In the Media
FMR is proud to serve as the voice for the Mississippi River and the people who care about it — at the Capitol, in our communities and in the media. Many thanks to the reporters who take the time to cover important river issues.
Star Tribune ― February 26, 2016
Gov. Dayton rallies support for clean water at summit after facing a protest: Complex water problems will require everyone's efforts, attention, he says.
by J. Patrick Coolican
Star Tribune ― February 24, 2016
by J. Patrick Coolican and Josephine Marcotty
Star Tribune ― February 18, 2016
An unwise retreat on Minnesota's water quality push: Weakening "buffer" law over private ditches is a step backward.
Pioneer Press ― February 18, 2016
by Christopher Magan
FMR Executive Director Whitney Clark lays out our hopes and goals for Minnesota's first Governor's Water Summit.
Star Tribune ― February 13, 2016
by Josephine Marcotty
Only about one-third of the streams in Minnesota’s farming regions will get the maximum amount of protection under new state buffer rules a number that environmentalists say falls far short of what Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature water protection law was intended to accomplish.
Pioneer Press ― January 28, 2016
Mark Dayton backs off buffer strips for private ditches
Star Tribune ― January 3, 2016
by Steve Brandt
Open Rivers Journal ―
by Leslie Thomas (FMR volunteer)
This extensive 25-page feature on Write to the River explores the connections between creativity and advocacy and features select Write to the River poetry and prose plus interviews with the authors.
MPR, Star Tribune, Pioneer Press and 100+ other news outlets throughout the nation ―
Minnesota leads way on banning anti-germ ingredient in soaps: Feds follow state in reducing the once popular germ-killer
by Steve Karnwoski, Associated Press
Minnesota’s first-in-the-nation ban on soaps containing the once ubiquitous germ-killer triclosan takes effect January 1, 2017, but the people who spearheaded the law, Friends of the Mississippi River and Sen. John Marty, say it’s already having its desired effect on a national level.
River magazine ―
by Maggie Wingdingstad & Open World Learning School