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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

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

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

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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


MLB donated to Minnesota congressman who made racist, misogynist remarks

Major League Baseball donated $1,000 last year to a Minnesota congressman ... earlier this month to Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, as news circulated about an inflammatory joke the Republican had ... 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

"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

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

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

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

The ultimate Minnesota road trip: Can't-miss sights, sounds, and tastes

Day Six: Bob Dylan, Paul Bunyan, and the headwaters of the Mississippi On your way west ... and religious ceremonies, are a part of the Minnesota Historical Society's archaeological collection. Over 2 ... read more



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