Amid obstacles, activists envision an audacious plan for Upper St. Anthony Lock and Dam: making it part of a national park

February 8, 2017Media Coverage No Comments

Upper St. Anthony Lock and Dam has little use to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which currently operates it. It’s eight years away. At best. And there remain some sizable hurdles to clear between now and then. But that hasn’t discouraged some in the Twin Cities from imagining something previously thought improbable for downtown … Read More

Crown Hydro is back, but can it stand up to a new and exciting civic proposal?

October 19, 2016Media Coverage

A new proposal for the downtown Minneapolis riverfront, the Falls Park and Visitor Center (above) seems to be gathering momentum. However, a 20-plus-years-old effort to build a hydroelectric power plant in this area has re-emerged. Image courtesy of VJAA. Crown Hydro is continuing their decades-old effort to locate a hydroelectric facility at Upper St. Anthony Falls on the west … Read More