Rowing the Mississippi Together to Close the Gap

September 15, 2019News

September 15, 2019 Friends of the Lock & Dam was proud to sponsor the City of Minneapolis canoe in Wilderness Inquiry’s 2019 Great River Race, the Race to Close the Achievement Gap! Learn more about this amazing annual event here. Mayor Frey led a team of Minneapolis staff in a strong showing, paddling for the … Read More

Once key to industry and transportation, Mississippi River poised for makeover in Minneapolis

September 14, 2019News

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune. The Mississippi River’s blue-brown water lapped against the hull of Cory Parkos’ solar-powered leisure boat as he steered it away from Boom Island Park in Minneapolis toward the wide expanse of the mighty river. Parkos, captain of the Minneapolis Water Taxi service, stared thoughtfully toward shore. “Why isn’t there more activity … Read More