Floating ideas for Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock

October 19, 2019News

By William Morris for Finance & Commerce | October 19, 2019 It’s been four years since the last barge passed through Minneapolis’ Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock, and a group hoping to convert the site into the focal point of the downtown riverfront says it’s still years away from happening. Nonprofit coalition Friends of the … Read More

Plan to remake lock and dam, Minneapolis riverfront taking shape

October 11, 2019News

By Eric Roper for Star Tribune | October 11, 2019 (photo by Glenn Stubb) Early funding is falling into place for an ambitious plan to remake the lock and dam beside the Stone Arch Bridge into a public riverfront attraction celebrating Minneapolis’ birthplace. A nonprofit group, Friends of the Lock & Dam, says it is … Read More

Former County Commissioner, Mark Andrew, Joins Initiative to Transform Lock & Dam into World-Class Visitors & Interpretive Center

October 10, 2019News

Via an October 10 News Release: Mark Andrew, former Hennepin County Commissioner and chair of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, has been named president of Friends of the Lock & Dam (FL&D). The nonprofit’s mission is to create a destination visitor and interpretive center at the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock, called The Falls Initiative, at … Read More