Upper Lock Featured in National Park Traveler Essential Guide

August 23, 2018News

Here’s an excerpt! National Park Service rangers still take visitors on tours of the lock and dam, as it is part of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. But now there is a grand vision to transform the site, along with the historic stone arch bridge just downstream, into a major recreation area. John … Read More

MN Public Utilities Commission Upholds Public Interest at Upper Lock

August 16, 2018News

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA — By Eric Roper, Star Tribune. August 16, 2018 State regulators dealt a major blow Thursday to a controversial proposal to generate hydroelectric power beside the Stone Arch Bridge, possibly derailing a project in the works for more than two decades. The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) voted to yank the remaining $3.5 million from a renewable energy … Read More

Coalition Voices: FMR Weighs In on Corps’ Minneapolis Locks Disposition Study

August 15, 2018News

MINNEAPOLIS — By Irene Jones, Friends of the Mississippi River. August 15, 2018 While mid-summer meetings aren’t typically known for great attendance, a series of mid-July meetings drew crowds of metro-area residents and other stakeholders to discuss the future of underused locks and dams in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The purpose of the meetings was … Read More