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.

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 ―
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.
Open Waters: Rethinking the Mississippi ―
River magazine ―
by Maggie Wingdingstad & Open World Learning School
Feature story on the importance of educating people about the connection between storm drains and the Mississippi River. The author and her class


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