Council seeks $942K to keep Hidden Falls parking lot high and dry

Flooding at Hidden Falls Regional Park has been a problem for years. Photo by Anne Brandrud The Saint Paul City Council approved an application for a $942,020 federal grant on May 18 to raise and reconfigure the parking lot on…

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Saint Paul announces temporary road, park closures due to flooding

Flooding of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers this spring is expected to leave weeks of cleanup work in its wake. Users of boat launches and riverfront parks and trails should be alert to changing conditions.Flood waters were expected to crest…

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Public can get in-person look at plans for River Learning Center

Three proposed plans for a Mississippi River Learning Center will be unveiled at an in-person public meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Watergate Marina, 2500 Crosby Farm Road. Three initial design concepts will be presented, along with a…

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Preliminary designs for downtown river balcony unveiled

Mile-and-a-half promenade would connect downtown to riverfront. Preliminary designs for a 1.5-mile promenade along the Mississippi Riverfront in downtown Saint Paul received favorable reviews at a virtual unveiling on February 10. The so-called river balcony would extend from Upper Landing…

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Undamming the Mississippi: Intriguing proposal deserves more study

In the 20th century, we made major public investments in the Twin Cities to transform the Mississippi River for commercial and industrial purposes. However, some of that old infrastructure is no longer useful, presenting an opportunity to re-imagine our relationship…

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