Mississippi River and tributaries
People around the world can identify the Mississippi River on a map. Many of us drive past or over it every day. School children can actually spell it. So, if the Mighty Mississippi starts right here in Minnesota, why doesn't it float on our minds more often?
This issue examines the past, present and future of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.
This special statewide issue was proudly published by members of the River Partnership, a national collaboration of community foundations connected by America's waterways and their philanthropic missions. Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the Funders' Network via the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Harold Stewart remembers childhood summers at his grandparents' cottage - long, sun-soaked days marked by the adventures only a lakeshore can offer a young boy...
If you want to get an idea of what most ails the Mississippi River and its tributaries, you need go no further than the birthplace of Minnesota.
The Mississippi River twists through Minnesota history, economics and inspiration.
The crowds and bugs have vanished, the air is crisp and the trees are showing off their fall colors...
What do we see when we look at our rivers?...
Parting the waters of conventional widsom.
Educators and environmental groups introduce kids to the wonderful world of waterways.
When rain falls in the city, dangers flow into rivers. How can we curb them?
Five things to know about hunting aquatic invasive species.
A guest editorial by Don Hickman.