Supporting FMR

Supporting FMR
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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Caring for the river and one another this spring (2020)

We've pulled together ideas about how to celebrate Earth Day all month for supporters like you to act on your values and enjoy moments of positive impact during this tough time. So whether you're up for advocating online, collecting litter or you just need a moment to be still and witness the migrating birds, we look forward to celebrating Earth Month with you — separately, but together.  >>

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Picking up trash on a local walk (solo and wearing gloves)


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Vermillion River Linear Park, Hastings
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Riverside Park, St. Paul Park
Saturday, May 25, 2024 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Mississippi River Gorge Sand Flats, Minneapolis