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News that impacts the riverfront.
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MnDOT issues RFP for Third Ave. bridge in Minneapolis

Finance & Commerce; October 1, 2016

East Bank Trail offers river views in Northeast

Star Tribune; September 30, 2016

Report finds a new pollutant building up in the Mississippi

Star Tribune; September 21, 2016

North Minneapolis recycler agrees to dust suppression

Star Tribune; September 14, 2016

North Minneapolis residents push for permanent closure

MinnPost; September 9, 2016

Judge orders metal shredder to cease major part of operations

Star Tribune; August 31, 2016

NASA’s eye in the sky monitors algae blooms

Star Tribune; August 26, 2016

Minneapolis wants to redevelop northern waterfront

KARE 11; August 21, 2016

Wilco sails into overtime on the Mississippi

Star Tribune; August 21, 2016

Photos: A national park in the heart of the Cities

Minnesota Public Radion; August 5, 2016

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Activities from partners.
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Art Circle – Putting Down Roots

Join us and help create new fiber art for Putting Down Roots. Use your talents to help bring awareness about keeping the Mississippi River clean! We are looking for works made from any fiber and constructed using any technique. Ideally works will be life-sized and three-dimensional. Pieces should represent plants that are good for clean water and habitat and/or species that benefit from these plants.


Mississippi River Forum Workshop

Network with others and enjoy the following presentations:
-Getting to Clean Water: How do the Economics of Cropping Systems Work Out?
-Ecosystem Services: Putting People and Land into Water Management
-Water: Right or Commodity?


Mississippi Minute Film Festival

Join us to screen our entrants for the third annual Mississippi Minute Film Festival and discuss the ways the Mississippi River is the engine for change in our city. Jacob Frey is our keynote speaker.


Updates from MRP.
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northern-metal-pile-862x571 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.
Aerial-#6-05-10-2013-looking-north-to-27th-Ave-RR-Bridge,-Franklin-and-I-94---Credit-MPRB 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.

ST. PAUL, Minn. Ð The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, opens the Tainter gate at Upper St. Anthony Falls lock, in Minneapolis June 20 to reduce the flood risk upstream of the lock. 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.

Downtown view along Mississippi - Credit Tony Webster under CC BY 2.0 license via http!!!tinyurl.com!j4vpowu River Matters: Unlocking the flow of investment and jobs to the North Side - Join us on April 21st for the first in our series of "River Matters" series. Our first discussion will focus on Minneapolis' North Side, jobs, and the riverfront. Bob Lund, President of THOR Sustainability will be our featured speaker.
ParkCapitolLrg - public domain Addressing equity goals, Park Board’s state bonding request focuses on Upper River -

The 2016 session of the legislature started this week at the Capitol. And we're excited, because the riverfront, and more specifically the Upper River, are at the heart of the Park Board's 2016 bonding request.