Land Use & Planning

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?  >>
What a minor flood season could mean for Ford Area C
Area C, Ford Motor Company's hazardous waste dump on the Mississippi River floodplain in St. Paul, hasn't been in the news lately. The site is being better monitored than in the past, but we're... Read More
Invasive carp continue to pose threat
A recent invasive carp round-up on the Mississippi in southern Minnesota is a reminder that these fish pose an ongoing threat to Minnesota's waterways.  >>
Ramsey County considers three properties for redevelopment, conservation
The county is making plans for three properties on the east side of St. Paul: The site of a former juvenile correctional facility on undeveloped bluffland holding Dakota history; a golf course that's... Read More
New river access in Cottage Grove?
The former Mississippi Dunes golf course in Cottage Grove has amazing potential to be a new park, but its owners want to develop it into housing. You can weigh in to protect habitat and public river... Read More
Mississippi Dunes info session: A new park for Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove has an opportunity to protect part of the riverfront Mississippi Dunes, a former golf course. Learn more about this special place and how to get involved May 3, 5 p.m. >>
Mississippi Dunes Info Session
Why the Corps of Engineers must remain at St. Anthony Falls
Dr. John Anfinson is an FMR board member, a Mississippi River historian and the former superintendent of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. He recently wrote this article for the... Read More


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