Supporting FMR

Supporting FMR
A sneak preview of the lineup for Our Storied River, Oct. 1

Want a sneak preview of the stories you'll hear at our virtual fall gala on October 1? We'll hear from a musician who toured the Mississippi by canoe to discover not only his muddy roots, but his true love; a family who found a sense of place in the river, and a place to grieve the impossible; and two storytellers who know the layers of history at Bdote, the sacred confluence of rivers.  >>

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Miss Shannan, Twin band, Danny Givens and Jim Bear Jacobs
Miss Shannan to bring her wit and whimsy to FMR's fall storytelling gala

We're thrilled to partner with Miss Shannan Paul to emcee An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River: Our Storied River on October 1. Her infectious personality and knack for comedic social commentary are sure to keep you — our virtual guests — entertained. You won't want to miss it!  >>

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Miss Shannan Paul
Local storytelling legend Loren Niemi on the power of stories and how the river changed him

We're thrilled to engage noted local storyteller Loren Niemi in planning and curating Our Storied River: An Evening Celebrating the Mississippi River this fall. In a recent interview, we learned more about his life as a storyteller, how the river has changed him, and how he plans to work with our story-sharers. (Will you be one of them?)  >>

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Loren Niemi
Our storied river: Call for storytelling submissions

If you have a story about how the Mississippi River changed you, we want to hear it — in your voice. At our Moth-esque virtual gala this fall, we'll showcase tales from diverse voices and varied experiences that dazzle, twist, flood us or still us. Tell us yours by July 24.  >>

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Hands hold water that flows into a river. A person speaks. Text: Our Storied River
FMR is Platinum: GuideStar's highest level seal of transparency

We're proud to announce that FMR has received GuideStar's 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency. We’re committed to the highest level of transparency because our supporters deserve to know our full and complete story, from financial information to results and progress toward our mission.  >>

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View of the the Mississippi River and Minneapolis, MN skyline
FMR is Mississippi Market's Positive Change recipient now through May 31!

FMR is proud to be Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op's month of May Positive Change recipient. Round up at the register and donate your reusable bag credit to make some positive change!  >>

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Mississippi Market Positive Change logo with an image of a bag of produce
Upper Harbor Terminal: North Minneapolis voices

Over 90 Minnesotans have contacted their legislators over the past few weeks to oppose $20 million in state bond funds for First Avenue's proposed concert venue at Upper Harbor Terminal on the North Minneapolis riverfront.

North Minneapolis residents wrote about how the project prioritizes private developers' interests over community members' and perpetuates racial and environmental disparities. While these writers' voices are their own, we share their concerns. >>

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 29, 2023 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Hastings Sand Coulee Scientific and Natural Area
Saturday, May 13, 2023 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Nicollet Island, Minneapolis
Applications due Fri, May 5 - 5 pm
Virtual and in-person