Minneapolis City Council Approves “The Falls” Redevelopment Plan for the Upper Lock

April 13, 2018Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BY FRIENDS OF THE LOCK & DAM Contact: Kjersti Monson, 612.836.8266 April 13, 2018 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Minneapolis City Council passed a Resolution today supporting The Falls, a redevelopment initiative to transform the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock into a visitor and interpretive center. The action underscores the City’s ongoing commitment to public … Read More

Dehn & Frey, with FL&D, Address Minnesota House Capital Committee

March 24, 2018Project Updates

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA — By Kjersti Monson. The Minnesota House Capital Committee hearing took place on March 21, 2018 for HF2898, a bill for an act relating to capital investment; appropriating money for Upper St. Anthony Lock redevelopment; authorizing the sale and issuance of state bonds. Representative Raymond Dehn introduced the bill, which seeks $1.5 million predesign dollars … Read More

WCCO Reports on The Falls in Advance of House Capital Hearing

March 19, 2018Media Coverage

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — By Molly Rosenblatt. It’s been almost three years since the Upper St. Anthony Falls closed to boat traffic on the Mighty Mississippi. Now, there’s a vision to transform the area into a major destination for locals and tourists. While in the early stages, there are plans to revitalize the Minneapolis riverfront. With a 49-foot drop … Read More

St. Anthony Falls Upper Lock to light up with art, river history

September 15, 2017Media Coverage

For the first weekend of “Illuminate the Lock” artist Aaron Dysart used data from 47 years of lock-keeper logbooks to program a light show. Courtesy of The Soap Factory You can usually only get past security into the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock as part of a tour. But for “Illuminate the Lock” events, the gates … Read More

Historic St. Anthony Falls Lock & Dam Reopens To The Public

June 8, 2017Media Coverage

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Upper St. Anthony Falls lock and dam will open to visitor traffic this weekend — but in a new way. It’s been two years since any traffic on the water navigated through it after its 2015 closure. Lockmaster Mike DeRusha’s workload all but dropped to a weekly visit. “Very quiet,” DeRusha … Read More