Pages; September 18, 2017

The Sioux Chef is set to open a restaurant in the forthcoming Water Works park in downtown Minneapolis near St. Anthony Falls (known as Owamni Yamni, or the “place of whirlpools” by the Dakota people). Chef Sean Sherman and his team seek to bring indigenous foods, made with native plants and ingredients, back to prominence.

Minneapolis will begin teardown of old Fuji-Ya building

Downtown Journal; August 14, 2017

Crews have begun to explore and uncover long-buried mill infrastructure near the downtown Minneapolis riverfront in preparation for Water Works, a new destination park site from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Park leaders hope the redevelopment project will bolster the already popular area near the Stone Arch Bridge and bring future generations to the Mississippi River.

Lost to Progress: Upper Mississippi River and Minneapolis Parks Development

Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community; July 28, 2017

In February 1872, Horace W. Cleveland trudged through the snowy streets of Minneapolis to the Pence Opera House. His goal was to deliver a speech convincing the city planners, wealthy landowners, and businessmen to work quickly on protecting and preserving the scenic beauty found throughout the growing cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Developers update plans for tower, more at General Mills site

Star Tribune; July 26, 2017

Developers have revised plans for a sprawling 374-unit apartment project that includes a 20-story tower to be built on a full block in a bustling Minneapolis neighborhood near the Mississippi River.

Museum to mark 10th anniversary of I-35W bridge collapse

Minnesota Public Radio; July 10, 2017

The Minnesota Historical Society will commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse with a new display.

1972 report laid groundwork for riverfront revival

MinnPost; July 5, 2017

The riverfront transformation was spurred by an obscure group of city officials who had come together earlier in the 1970s to form a committee and issue a report. But, unlike most City Hall reports that languished on a shelf gathering dust, this particular document laid the groundwork for one of Minneapolis’ most successful, long-term redevelopment efforts.

Iconic Mill City ruins getting a trim

Minneapolis Business Journal; June 13, 2017

The 1880s-era brick ruins along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis will look a little different following a trimming of one of the remaining columns. Crews this summer are shaving off 9 feet of brick on the northwest side of the ruins to stabilize the structure.

Falls could deliver new visions of an urban river

Star Tribune; June 12, 2017

This summer, when hordes of visitors stop to admire the torrent of water that flows over the falls at the St. Anthony Lock and Dam in Minneapolis, they will be standing at a turning point in the 100-year relationship between the Mississippi River and the cities founded along its banks.

Water Works Park plans include pavilion, performance space on Minneapolis riverfront

Star Tribune; June 10, 2017

The new Water Works Park on the Mississippi riverfront in downtown Minneapolis could start to take shape this year when the old Fuji Ya restaurant comes down to make way for a pavilion and visitors center.

National Park Service again offers tours at St. Anthony Falls lock

MinnPost; June 9, 2017

Public access to the lock may be a sign of what’s to come in the future. After closing the lock under orders of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still owns the facility and can open it during periods of high-water volumes for flood control. But it is currently in the midst of a process to decide what the long-term use should be.

No kayak? You can still paddle the Mississippi this summer

Minnesota Public Radio; June 3, 2017

A coalition of organizations led by the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area have partnered to create the Paddleshare program. You don’t need any of your own equipment, just make an online reservation and off you go. The service opens the first weekend in June, with two stations at North Mississippi Regional Park and at the Lowry Avenue Bridge.

Judge stays teardown that would lead to condo tower

Star Tribune; May 31, 2017

A proposed 40-story condo tower along the banks of the Mississippi River faces another delay after a Hennepin County district judge issued a stay that temporarily prohibits Twin Cities-based Alatus from tearing down a 90-year-old building to make way for the tower while Neighbors for East Bank Livability, a neighborhood group, appeals an earlier decision allowing the demolition.

Lighted-up Lowry often shines message

Star Tribune; May 5, 2017

Motorists cruising through Minneapolis on March 8 noticed the bright orange glow of the Lowry Avenue Bridge. And most would have thought the color scheme was just a random choice. But it was not.

MWMO monitors health of river

KSTP 5; May 4, 2017

Experts say what people put on their lawns and roadways may be impacting the river’s water quality. Issues are seen regularly by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.

Water Works design update unveiled

Mill City Times; May 2, 2017

The updated concept embeds a new park pavilion into the historic ruins of the Bassett and Columbia mills, as well as expands naturalized gathering spaces with direct access to public amenities.

Minneapolis parks evolved from master plan to link people, places

Star Tribune; April 17, 2017

H.W.S. Cleveland’s plans set the foundation for one of the world’s finest city park systems. Over the decades, the parks have changed and adapted, but they continue to unite what has become a sprawling metro region of more than 3 million people.

Doran, CSM buy General Mills Riverside Technical Center

Downtown Journal; April 10, 2017

Doran Cos. and CSM Corp. announced Monday that they’ve purchased the General Mills Riverside Technical Center for $15.8 million with a plan to soon develop the nearby parking lot.

Freeway Lids: Reconnecting Communities and Creating New Land

Urban Land; April 7, 2017

The Metropolitan Design Center at the University of Minneapolis has developed renderings of potential lid projects at key sites along the I-94 corridor between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Epic 1,000-piece Lego diorama of Nye’s

Star Tribune; April 5, 2017

Some people pay tribute to their favorite landmarks by collecting matchbooks or bumper stickers. Others wear T-shirts. Jeff Esler shows his love with Legos. He has recently gained notice for his intricate and impressively accurate Lego model of Nye’s Polonaise Room, the beloved northeast Minneapolis piano and polka institution that got the wrecking ball last year.

What pollutes the Mississippi? Lawns, dogs and pavement runoff

Star Tribune; April 3, 2017

The major pollutants that flow from Twin Cities neighborhoods into the Mississippi River can be traced back to three of the characteristics that define cities: lawns, pavements and dogs.

Nice Ride Minnesota headed for Monday opening

Star Tribune; March 28, 2017

The folks at Nice Ride Minnesota are getting their 1,700 shiny green bikes out of storage and plan to have them available for riding by Monday, according to an announcement on its Facebook page.

Northern Metal site not up for grabs — yet

Finance & Commerce; March 7, 2017

Anyone interested in redeveloping the Northern Metal Recycling site on the Mississippi riverfront in Minneapolis may be in for a wait.

Northern Metals settles with MPCA, plans to leave Minneapolis

Star Tribune; March 4, 2017

Northern Metals Recycling will pay $2.5 million to resolve air pollution complaints and will will relocate to Becker, Minn., by August 2019.

Park Board may act as developer for Scherer site

Star Tribune; February 20, 2017

The Minneapolis Park Board may take on the role of master developer after a Northeast riverfront site it hopes to redefine failed to draw proposals from private developers.

DeRusha Eats: Mississippi Mushrooms

WCCO Channel 4; February 9, 2017

Along the Mississippi River, in industrial north Minneapolis, there’s a warehouse that sure doesn’t feel like you’re entering a farm.

Activists envision audacious plan for Falls

MinnPost; February 8, 2017

The dream centers on one of the most-visited pieces of land in the region, around the lock and dam at the Upper St. Anthony Falls that sits below the Stone Arch Bridge. And the idea is to create a park experience to tell the story of the Native Americans who preceded the region’s white settlers as well as the industries that tapped the power of the river to build the city.

Dayton’s goal: Cut water pollutants 25 percent

Star Tribune; February 3, 2017

Gov. Mark Dayton has set a bold new goal for Minnesotans: Slash water pollution 25 percent by 2025. Dayton argued that the threat to Minnesota’s fabled 10,000 lakes, rivers streams and wetlands is “a wider, deeper crisis” than the threat that mining poses to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Can city preserve places where people make stuff?

MinnPost; February 2, 2017

As residential development continues to boom, should the city allow the edges of its industrial areas to be turned over to housing, preserve them for uses that might provide jobs, or create something in between?

People prepare for change along Lowry Ave.

Star Tribune; January 21, 2017

Three major intersections within a mile of one another have been targeted for housing developments in spots where buildings have sat abandoned for years. Meanwhile, Hennepin County has partnered with the city and others to implement a redevelopment plan on Lowry, a county road, between Central Avenue and the Mississippi River.

MPCA, Northern Metal could settle by the end of January

Star Tribune; January 19, 2017

After decades of fighting to move a metal recycling facility out of a North Side neighborhood, Minneapolis residents may finally see results.

State lays out vision for river corridor

Star Tribune; January 14, 2017

Minnesota has adopted a uniform framework for how the 21 cities and five counties along the river’s banks will manage the river to protect the water.

Residents frustrated polluting Mpls. metal shredder could stay open for years

Minnesota Public Radio; January 12, 2017

An outline of a settlement that could keep Northern Metal Recycling open in north Minneapolis for more than two years — even after it was found in violation of its permit — angered some to the point of walking out of a meeting Wednesday with state and local officials.

North neighborhoods tops for hot housing markets

Star Tribune; January 9, 2017

“People are desperately searching for affordable houses,” said Emily Green, a sales agent with Sandy Green Realty in north Minneapolis and a past president of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. “There’s been significant investment in those areas and it’s really showing.”

Proposal to redevelop Minneapolis port moves forward

Star Tribune; January 5, 2017

City Council and Park Board committees this week advanced plans to work with United Properties to redevelop the 48-acre site known as the Upper Harbor Terminal.

Terminal team recommendations coming in January

Finance & Commerce; December 30, 2016

The possible selection of a team led by Bloomington-based United Properties to redevelop Minneapolis’ Upper Harbor Terminal property will be determined in the first four weeks of the new year.

Alatus riverfront condo tower is delayed by trial

Star Tribune; December 29, 2016

Alatus LLC has been working on plans to build a 42-story condo tower overlooking St. Anthony Falls across the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis and had planned to demolish a former funeral home to make way for the project.

DNR has new rules for what you can build along Mississippi

Pioneer Press; December 29, 2016

After close to a decade of wrangling — between conservationists, developers, and dozens of cities and counties — state officials have published new rules governing what can be built on the Mississippi River’s edge and what can’t. This article focuses on St. Paul, but the same rules apply in Minneapolis.

No bids for Scherer site

Star Tribune; December 24, 2016

No developers stepped forward to transform a tract of land north of downtown along the Mississippi River.

Northern Metal catches fire

Star Tribune; December 20, 2016

The blaze broke out about 10:10 a.m. at Northern Metal Recycling in the 1800 block of 2nd Street N., a site bordered by Interstate 94 to the west and the Mississippi River to the east.

Minneapolis Park board seeks developer for Parcel D along the Mississippi

Star Tribune; November 23, 2016

The city has designs on turning Parcel D, the Scherer Brothers site, into a park, and it’s looking for the right firm to partner with.

On the trail to Lock and Dam No. 1

MinnPost; November 16, 2016

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.

Upper Harbor plans call for multiple uses

Star Tribune; November 10, 2016

More details were released to give community members the first look at what the city’s Upper Harbor Terminal could possibly look like after transformation.

Pryes Brewing building riverside brewery

The Growler; November 9, 2016

Two years after Pryes Brewing launched their first beer, Miraculum, the company announced it has found a permanent home for its brewery along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

Amphitheater would feature marina, parks, ‘residential towers,’ giant glowing half-orbs

City Pages; October 26, 2016

If approved by the city government, the 10,000-seat outdoor concert and performance site would be the first and only in this area. First Avenue would handle management of the amphitheater space, and bookings would be handled with the help of Minnesota Public Radio’s 89.3 The Current, as well as the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera.

First Ave pitches Upper Harbor amphitheater

Star Tribune; October 18, 2016

Concertgoers may one day be able to catch a show alongside the Mississippi River — at what is now the city’s decaying port — if First Avenue and others move forward with a proposal sent to Minneapolis officials last week.

Riverfront advocates propose new park at Minneapolis lock and dam

Star Tribune; October 15, 2016

The plan, with a visitor center and performance space, would remake Mill Ruins Park and the Stone Arch Bridge area but push out a hydro plant.

Danger downstream

Star Tribune; October 2, 2016

The Mississippi is North America’s greatest river. But in Minnesota, home to its headwaters, sweeping changes in the landscape are putting water quality at risk.

MnDOT issues RFP for Third Ave. bridge in Minneapolis

Finance & Commerce; October 1, 2016

Cracks and deterioration are showing up on the Third Avenue Bridge, a nearly 100-year-old historic concrete arch structure over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. (Subscription required.)

East Bank Trail offers river views in Northeast

Star Tribune; September 30, 2016

If you’re looking for a new trail to refresh your bike path options before winter sets in, check out the new East Bank Trail in northeast Minneapolis.

Report finds a new pollutant building up in the Mississippi

Star Tribune; September 21, 2016

Microscopic fibers and pieces of plastic are accumulating at the bottom of the Mississippi River in the metro area, posing a rising threat to fish and other wildlife and reflecting changes in urban life along its banks.

Sioux Chef gets riverfront restaurant
City Pages; September 18, 2017

The Sioux Chef is set to open a restaurant in the forthcoming Water Works park in downtown Minneapolis near St. Anthony Falls (known as Owamni Yamni, or the "place of whirlpools" by the Dakota people). Chef Sean Sherman and his team seek to bring indigenous foods, made with native plants and ingredients, back to prominence.

Minneapolis will begin teardown of old Fuji-Ya building
Downtown Journal; August 14, 2017

Crews have begun to explore and uncover long-buried mill infrastructure near the downtown Minneapolis riverfront in preparation for Water Works, a new destination park site from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Park leaders hope the redevelopment project will bolster the already popular area near the Stone Arch Bridge and bring future generations to the Mississippi River.

Lost to Progress: Upper Mississippi River and Minneapolis Parks Development
Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community; July 28, 2017

In February 1872, Horace W. Cleveland trudged through the snowy streets of Minneapolis to the Pence Opera House. His goal was to deliver a speech convincing the city planners, wealthy landowners, and businessmen to work quickly on protecting and preserving the scenic beauty found throughout the growing cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Developers update plans for tower, more at General Mills site
Star Tribune; July 26, 2017

Developers have revised plans for a sprawling 374-unit apartment project that includes a 20-story tower to be built on a full block in a bustling Minneapolis neighborhood near the Mississippi River.

Museum to mark 10th anniversary of I-35W bridge collapse
Minnesota Public Radio; July 10, 2017

The Minnesota Historical Society will commemorate the upcoming 10th anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse with a new display.

1972 report laid groundwork for riverfront revival
MinnPost; July 5, 2017

The riverfront transformation was spurred by an obscure group of city officials who had come together earlier in the 1970s to form a committee and issue a report. But, unlike most City Hall reports that languished on a shelf gathering dust, this particular document laid the groundwork for one of Minneapolis’ most successful, long-term redevelopment efforts.

Iconic Mill City ruins getting a trim
Minneapolis Business Journal; June 13, 2017

The 1880s-era brick ruins along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis will look a little different following a trimming of one of the remaining columns. Crews this summer are shaving off 9 feet of brick on the northwest side of the ruins to stabilize the structure.

Falls could deliver new visions of an urban river
Star Tribune; June 12, 2017

This summer, when hordes of visitors stop to admire the torrent of water that flows over the falls at the St. Anthony Lock and Dam in Minneapolis, they will be standing at a turning point in the 100-year relationship between the Mississippi River and the cities founded along its banks.

Water Works Park plans include pavilion, performance space on Minneapolis riverfront
Star Tribune; June 10, 2017

The new Water Works Park on the Mississippi riverfront in downtown Minneapolis could start to take shape this year when the old Fuji Ya restaurant comes down to make way for a pavilion and visitors center.

National Park Service again offers tours at St. Anthony Falls lock
MinnPost; June 9, 2017

Public access to the lock may be a sign of what’s to come in the future. After closing the lock under orders of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still owns the facility and can open it during periods of high-water volumes for flood control. But it is currently in the midst of a process to decide what the long-term use should be.

No kayak? You can still paddle the Mississippi this summer
Minnesota Public Radio; June 3, 2017

A coalition of organizations led by the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area have partnered to create the Paddleshare program. You don't need any of your own equipment, just make an online reservation and off you go. The service opens the first weekend in June, with two stations at North Mississippi Regional Park and at the Lowry Avenue Bridge.

Judge stays teardown that would lead to condo tower
Star Tribune; May 31, 2017

A proposed 40-story condo tower along the banks of the Mississippi River faces another delay after a Hennepin County district judge issued a stay that temporarily prohibits Twin Cities-based Alatus from tearing down a 90-year-old building to make way for the tower while Neighbors for East Bank Livability, a neighborhood group, appeals an earlier decision allowing the demolition.

Lighted-up Lowry often shines message
Star Tribune; May 5, 2017

Motorists cruising through Minneapolis on March 8 noticed the bright orange glow of the Lowry Avenue Bridge. And most would have thought the color scheme was just a random choice. But it was not.

MWMO monitors health of river
KSTP 5; May 4, 2017

Experts say what people put on their lawns and roadways may be impacting the river's water quality. Issues are seen regularly by the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.

Water Works design update unveiled
Mill City Times; May 2, 2017

The updated concept embeds a new park pavilion into the historic ruins of the Bassett and Columbia mills, as well as expands naturalized gathering spaces with direct access to public amenities.

Minneapolis parks evolved from master plan to link people, places
Star Tribune; April 17, 2017

H.W.S. Cleveland’s plans set the foundation for one of the world’s finest city park systems. Over the decades, the parks have changed and adapted, but they continue to unite what has become a sprawling metro region of more than 3 million people.

Doran, CSM buy General Mills Riverside Technical Center
Downtown Journal; April 10, 2017

Doran Cos. and CSM Corp. announced Monday that they’ve purchased the General Mills Riverside Technical Center for $15.8 million with a plan to soon develop the nearby parking lot.

Freeway Lids: Reconnecting Communities and Creating New Land
Urban Land; April 7, 2017

The Metropolitan Design Center at the University of Minneapolis has developed renderings of potential lid projects at key sites along the I-94 corridor between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Epic 1,000-piece Lego diorama of Nye's
Star Tribune; April 5, 2017

Some people pay tribute to their favorite landmarks by collecting matchbooks or bumper stickers. Others wear T-shirts. Jeff Esler shows his love with Legos. He has recently gained notice for his intricate and impressively accurate Lego model of Nye's Polonaise Room, the beloved northeast Minneapolis piano and polka institution that got the wrecking ball last year.

What pollutes the Mississippi? Lawns, dogs and pavement runoff
Star Tribune; April 3, 2017

The major pollutants that flow from Twin Cities neighborhoods into the Mississippi River can be traced back to three of the characteristics that define cities: lawns, pavements and dogs.

Nice Ride Minnesota headed for Monday opening
Star Tribune; March 28, 2017

The folks at Nice Ride Minnesota are getting their 1,700 shiny green bikes out of storage and plan to have them available for riding by Monday, according to an announcement on its Facebook page.

Northern Metal site not up for grabs — yet
Finance & Commerce; March 7, 2017

Anyone interested in redeveloping the Northern Metal Recycling site on the Mississippi riverfront in Minneapolis may be in for a wait.

Northern Metals settles with MPCA, plans to leave Minneapolis
Star Tribune; March 4, 2017

Northern Metals Recycling will pay $2.5 million to resolve air pollution complaints and will will relocate to Becker, Minn., by August 2019.

Park Board may act as developer for Scherer site
Star Tribune; February 20, 2017

The Minneapolis Park Board may take on the role of master developer after a Northeast riverfront site it hopes to redefine failed to draw proposals from private developers.

DeRusha Eats: Mississippi Mushrooms
WCCO Channel 4; February 9, 2017

Along the Mississippi River, in industrial north Minneapolis, there’s a warehouse that sure doesn’t feel like you’re entering a farm.

Activists envision audacious plan for Falls
MinnPost; February 8, 2017

The dream centers on one of the most-visited pieces of land in the region, around the lock and dam at the Upper St. Anthony Falls that sits below the Stone Arch Bridge. And the idea is to create a park experience to tell the story of the Native Americans who preceded the region's white settlers as well as the industries that tapped the power of the river to build the city.

Dayton's goal: Cut water pollutants 25 percent
Star Tribune; February 3, 2017

Gov. Mark Dayton has set a bold new goal for Minnesotans: Slash water pollution 25 percent by 2025. Dayton argued that the threat to Minnesota’s fabled 10,000 lakes, rivers streams and wetlands is “a wider, deeper crisis” than the threat that mining poses to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Can city preserve places where people make stuff?
MinnPost; February 2, 2017

As residential development continues to boom, should the city allow the edges of its industrial areas to be turned over to housing, preserve them for uses that might provide jobs, or create something in between?

People prepare for change along Lowry Ave.
Star Tribune; January 21, 2017

Three major intersections within a mile of one another have been targeted for housing developments in spots where buildings have sat abandoned for years. Meanwhile, Hennepin County has partnered with the city and others to implement a redevelopment plan on Lowry, a county road, between Central Avenue and the Mississippi River.

MPCA, Northern Metal could settle by the end of January
Star Tribune; January 19, 2017

After decades of fighting to move a metal recycling facility out of a North Side neighborhood, Minneapolis residents may finally see results.

State lays out vision for river corridor
Star Tribune; January 14, 2017

Minnesota has adopted a uniform framework for how the 21 cities and five counties along the river's banks will manage the river to protect the water.

Residents frustrated polluting Mpls. metal shredder could stay open for years
Minnesota Public Radio; January 12, 2017

An outline of a settlement that could keep Northern Metal Recycling open in north Minneapolis for more than two years — even after it was found in violation of its permit — angered some to the point of walking out of a meeting Wednesday with state and local officials.

North neighborhoods tops for hot housing markets
Star Tribune; January 9, 2017

“People are desperately searching for affordable houses,” said Emily Green, a sales agent with Sandy Green Realty in north Minneapolis and a past president of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors. “There’s been significant investment in those areas and it’s really showing.”

Proposal to redevelop Minneapolis port moves forward
Star Tribune; January 5, 2017

City Council and Park Board committees this week advanced plans to work with United Properties to redevelop the 48-acre site known as the Upper Harbor Terminal.

Terminal team recommendations coming in January
Finance & Commerce; December 30, 2016

The possible selection of a team led by Bloomington-based United Properties to redevelop Minneapolis’ Upper Harbor Terminal property will be determined in the first four weeks of the new year.

Alatus riverfront condo tower is delayed by trial
Star Tribune; December 29, 2016

Alatus LLC has been working on plans to build a 42-story condo tower overlooking St. Anthony Falls across the Mississippi River from downtown Minneapolis and had planned to demolish a former funeral home to make way for the project.

DNR has new rules for what you can build along Mississippi
Pioneer Press; December 29, 2016

After close to a decade of wrangling — between conservationists, developers, and dozens of cities and counties — state officials have published new rules governing what can be built on the Mississippi River’s edge and what can’t. This article focuses on St. Paul, but the same rules apply in Minneapolis.

No bids for Scherer site
Star Tribune; December 24, 2016

No developers stepped forward to transform a tract of land north of downtown along the Mississippi River.

Northern Metal catches fire
Star Tribune; December 20, 2016

The blaze broke out about 10:10 a.m. at Northern Metal Recycling in the 1800 block of 2nd Street N., a site bordered by Interstate 94 to the west and the Mississippi River to the east.

Minneapolis Park board seeks developer for Parcel D along the Mississippi
Star Tribune; November 23, 2016

The city has designs on turning Parcel D, the Scherer Brothers site, into a park, and it's looking for the right firm to partner with.

On the trail to Lock and Dam No. 1
MinnPost; November 16, 2016

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.

Upper Harbor plans call for multiple uses
Star Tribune; November 10, 2016

More details were released to give community members the first look at what the city's Upper Harbor Terminal could possibly look like after transformation.

Pryes Brewing building riverside brewery
The Growler; November 9, 2016

Two years after Pryes Brewing launched their first beer, Miraculum, the company announced it has found a permanent home for its brewery along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.

Amphitheater would feature marina, parks, 'residential towers,' giant glowing half-orbs
City Pages; October 26, 2016

If approved by the city government, the 10,000-seat outdoor concert and performance site would be the first and only in this area. First Avenue would handle management of the amphitheater space, and bookings would be handled with the help of Minnesota Public Radio's 89.3 The Current, as well as the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera.

First Ave pitches Upper Harbor amphitheater
Star Tribune; October 18, 2016

Concertgoers may one day be able to catch a show alongside the Mississippi River — at what is now the city’s decaying port — if First Avenue and others move forward with a proposal sent to Minneapolis officials last week.

Riverfront advocates propose new park at Minneapolis lock and dam
Star Tribune; October 15, 2016

The plan, with a visitor center and performance space, would remake Mill Ruins Park and the Stone Arch Bridge area but push out a hydro plant.

Danger downstream
Star Tribune; October 2, 2016

The Mississippi is North America’s greatest river. But in Minnesota, home to its headwaters, sweeping changes in the landscape are putting water quality at risk.

MnDOT issues RFP for Third Ave. bridge in Minneapolis
Finance & Commerce; October 1, 2016

Cracks and deterioration are showing up on the Third Avenue Bridge, a nearly 100-year-old historic concrete arch structure over the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. (Subscription required.)

East Bank Trail offers river views in Northeast
Star Tribune; September 30, 2016

If you’re looking for a new trail to refresh your bike path options before winter sets in, check out the new East Bank Trail in northeast Minneapolis.

Report finds a new pollutant building up in the Mississippi
Star Tribune; September 21, 2016

Microscopic fibers and pieces of plastic are accumulating at the bottom of the Mississippi River in the metro area, posing a rising threat to fish and other wildlife and reflecting changes in urban life along its banks.