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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

50 years for an MPR legend

This might well be my favorite picture in the history of Minnesota Public Radio ... Judy Larson and I forget the other musician — and they went up to the headwaters of the Mississippi River and floate... read more

History comes alive with trip down Mississippi

Take a step back in time by paddling the Mississippi River from Brainerd to Crow Wing State Park, where history ... Mississippi Headwaters Board, Crow Wing County Land Services, Crow Wing Soil and Wat... read more

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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


On the road along the Mississippi River

From its headwaters in Minnesota to ... engaging history, amazing scenery, and nature showcased in all its glory. Highlights for Families Along the Great River Road A trip from the beginning to the en... read more

Mississippi River starts clean, heavily polluted as it runs south

While it's imperative that the flow of pollutants into the river in central Minnesota is halted, it's also critical to protect the northern headwaters ... of history," Stine said. For northern Minneso... read more

Why Lake Itasca may not be the headwaters of the Mississippi River

I know enough of the geologic story behind the development of Upper Midwest river systems to suggest that the Little Minnesota River originating near the South Dakota town of Veblen is a candidate for ... 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

Commerce Department recommends against Line 3 plan

MINNEAPOLIS — Enbridge Energy has failed to establish the need for its proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota and it ... preferred route cuts through the Mis... read more

Day 3: Bemidji to Lake Itasca to Minneapolis

High point of the day: We visit the headwaters of the Mississippi River at Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota. Wading through the waters ... write about something provocative you should cover the contr... read more

Minnesota Commerce Department Recommends Against Line 3 Plan

Enbridge Energy has failed to establish the need for its proposal to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota and it might ... company's preferred route cuts through the M... read more

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



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