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Our weekly digest of news relating to the Minneapolis Riverfront:

WEEK OF MARCH 18, 2019

Stone Arch Bridge slated to be closed this week for electrical repairs
Maintenance and repairs on overhead power lines will close the downtown Minneapolis pedestrian and bike bridge Friday, Monday and Tuesday.

Saturday - Welcome Back the Herons at Marshall Terrace Park
Great blue herons start returning to their rookery on the Mississippi River toward the end of March. Join Park Ranger Sharon (aka Birdchick) at Marshall Terrace Park in Minneapolis to watch them rebuild nests and do a little flirting. With any luck, you may also see the resident peregrine falcons fly over, as well as migrating ducks such as the buffleheads and goldeneye.

April 10: Water Action Day 2019
Throughout the day, participants can attend group meetings with their legislators, participate in a youth summit, attend important hearings on our bills, and join in the #ProtectOurWater rally in the Capitol Rotunda.

Coming Soon: Minneapolis Riverwalk Tour
Hungry for an off the beaten path Minneapolis food experience? Join us as we explore one of the city's trendy and historical neighborhoods, the Mill District and St. Anthony on Main in Northeast Minneapolis.

Map Monday: An Urban Transit-Type Portrayal of the Upper Mississippi
The above map shows the start of the Mississippi River in the upper left corner, down to Minneapolis and St. Paul, and then toward Wisconsin.

WEEK OF MARCH 11, 2019

Spring Cleaning: Mississippi River Care: Father Hennepin Bluffs
Take a healthy break helping clean up our Mississippi riverfront; learning about the future of the Mississippi and how you can make a difference; and having fun with other people in Marcy-Holmes neighborhood.

Experience the Mississippi River Paddle Share
Mississippi River Paddle Share is a new and exciting recreational and transportation opportunity for people who don’t own a boat and want a safe and enjoyable river experience. See how easy it is to use the Paddle Share in this short video.

Job Opening: National Park Ranger at the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
The duties are primarily staffing and providing support for the Mississippi River Visitor Center and Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam visitor center.


Minneapolis City Council approves concept plan for riverfront project
The redevelopment would be one of the city's biggest projects in recent years.

Mpls. council backs concept for riverfront development
The Upper Harbor Terminal plan concerns 48 acres of riverfront. It envisions entertainment facilities and affordable housing, and it would restore river access to nearby neighborhoods.

With Minneapolis' first amphitheater, city walks fine line between national and community attraction
Minneapolis riverfront plan has raised concerns for North Siders about their role in redevelopment.

Despite opposition, Minneapolis approves Upper Harbor Terminal amphitheater concept
Residents of North Minneapolis say their views have been ignored during the process.

Everything You Need to Know About Minneapolis' Upper Harbor Terminal Project—And What Happens Next
The massive plan to turn 48 acres of riverfront land into housing, businesses and an outdoor performance venue was approved Friday. Here's a look at the costs and the challenges ahead.

Wednesday: Working River Tour: Mpls Drinking Water Plant
Ever wonder how the water you drink every day gets to your tap? Join us for this unique tour of The Public Works Water Treatment & Distribution Service (WTDS) located along the Mississippi River.


See the Mississippi River in its natural flow state

City Council committee approves N. Mpls. riverfront development 'concept plan'

Minneapolis City Council panel advances North Side riverfront development, with pledge to listen

After leading a Minneapolis riverfront revival, MSR Design heads downtown


Upper Harbor Terminal vote postponed again as opponents seek changes

Shriners campus near Mississippi River in Minneapolis is for sale

Welcome Back the Herons March 23 with the Mississippi Park Connection

Full funding secured to repair Stone Arch Bridge

Stone Arch Bridge repairs fully funded

Caution: Bridge closings coming in 2020

A Drone’s Eye View of the Watershed

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