Above the Falls

Above the Falls
The cutoff wall: St. Anthony Falls' hidden hazard
The nearly 150-year old cutoff wall underneath St. Anthony Falls is a critical piece of infrastructure. But you wouldn't know it by how the wall is inspected and maintained. Read more
Water flows over the St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam on a sunny day.
Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment plan faces first lawsuit

The Minneapolis City Council recently approved the controversial Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment plan for the North Minneapolis riverfront. Community members have filed a lawsuit alleging that the project's environmental review was inadequate (and we agree).  >>

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Upper Harbor Terminal: The benefits and their cost

It can be challenging to weigh or even track what benefits the Upper Harbor Terminal redevelopment promises against their cost. This infographic lays out what we see as possible positive outcomes against the uncertainties and costs.  >>

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What's missing from the Upper Harbor Terminal environmental review

We're anticipating several key Minneapolis city council votes on the Upper Harbor Terminal development project this fall. Next up is the project's environmental review. Here's what we think is missing from this report and how this important, mile-long riverfront redevelopment in North Minneapolis could be better.  >>

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Annual park rankings highlight racial and economic disparities

St. Paul and Minneapolis are known to have some of the country's best urban park systems. But how well do they deliver equitable park access to all residents?  >>

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