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Parks of Minneapolis’ Upper Riverfront

In recent years, more and more of Minneapolis’ Upper River has transitioned to be parkland.  But what are these new parks?  Take a quick tour of the parks of the Upper Mississippi River with us!

The National Park Service introduces kids and their families to the Mississippi River

While Minneapolis may have a park running through the city’s core, it has varying degrees of use by area residents. MRP took a few minutes with Dave Wiggins, Supervisory Park Ranger at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area to learn more about programs that engage youth and their families in Minneapolis’ national treasure.

In the News

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited the Minneapolis factory floor of Graco Inc. and Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) Tuesday to praise the burgeoning collaboration between the worker-hungry manufacturer and area community colleges that are supplying interns and technical-degree graduates in jobs that start at up to $20 an hour. (Star Tribune, 5/26/2015)
M.A. Mortenson is looking to develop a residential and retail project on a key parcel along East Hennepin Avenue in the heart of northeast Minneapolis' bustling commercial district, the developer confirmed Tuesday. (Star Tribune, 5/26/2015)
Just over the border in St. Paul, a new dog park opened near the ruins of the former Meeker Island Dam. (MinnPost, 5/15/2015)
DNR Seeks Public Input on Pillsbury A-Mill Artist Lofts Hydroelectric Project
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources wants feedback on the Pillsbury A-Mill Artist Lofts hydroelectric project, on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. (KSTP, 5/11/2015)
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