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  • 1. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comMinneapolis RiverCurrent / 08-18/11Good bye, Ira Heilicher (owner of parts of St. Anthony Main, including Pracna, Tugg’s andVic’s, and the force behind many signature riverfront events, including the Stone Arch Festivalof the Arts)http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/startribune/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=152859342*****Events and Activities*****Riverside Plant 100th Anniversary Neighborhood Picnic (sorry I heard about this too latefor the last issue)Wednesday, August 17, 4 – 8 pmXcel Energy Riverside Plant, 3100 Marshall Street NEhttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/08/xcel-energy-hosting-neighborhood-picnic/"Mommy and Me" WorkoutWednesdays through September 21, 11 am – 12North Loop Playground (Fourth Avenue North and West River Road)A new outdoor class offering in Minneapolis’s pristine North Loop neighborhood offers parentsof infants a new way to interact with their baby and tone some muscles at the same time. Overthe course of these 60-minute classes, participants will use their stroller and baby to warm up,strengthen muscles (especially those muscles most vulnerable in postnatal women) and stretchout some of the tightness of long days and nights spent caring for their child. Fathers andmothers are welcome. The playground offers a great resource for bigger brothers/sisters. Theweekly workouts are run by Jeremy Morris, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, of Range ofMotion Wellness (www.rom-wellness.com) who is a father of a 16-month-old boy with anotheron the way with his wife of five years. You should bring: your baby, a stroller, a blanket or beachtowel and yoga mat for work on the ground. Athletic wear and comfortable shoes are therecommended dress code. First class is free, each subsequent class is $5 or you may purchase apackage for the remaining classes for $20. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign a consentform and soothe babys needs. Call 612-205-7644 for more information.Mill City Farmers Market – Local Lunch with KidsSaturday, August 20, 8 am – 1 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayMeet Your Vegetables from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (while supplies last): Get after-school snackideas from the experts – UMN Public Health Nutrition grad students. This week’s 10 a.m.Cooking Demo will feature Local Lunch for Kids. Market Chef Nick Schneider will demo twosimple meals for young locavores with ingredients from market sponsor, Nash Brothers TradingCompany. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., enjoy the maverick chamber music of the OrangeMighty Trio. The Art Market will feature The Ink Orchard, Matthew Krousey, ChrisChookiastrichai and Woodsport. For more information (including what products are expected atthe market this week – don’t forget your shopping list), recipes and to sign up for the market’semail newsletter: http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Homegrown Experience
  • 2. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comSunday, August 21, 11 am – 4 pmNicollet Island Pavilion, 40 Power StreetThe Second Annual Homegrown Experience is Sunday, August 21, at the Nicollet IslandPavilion. Come and enjoy chef demonstrations, a Farmers Market and samples of deliciouslocal, sustainable and organic food and drinks. Participants will be able to sip, sample, purchaseand, most importantly, learn about local, sustainable and organic foods. The HomegrownExperience is organized by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, aligning with its missionand values. Please note that this is a 21+ event. To learn more about the event and to purchaseadvance tickets, visit www.thehomegrownexperience.com.Indigenous Music and Movie – Of Mice and MenTuesday, August 23, 15 minutes after duskFather Hennepin Bluffs Park, 420 Main Street SEThe Indigenous Music and Movies series will feature an award-winning student interpretationof Of Mice and Men on August 23. The students, from Winnipeg’s Argyle Alternative HighSchool, created a modernized version of the famous novel, set in downtown Winnipeg, and withan Aboriginal backdrop. The movie premiered at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Fest inNovember 2008. It then played to rave reviews at the American Indian Film Festival in SanFrancisco where student John Cook won Best Actor award. For more information about the filmand the students involved in its creation, visit their website here. For more information on theIndigenous Music and Movies Series, visitwww.minneapolisparks.org/IMM.Mpls Photo CenterMpls Photo Center, 2400 North Second StreetFor information on classes and other events: http://www.mplsphotocenter.com/Artist Talk: John Sevigny: NomadsExhibit open August 26 – October 1Artist Talk: Thursday, August 25, 7 – 9 pmOpening reception: Friday, August 26, 7 – 10 pmWeekend Workshop: Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28One hundred years after Lewis W. Hine started work on his Ellis Island portraits, John Sevignysought to document Latin American immigrants, hoping to give faces to the catch-all masseslambasted by Lou Dobbs, Pat Buchanan and others who equate immigration with crime. Thiscollection of portraits of Central American immigrants was taken at the Belen Posada delMigrante, a shelter in the northern Mexican city of Saltillo. A subplot of this project is theimmigrants desire to travel for the sake of traveling. Many immigrants—particularly themales—who get to Saltillo do not continue their journey to the United States, but return to theirhome countries. Many seem to have found what they were looking for on the road. John Sevignyis a photographer and teacher from Miami who lives in Mexico. His photographs have beenexhibited in the United States, Mexico and Portugal. He previously worked as a photographerand writer for international news organizations including the Associated Press and EFE News,the news agency of the Spanish government. His news photographs have appeared in the NewYork Times, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Montreal Mirror, Dallas Observer, ElNuevo Herald and People Magazine. Artist Talks are free to Members and $10 to the GeneralPublic. Students 19 and under, $5 RSVP Talks@MplsPhotoCenter.com. The Opening Receptionof John Sevignys "Nomad" Exhibit will be held on August 26, and John Sevigny will be holding
  • 3. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.coma Weekend Workshop; Concrete Blocks - Street Photography, Saturday, August 27, to Sunday,August 28.Sample of Performances at MacPhail Center for Music501 Second Street SouthFor more information about events (including student performances) andclasses: http://www.macphail.org or 612-321-0100.Chad Hoopes RecitalThursday, August 25, 7:30 pmClassical Minnesota Public Radio has named a teenaged prodigy its third-ever Artist-in-Residence. At age 17, Chad Hoopes, a student at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia withMinnesota roots, has played with orchestras around the world. On August 25, Chad will beginhis Artist-in-Residence year with a recital here at MacPhail, followed by a reception. ClassicalMPRs Steve Staruch will host the concert. Admission is free, but registration is required. Learnmore about Chad and RSVP here.Kroening Interpretive Center Programs (Three Rivers Park District)North Mississippi Regional ParkFor information: 763-694-7693; for map and drivinginstructions: http://www.minneapolisparks.org/default.asp?PageID=4&parkid=430. Forprograms that require reservations, call 763-559-6700 or register on-line: www.ThreeRiversParkDistrict.org.Kayak the Mississippi RiverSaturday, August 27, 9 am – 3 pmCoon Rapids Dam Regional Park to North MississippiDiscover one of the scenic sides of the Twin Cities while paddling past island chains on themighty Mississippi. Participants will paddle past heron rookeries and old speakeasies fromprohibition while learning about the natural and cultural history of the river. We will start at theCoon Rapids Dam, stop half way for a stretch and lunch, then continue to North MississippiRegional Park. Intermediate kayaking skills needed. Gear and shuttle provided. Cost is $60, andreservations are required. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation and reference activity#325312-03. This program is for ages: 16+. http://www.threeriversparks.org/events/K/kayak-the-mississippi-river.aspxMississippi River Gorge Half-Day Canoe TripSaturday, August 27, 10 am – 2 pmPaddle from East River Flats to Hidden FallsDiscover the National Park that exists right in the heart of the Twin Cities Metro area. Used byAmerican Indians for food, trade and water long before Europeans visited the “New World,” theMississippi River helped shape the Twin Cities ecology and culture. Explore the river and itshistory in Wilderness Inquiry’s 24-foot Voyageur canoes, which hold 6-10 paddlers. Formedmore than 10,000 years ago when glacial River Warren cut a gorge over 600 feet deep, theMississippi River is more than the border between Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is an “urbanwilderness” corridor of rich river habitat. Tucked amidst sandy beaches and toweringcottonwood trees, the river provides habitat for some of the 270 different species of birds thatmigrate through and rest in the Mississippis steep bluffs. The Lakota called the river “Hah-
  • 4. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comwkpa" (River of the Falls) after what is now called St. Anthony Falls. In the 1800s early settlersused the power of St. Anthony Falls to grind wheat, giving birth to the flour milling industry.Come enjoy the world-class river that flows though your back yard. Fee: $45 per adult and $30per youth. For more information and toregister: http://www.wildernessinquiry.org/destinations/index.php?dest=mississippiriverdaytrip.Guo Gai, Meng Tang, SlinkoAugust 27 -- October 23Opening Reception: August 27, 7 – 11 pm (including live performance at 8 pm)Additional live choral performance: Friday, September 23, 8 pmSoap Factory, 514 Second Street SEDrawn from The Soap Factory’s links with the University of Minnesota and from our annualsubmissions, we show three artists whose work addresses issues of society, memory, languageand loss, while retaining an emphasis on the beauty and power of the object. Guo Gais choralpiece "Lament" will be performed live by a local choir on August 27 and September 23. Forinformation: http://www.soapfactory.org/exhibit.php?content_id=321.Nicollet Island Concerts (last week of the season)All concerts at 7 pm unless notedNicollet Island AmphitheaterFree. For updates and more information: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/.Monday, August 29 – Brianna Lane (American folk singer-songwriter)Sample of Activities and Classes at The Loft1011 Washington Avenue SouthFor information about The Loft’s wide variety of classes and otheractivities: http://www.loft.org.Annual Gathering: Write Here, Write NowTuesday, August 30, 5 – 8 pmPerformance HallThe Loft Annual Gathering brings constituents together to catch up with each other, celebratesome of the Lofts achievements in the past year and learn about some of the upcoming classesand events at the Loft. The open house event will take place from 5-8 p.m. Jocelyn Hale, theLofts executive director, will give an address at 6 p.m., which will be followed by a studentreading at 6:45 p.m. Throughout the evening there will be opportunities to take a Loft mini-class,learn about Loft programs and classes, stake your place in Loft history and socialize with otheraspiring, emerging and established writers. Come share the literary love. Register for the LoftAnnual Gathering.Upper River Forum: Broadway to Boom and Back – River WalkTuesday, August 30, 6:30 – 8 pmPark Board headquarters, 2117 West River RoadMeet at the Park Board and walk along West River Road to Plymouth, Boom Island, SibleyStreet and back across the Broadway Bridge. Hear about the areas past and future, and learnabout the bridges.
  • 5. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comFather Hennepin Bluffs Park Concerts and Movies (last week of the season)All concerts at 7 pm unless noted; movies start 15 minutes after sunsetFather Hennepin Bluffs Park, 420 Main Street SEFree. For updates and more information: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/.Tuesday, August 30 – Siems – Hauer Acoustic Duo (classic and original folk/blues) and Art &CopyMill City Museum Programs and Events704 Second Street SouthFor more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, orvisit http://www.millcitymuseum.orgMinneapolis History Pub Crawls: Washington AvenueTuesday, August 30, 7 – 9 pm (trolley departs at 7 pm)Discover the richness of Minneapolis history and satisfy your thirst with some fine beveragesalong a single road: Washington Avenue. Travel down this busy street to see the importance ofrailroads, warehousing, flour milling, immigration, entertainment and vice to the story of theMill City. A trolley will take participants through the neighborhoods along Washington Avenuefrom 35W to Plymouth Avenue North, with stops at significant historic places and two wateringholes in historic buildings. Ages 21 and up only. Drink purchases are not included in the tourprice, but drink specials will be made available at participating locations. Fee: $25/$20 for MHSmembers. Reservations recommended; call612-341-7555, www.millcitymuseum.org/toursWashburn A Mill TourSaturday, September 3, 1 pmGet an in-depth look at the historic Washburn A Mill complex and the award-winning Mill CityMuseum building. A museum interpreter will take visitors into the buildings many nooks andcrannies, highlighting the lives of the men and women who worked there, how the buildingfunctioned during its peak flour milling years and the many changes to the building over time.Also covered will be the challenges of preserving the 120-year-old, fire-damaged building; itsart, architecture and interior design; and the St. Anthony Falls Historic District. Although manyparts of the mill can be explored during regular museum visits, this is the publics onlyopportunity for a guided tour through the entire museum building. Fee: $12 adults, $10 seniorsand college students, $8 children ages 6-17 and MHS members. Tour includes museumadmission. Reservations required; call 612-341-7555.Minnehaha Park Outdoor Concerts and MoviesMinnehaha Falls, 4810 South Minnehaha Park DriveAll shows at 7 p.m. except as noted; movies start 15 minutes after sunsetMinnehaha Falls, 4810 South Minnehaha Park DriveIn case of rain, concerts will be held in the Minnehaha Falls Pavilion. Free. Concert schedule issubject to change. For updates and more information: http://www.mplsmusicandmovies.com/Wednesday, August 31 – Lex-Ham Community Band (community concert band)Thursday, September 1 – Heritage (traditional Irish music – instrumentals and songs)Friday, September 2 – The Slush Puppies (alternative pop gypsy jazz music)Saturday, September 3 – Viewers’ choice movie
  • 6. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com*****Planning Ahead*****Mill City Farmers Market Harvest Moon DinnerSunday, September 11, 4 – 7 pmChicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River ParkwayPicture a September evening with festive music and a gourmet feast of fresh local foods setagainst the backdrop of a full Harvest Moon. You won’t want to miss this celebration of the MillCity Farmers Market and the bounty of the harvest. Please join organizers for their spectacular alfresco Harvest Moon Dinner in the extraordinary setting between the Guthrie Theater and theMill City Museum. The Mill City Farmers Market will be transformed for an evening tocelebrate healthy foods and local farmers. The event will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a reception ofherb-infused cocktails, local beer and wine. To follow is a dinner guaranteed to tantalize yourtaste buds and orchestrated with Market Chefs, Nick Schneider and Heather Reynolds. Inaddition to an array of heirloom vegetables from regional farmers, the dinner will featuredelicious grass-fed Wild Idea Buffalo. After dinner, participate in a live auction of unique andexceptional offerings, followed by a delightful homemade dessert. The dinner is an annualfundraising event for the Mill City Farmers Market. Since 2004, the market has activelypromoted local, sustainable and organic agriculture and has increased economic opportunities forfarmers, urban youth, small businesses and food artisans. Not only has the market offeredexperiential learning about and access to healthy local foods, it has stood out as a vibrantgathering place for Minneapolis residents and visitors. The market is an experience enjoyed byover 5,500 guests each market day from all over Minnesota as well as national and internationaltourists. Tickets are available at http://www.millcityfarmersmarket.org.Friends of the Mississippi River Oak Savanna Interpretive ToursWednesday, September 14, 4 -- 5:30 pm or 6 -- 7:30 pmMinneapolis River GorgeEnjoy an ecologist-guided tour of a beloved River Gorge Stewards site, the blufftop oak savannain south Minneapolis. Carolyn Carr, an ecologist with Ecological Strategies, will lead aninterpretive tour of this special area at two times on September 14. Carolyn has years ofexperience conducting educational and outreach programs to protect open space and restorenatural areas, particularly in urban areas, and has been an integral part of the work in this sectionof the River Gorge. Sign up immediately via the event listing or contact FMR Program AssistantErika Guenther at 651-222-2193 x23. Read more »Rocky Horror Show LiveSeptember 15 – October 31The Lab Theater, 700 North First StreetThe biggest, baddest rock-n-roll party of them al! An environmental production of the classicrock-n-roll musical starring Minnesota legend Don Shelby as the “Narrator” and a juggernautcast that is sure to lift you out of your seat. For information andtickets:http://www.thelabtheater.org/#!rocky-horror.Happy Hour with a Preservationist: Special Tour of Saint Anthony Falls LaboratoryWednesday September 21, 5:30 pmSt. Anthony Falls Laboratory, 2 Third Ave. SE, Minneapolis
  • 7. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.com** Please note: this tour is limited to 30 people and is currently full. To be placed on thewaiting list emailadmin@preserveminneapolis.org. **St. Anthony Falls Laboratory (SAFL) overlooks historic St. Anthony Falls on the east bank ofthe Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis. This unique location allows SAFL to divertMississippi River water from the upper pool of the falls so that it flows through the building’smany experimental facilities, then rejoins the river’s main flow below the falls. These facilitiesare ideally suited to support a variety of innovative research and educational activities. SAFLwas designed and built in the 1930s with funds from the Works Progress Administration and theUniversity of Minnesota. SAFL is an interdisciplinary fluid mechanics research and researchtraining facility of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Theirresearch focuses on environmental, energy and health challenges. Since 2002, the Laboratory hasbeen the headquarters and administrative home of the National Center for Earth-surfaceDynamics (NCED), a National Science Foundation-sponsored Science and Technology Center.SAFL is also home to the Eolos Wind Energy Research Consortium, funded by the U.S.Department of Energy. SAFL is currently in the design stages for a complete renovation of thebuilding infrastructure and utilities as well as renovation of the research and training facilities.This project is made possible by a National Science Foundation federal stimulus funding grantand University funds. It is an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and HigherEducation Asset Preservation (HEAPR) project. This free tour is offered by PreserveMinneapolis as part of its Happy Hour with a Preservationist program. For information on otherPreserve Minneapolis events, visit: http://www.preserveminneapolis.org/.The Burial at Thebesby Seamus Heaneybased upon Sophocles’ Antigonedirected by Marcela Lorcawith original music by J.D. SteeleSeptember 24 – November 6Opening Night: Saturday, October 1Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South, McGuire Proscenium StageSeamus Heaney’s adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone offers modern touches to revive this ancienttale of love and self-sacrifice. As with the original, The Burial at Thebes focuses on the never-resolved conflict between a person’s individual rights and the demands of the state. The timelessstruggle for honor is called into question in the face of challenging authority: to whom doesloyalty belong – to one’s family and cultural practices or to the law decreed by the state? Fortickets: 612-377-2224 or http://www.guthrietheater.org/whats_happening/buy_tickets*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****Minneapolis Queen and Paradise Lady Public CruisesDeparting from Boom Island Park, 700 Sibley Street NEwww.TwinCitiesCruises.com, 952-474-8058Sunday Brunch and Lock CruiseSundays, 11 am – 1 pmExperience a "lock through" of the Upper St. Anthony Lock aboard the Paradise Lady, marvel atthe view of the upper Falls, while taking in the beauty of the Minneapolis skyline and the historic
  • 8. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.combeauty of the majestic Mississippi River to the new 35W bridge. Adults-$30, children ages 2 - 12are $25.50. Advanced reservations required by 3 p.m. Friday prior to cruise.Sightseeing and Lock CruisesEvery Saturday and Sunday through October 16, 12 noon – 1:30 pm and 2 – 3:30 pmMay, September and October: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12 noon – 1:30 pmJune, July and August: Mondays through Wednesdays, 12 noon – 1:30 pm, Thursdays andFridays, 12 noon – 1:30 pm and 2 – 3:30 pmEnjoy the sights of historic downtown Minneapolis with a narrated tour complete with a tripthrough the deepest lock on the Mississippi River, at St. Anthony Falls, while viewing the new35W bridge. Adults-$17.50, children ages 2 – 12 are $9.50. Advanced reservationsrecommended. Walk ups are NOT guaranteed.Happy Hour, Pizza and Lock CruiseWednesday and Thursday evenings, 6 – 8 pmTake a narrated cruise on the Mississippi River through downtown Minneapolis, locking throughthe Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock while enjoying the beautiful Minneapolis skyline, views of thenew 35W bridge, along with happy hour drink prices with a full cash bar available andcomplimentary pizza served. Adults-$25.50, children 2 – 12 are $9.50. Advanced reservationsrequired by 3 p.m. day of cruise.Friday Evening Dinner and CruisesFridays, beginning in May, 6:30 – 9 pmExperience a "lock through" of the Upper St. Anthony Lock, marvel at the view of the upperFalls, while taking in the beauty of the Minneapolis skyline and the historic beauty of themajestic Mississippi River to the new 35W bridge. Adults $45.50, children ages 2 - 12 are$30.50. Advanced reservations required by 3 p.m. day prior to cruise.Guthrie Theater Self-Guided Audio ToursGuthrie Theater, 818 Second Street SouthNarrated by Joe Dowling and several familiar Guthrie actors, this fascinating 40-minute audioexperience takes visitors on a tour of the theater’s public spaces. Learn more about the Guthrie’shistory and the unique architectural elements of the Jean Nouvel-designed building. Headsetrentals are available at the Box Office from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for $5 per person. (Sunday rentalsend at 6 p.m.)Guthrie Theater Virtual TourThe Guthrie Theater now offers an online virtual tour, offering a new way to explore theacclaimed Minneapolis cultural destination designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect JeanNouvel. Opened in 2006 along the banks of the Mississippi River, the 285,000-square-foottheater center is open to the public daily at 8 a.m., and has served as an anchor in the rebirth ofMinneapolis’ historic Mill District, while attracting visitors from around the globe. Created byMinnesota-based CircaVista, the new interactive journey lets visitors explore five floors ofpublic spaces, offering a great preview of the sweeping panoramic views enjoyed from theGuthrie’s signature Endless Bridge, as well as a look inside each of the three performancespaces. To take the virtual tour, visit www.guthrietheater.org/virtualtour.Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam ToursThursdays through Mondays, 9:30 am – 6 pm (or as posted at the lock and dam)Upper St. Anthony Falls lock and dam, 1 Portland Avenue South
  • 9. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comThe Visitor Center at Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam, operated by the U.S. Army Corpsof Engineers, St. Paul District, offers tours of their facility. The tour information will consist ofthe history of Upper St. Anthony Falls, navigation on the Mississippi and the operation of thelock structure. Tours will take place in the visitor center, and a visitor safety and security briefingwill be provided to each group before they enter the facility. A maximum of 30 people allowedfor each tour. Free.Music at Red Stag Supper ClubWednesdays and Thursdays at 10 pm; Sundays at 9 pmRed Stag Supper Club, 509 First Avenue NEThe Red Stag Supperclub offers live music three nights a week. For more information on theirvarious special food and libation offerings and a music schedule,visit http://www.redstagsupperclub.com.Mighty Mississippi Discovery BackpacksCheck out a free, fun Mighty Mississippi Discovery Backpack at three Metro river parks. Thebackpacks include everything needed to explore the park and the Mississippi River includingactivity cards, binoculars, magnifying lenses, bird calls, easy-to-use nature guides and more!Discovery Backpacks are great for families, friends and individuals. Scouts and other groups cancheck out the special “Group Pack” which includes additional activities and supplies to helpgroups of 10-20 people have fun and learn while exploring along the Mississippi River. Check-out a Mighty Mississippi Discovery Backpack at the North Mississippi Regional Park (763-694-7693), Mississippi River Visitor Center of the National Park Service (651-293-0200) at theScience Museum of Minnesota and Fort Snelling State Park (612-725-2724). Call any check-outsite for more information. The Discovery Backpacks were made possible through a grant fromthe McKnight Foundation and the Mississippi River Fund. The packs are developed by theMississippi National River and Recreation Area of the National Park Service and offered incooperation with partner sites. Visit http://www.nps.gov/miss to learn more about the MississippiNational River and Recreation Area.*****Informational Resources*****Mississippi National River and Recreation AreaThe stretch of riverfront through the Twin Cities is a unit of the National Park Service – theMississippi National River and Recreation Area. To learn more about the Mississippi River’sNational Park, visit http://www.nps.gov/missGreat River Road Explorers GuideMost of the Great River Road Explorers Guide for Minnesota is now available on-line and canbe downloaded in PDF format - just gotohttp://www.mnmississippiriver.com/mnmississippiriver.comguide.cfm.River-Friendly Landscaping Tips and ResourcesAs rain barrels, composting, native plants, raingardens and other eco-friendlylandscaping practices have grown in popularity, so have the number of websitesoffering information on them. In fact, there are now so many online resources it can be
  • 10. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comdifficult to wade through them all to find what you need, when you need it. This is wherethe new Friends of the Mississippi River “Landscape for the river” webpage comes in.This resource offers selective listings of the most-requested local and practicalresources, in as brief a fashion as possible. Read more »Heritage News -- AugustHeritage News is a monthly e-newsletter published by the National Park Service to delivertimely information on topics including grant opportunities, new laws or policies, events andactivities of interest to the national heritage community. Read the online version of HeritageNews at http://heritagenews.cr.nps.gov/index/Index.cfm*****Riverfront News Articles*****North Mississippi Heronshttp://www.startribune.com/local/south/126638208.htmlI-35W Remembrance Gardenhttp://www.startribune.com/local/south/126638208.htmlhttp://www.twincities.com/opinion/ci_18603114http://www.mndaily.com/2011/08/02/city-opens-bridge-collapse-memorialhttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/126674373.htmlhttp://www.minnpost.com/politicalagenda/2011/08/03/30536/days_after_dedication_vandals_hit_i-35w_bridge_memorial/?utm_source=MinnPost+e-mail+newsletters&utm_campaign=73a10fe6a1-Newsletter_8_04_118_4_2011&utm_medium=emailhttp://www.kare11.com/news/article/932865/396/I-35W-bridge-memorial-vandalized-2-days-after-dedicationhttp://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/minnesota/35w-bridge-memorial-letters-missing-aug-3-2011http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/08/03/bridge-collapse-memorial-vandalized/http://kstp.com/article/stories/S2226025.shtml?cat=0http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/126870063.htmlhttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/127273993.htmlGrain Belt Proposalshttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/08/3-apartment-plans-pitched-for-grain-belt-site/http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/126740423.htmlhttp://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/morning_roundup/2011/08/grain-belt-building-minneapolis-bidders.htmlBachelor Farmer Restaurant Openshttp://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2011/08/02/bachelor-farmer-eatery-opens.htmlhttp://www.minnpost.com/politicalagenda/2011/08/04/30562/gov_daytons_sons_open_minneapolis_barrestaurant/?utm_source=MinnPost+e-mail+newsletters&utm_campaign=73a10fe6a1-Newsletter_8_04_118_4_2011&utm_medium=emailhttp://www.thelinemedia.com/devnews/bachelorfarmer081011.aspx
  • 11. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comBlack Sheep Pizzahttp://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/morning_roundup/2011/08/food-network-black-sheep-pizza.htmlhttp://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/taste/126703038.htmlScherer Brothers Clean-Uphttp://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/08/03/cleanup-scherer-brosEast River Parkwayhttp://www.twincities.com/life/ci_18617914?nclick_check=1Upper River Development (sorry, this one has a pay wall)http://finance-commerce.com/2011/08/minneapolis-shifts-gears-on-upper-riverfront-development/2011 Freedom Jazz Festival (note: this has already occurred)http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/08/08/2011-freedom-jazz-festival%E2%80%94jazz-people-august-13-minneapolisMinneapolis Riverfront Development Initiativehttp://www.thelinemedia.com/devnews/riverfirst081011.aspxhttp://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/08/15/riverfront-new-view-north-minneapolisAsian Carp Updatehttp://www.startribune.com/local/east/127521753.htmlPolish Festival (note: this has already occurred)http://www.minnpost.com/pamelaespeland/2011/08/12/30751/singer_brings_a_polish_accent_to_brazilian_jazz/?utm_source=MinnPost+e-mail+newsletters&utm_campaign=4fa1a61383-Newsletter_8_12_118_12_2011&utm_medium=emailMinneapolis Urban Tree Canopy Studyhttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/08/study-%E2%80%98tree-canopy%E2%80%99-covers-nearly-a-third-of-minneapolis/Riverfront Projects Among Those Approved for Pollution Clean-up Grantshttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/08/developers-land-4-3-million-in-minneapolis-cleanup-grants/Metrodome Open House August 20 (not quite “riverfront,” but close)http://www.minnpost.com/politicalagenda/2011/08/12/30781/first_3000_at_metrodome_open_house_to_get_a_piece_of_old_roofhttp://www.startribune.com/local/west/127586488.html600 Main Street
  • 12. Posted by http://MillCityTimes.comhttp://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/127624383.htmlhttp://finance-commerce.com/2011/08/court-sides-with-minneapolis-in-bluff-street-lawsuit/St. Anthony Falls Laboratoryhttp://www.startribune.com/business/127593568.htmlGrain Belt and Jaguar Site Proposals (first and second items in this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17281&page=65&category=92I-35W Remembrance Garden, Totino’s Site, Bicycle Master Plan, Plymouth Bridge, ChuteSquare (first, third, fourth, fifth and eighth items in this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17285&page=65&category=92Bachelor Farmer Restaurant, OATI and Paddle Board Tours (first, fourth and last itemsin this piece)http://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17283&page=65&category=92North Loop Artisthttp://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?&story=17279&page=65&category=92Outdoor Art in Northeasthttp://www.downtownjournal.com/index.php?section=53&publication=downtown&story=17286&page=65&category=134East Side Bike Summithttp://www.thelinemedia.com/devnews/northeastbike081711.aspx?utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Bike+summit+sheds+light+on+plans%2c+hopes+for+biking+trails+in+Northeast+Minneapolis&utm_content=%7bEmail_Address%7d&utm_campaign=Avenues+to+ExcellenceTravel and Leisure Magazine Explores Riverfronthttp://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-blog/carry-on/2011/8/10/just-back-summer-action-in-minneapolis