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Minnesota History: Controversy at the Mississippi's headwaters

Never mind the 8,000-year-old flint-tipped spears that archaeologists link to nomadic tribes that hunted bison and moose near the headwaters of the Mississippi River. And forget about the 800-year-old ... read more

Native Youth “Paddle to Protect” Minnesota’s Water from Another Enbridge Pipeline

On Aug. 12, a group of six indigenous teenagers and four adults from different tribes in Canada and the United States met at the headwaters of the Mississippi ... project in Enbridge’s history. Accord... read more

Mississippi River Adventure Guide

Minnesota’s oldest state park is where the Mississippi’s 2,552-mile descent to the Gulf of Mexico begins. Take a selfie next to the Headwaters Monument ... For a dose of Minnesota history, visit Old C... read more

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The First City of the Mississippi

explorers questioned the true source of the Mississippi. Some believed that Elk Lake, upstream from Lake Itasca, was the true headwaters. But in 1888 the Minnesota Historical Society commissioned Jaco... read more


Wrestling With Dark History, This Time in Minnesota's Capitol

There’s almost no chance, in other words, that St. Paul will be hit with the controversy over Confederate flags and monuments that's plaguing places like South Carolina and Georgia. But that doesn’t m... read more

"Reframing Minnesota" explores what inclusive art at the State Capitol might look like

The controversy surrounding ... as he blesses the Mississippi River, peacefully signing treaties that in reality they were coerced into signing, and savagely burning down towns — create a narrative of ... read more

VIDEO: A conservation controversy: Multi-use trail proposal on Legacy land raises concerns

The proposal at the center of controversy ... funding approval by the Minnesota Legislature in 2012 to acquire the property was the culmination of years of preservation efforts by numerous parties. To... read more

Dave McNamara

In 2003, Dave produced an hour-long documentary on the Mississippi River, introducing local television viewers to the history, people and places that are part of the great river from its headwaters in ... read more

OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: OHF grant expands DU habitat program in North Dakota, Federal bill targets CWD, DNR finalizes leadership team etc.

"The 2018 update does an excellent job of building on the tremendous history ... The Minnesota DNR has started accepting reservations for Bert's Cabins at Itasca State Park. The 12 cabins near the hea... read more

The White House plugged 'unity' ahead of the State of the Union. That's not what Trump delivered

But at its core, Trump’s speech was a full-throttled demand for his immigration policies and border wall – which precipitated the longest government shutdown in U.S. history ... her ongoing struggle t... read more

Native Youth “Paddle to Protect” Minnesota’s Water from Another Enbridge Pipeline

On August 12, a group of six indigenous teenagers and four adults from different tribes in Canada and the United States met at the headwaters of the Mississippi ... of controversy. On September 2, thr... read more

Remembering two women who helped save Minnesota forests

“The conservationists moved within the middle and upper strata of Minnesota society,” according to a 1971 article in Minnesota History magazine ... thinking and a capacity for stirring controversy,” T... read more



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