Minneapolis RiverCurrent: October 28, 2015

*****Events and Activities*****

Mill City Farmers Market – Halloween Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 31, 9 am – 1 pm (note later start time for October)

Chicago Avenue between Second Street South and West River Parkway

Halloween falls on the final Outdoor Market day this year! The treats the market will have in store for this special Halloween Harvest Festival will include raffle tickets to everyone in costume for a chance to win $25 in market tokens. Although this is the final outdoor market, don’t forget Mill City is open year-round. Starting on November 14, it will move indoors for themonthly Winter Markets — every second Saturday (and more), from November 14 to April 9 inside the Mill City Museum from 10 am to 1 pm. At this week’s 10 am Cooking Demo, Market Chefs Heather Hartman and Jenny Breen will be teaming up for the final Mill City Cooks demo of the season. Don’t miss this Halloween-inspired demo. Get recipes from this demo and every Mill City Cooks demo this season in the Market’s recipe archive at http://millcityfarmersmarket.org/eat-seasonally/recipes/. From 11 am to 1 pm, MCFM enthusiastically welcomes back Light of the Moon. Stop by the gourd painting booth and create a work of art to display on your kitchen table. Kids ages 5-12 get a free $5 voucher this Saturday to be spent on a fruit or veggie of their choosing just for trying a raw veggie. Stop by the PoP Booth for more information and other fun activities. The Art Market will feature the unique works of The Abbey, Barnswallow Garden, Christy Wetzig, and Old World Cabinet. For more information (including what products are expected at the market this week – don’t forget your shopping list), recipes and to sign up for the market’s email newsletter: http://millcityfarmersmarket.org/.

Pillsbury Sign Re-Lighting

Monday, November 2, 6:30 pm

Stone Arch Bridge

The Pillsbury sign is being re-lit! Join Mill City Times on the Stone Arch Bridge and be among the first to see the restored historic landmark light up the downtown riverfront. Invite your friends and neighbors, and share the news! Sitting atop the A-Mill complex, newly converted into artist lofts by developer Dominium, the sign represents one of only a few national historic landmarks in Minneapolis; in 2014 Lawrence Sign was selected to rehabilitate the iconic Pillsbury’s Best Flour rooftop sign. In efforts to preserve and revitalize the significant landmark, restoration of the Pillsbury’s Best Flour rooftop sign was a collaborative effort between Lawrence Sign and the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission. The Pillsbury Company’s 30-foot sign has stood atop the Pillsbury “A” Mill Complex since about 1940, according to city records. It replaced a similar sign that stood since 1920, which featured a large flour bag. The sign remained lit until 2010. For information, see theMill City Times Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/MillCityTimes/events

Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

November 5 – 8

St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main Street SE

Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival was conceived of in 2002 and was first presented in 2003. It has since run on an eighteen-month cycle, between autumn and spring seasons. It is the second longest standing Arab Film Festival in North America. The festival aims to exhibit primarily films made by and about Arabs, but also about non-Arabs who live in the Arab world. With few exceptions, the festival screens Minnesota theatrical premieres. For Mizna, the festival serves as an opportunity to collaborate with a variety of Twin Cities organizations. The festival also signifies Mizna’s interest in celebrating artists whose work is Arab-themed by inviting filmmakers to attend screenings of their films and to engage audiences in related discussions. For information and full schedule: http://mizna.org/arabfilmfest/.

Workhaus Collective presents:

Feast of Wolves

November 7 – 15

Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue South

Before there was Game of Thrones and House of Cards, there was the War of Troy. The Wolfson family loves a good war—they get off on the glory, the strategy, the spin. And no Wolfson—from the childishly erotic Ellie to the devastating Charlotte to the Minister of War himself, Arthur—would balk at using military tactics on the home front. When soldier son Eric returns home from combat, the family’s betrayals and manipulations escalate, and even a clairvoyant housekeeper cannot stop Fate. Set in a modern era of perpetual overseas combat and loosely based on Aeschylus’ Oresteia, Feast of Wolves explores the insatiable appetites for power and vengeance that drive the Wolfson family toward a bloody conclusion. For mature audiences due to adult themes, adult language, violence and lots and lots of blood: 15+. For information and tickets:https://southern.ticketworks.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=30.

Fantasia 75th Anniversary Screening

November 10, 11 and 14

St. Anthony Main Theatre, 115 Main Street SE

Throughout history, there have been but a handful of groundbreaking films where the soundtrack has become inextricably linked to the cinematic achievement of the film itself. There is perhaps no greater example of this marriage than Walt Disney’s 1940 masterpiece, Fantasia. Revisit the classic on its 75th anniversary, with an additional special introduction and performance by The Philadelphia Orchestra. For information and tickets: http://prod3.agileticketing.net/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=163430~163a5c15-c3ae-4635-ba12-bbe995cbeb29&epguid=152a8d78-2b22-4396-94be-586557214003&.

Samples of Classes and Activities at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts

1011 Washington Avenue South, 612-215-2520, http://www.mnbookarts.org.

Hours: Monday 10 am — 5 pm, Tuesday 10 am — 9 pm, Wednesday-Saturday 10 am — 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon – 4 pm

Class details, instructor biographies, registration details and online registration are all available at above web site. You may also register by calling 612-215-2520. Note: This is only a sampling of classes, focusing on those that are less expensive and that don’t require experience.

Book Arts Roundtable: Tips and Tricks for Home Marbling

with Sue Bjerke and Sally Power

Tuesday, November 10, 6 pm

MCBA’s studios

After a marbling class have you gotten home and not been able to produce results like you had in class? Interested in learning more about marbling paper or fabric at home? Please join seasoned practitioners Sue Bjerke and Sally Power in an open discussion about home marbling. Briefly review recipes and basic processes, then discuss the challenges of marbling at home, as well as how to improve at-home marbling experiences. Free and open to the public.

Preschool Holiday Session: Book Ornaments/Ornament Books

Thursday, November 12, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

MCBA’s workshops for preschoolers provide authentic studio art experiences for children 3 to 5 years old with an adult partner. These specialized workshops provide an introduction to the book arts focusing on pre-literacy skills. Each class starts with story time, with books that tie into that day’s art activity. Adults are active participants in the classes, learning and working alongside preschoolers on a variety of hands-on activities. For families with children ages 3-5. For information and to register:http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=710.

“Love Local” — MCBA’s Annual Holiday Sale

Ticketed preview sale: Friday, November 13, 6 – 9 pm

Free sale: Saturday, November 14, 10 am – 5 pm

Shop local! Shop handmade! 2015 marks MCBA’s fourteenth annual holiday sale, where every year they offer the most unique holiday shopping in town. The theme, “Love Local,” celebrates the rich craft traditions of the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. The event has been broadened to include artists working across the wide spectrum of mediums and art forms. Dozens of local and regional artists will be featured, selling handmade paper, artist’s books, blank journals, prints, posters, calendars, woodcraft, pottery, needlecrafts and all manner of gift items. Browse hundreds of unique items and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list — heck, go ahead and pick up a little something for yourself, too. You deserve it. The festivities also include free hands-on artmaking activities for all ages. New this year — a Friday evening reception and sneak preview! Not only will attendees get first dibs on the great handmade gifts offered by our vendors, you can also receive 20% off general merchandise in The Shop and an unprecedented 10% off consignment purchases! These offers are good on Friday evening only and available only to ticketed attendees. The preview evening also will feature fine wine, holiday cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments. Tickets for the preview party are $20 in advance or $30 at the door. MCBA members receive a BOGO discount: buy one ticket, get one free! For information and to purchase preview tickets: http://www.mnbookarts.org/lovelocal/. The Saturday sale is free and open to the public.

Family Class: Thanksgiving Paper Dinner

with Ellen Ferrari

Saturday, November 14, 10 am – 12 noon

Celebrate the colors and aromas of Thanksgiving dinner by “cooking” up some paper. Start by pulling sheets of white paper, then add onion skin yellow, cabbage purple, cranberry red, orange orange and more! Use herbs and spices, such as crumpled sage, grated cinnamon and nutmeg, too. Dress for mess with waterproof shoes. Join Ellen Ferrari for Saturday mornings of family book arts fun! Each workshop starts off with a story and game to warm up your creativity and then dives into a book arts project. Workshops accommodate a range of developmental levels so that adults and children (or) adult/child teams may choose to work together or side-by-side. Each participant receives supplies to use during the workshop, but may choose to bring one set home if working with his or her partner. Ellen will provide older children with suggestions for extending their learning. Great for beginners. For families with children ages 2 and up. Adult/child pair: $32 ($29 members) + $6 supply fee; additional participant (adult or child): $16 ($14.50 members) + $3 supply fee. For information and to register:http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=706.

Adult Class: Woven Marbled Paper

with Sue Bjerke

Sunday, November 15, 9 am – 5 pm

Weave a decorative pattern with marbled and solid-colored paper, cutting small windows in the panels to expand pattern variation. Designed by Helen Hiebert, this sculptural, woven paper design can be adapted to create a variety of patterns and styles. The finished “mat” can be a decorative piece by itself or a starting point for other materials and applications. Size and shape can be adapted for many uses. Great for beginners. $130 ($115 members) + $20 supply fee. For information and to register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=794.

Family Class: Sunday Wee Book Series

Sunday, November 15, 1 – 3 pm

Love miniature books? In this new series of playful, hands-on classes, learn how to make a bunch of them in no time at all! Great for families with kids, or for kids-at-heart. For grades 1 and up. Adult/Child pair: $32 ($29 members) + $6 supply fee; additional participant (adult or child): $16 ($14.50 members) + $3 supply fee; individual adult participant: $20 ($18 members) + $3 supply fee. For information and to register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=822.

Family Class: Origami: Pumpkin

with Kathleen Sheridan

Sunday, November 15, 1 – 4 pm

Learn to fold a three-dimensional origami pumpkin that can be used as a decoration, a card holder or a container for treats! Great for beginners. Adult/Child pair: $50 ($45 members) + $10 supply fee; additional participant (adult or child): $22.50 ($20 members) + $5 supply fee; individual adult participant: $32.50 ($30 members) + $10 supply fee. For information and to register: http://www.mnbookarts.org/event-registration/?ee=821.

American Craft Council Library Fall Salon Series: Meet and Meat: Talk Salumi with Mike Phillips of Red Table Meat Co.

Wednesday, November 11, 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

American Craft Council Library, 1224 Marshall Street NE, Suite 200

The American Craft Council presents a series of public conversations about craft, making and art in the American Craft Council Library, located on the second floor of the historic Grain Belt Brewhouse in northeast Minneapolis. Building on a life-long appreciation of good food and hard work gained from his experiences growing up in a rural community of farmers, Mike Phillips has been dreaming and working toward opening Red Table Meat Co. for a long time. Located in our own northeast Minneapolis, Red Table Meat Co. caters to individuals who harbor a passion for crafted salumi (cold, cooked meat). Join us as Mike talks about Red Table Meat Co. and what hand-crafted meat looks like, with an opportunity to taste some of what they describe as “good. meat. here.” The American Craft Council Library is wheelchair accessible. All events are free and open to the public. For information: http://craftcouncil.org/event/acc-library-salon-series-meet-meat.

Kroening Interpretive Center Programs (Three Rivers Park District)

North Mississippi Regional Park, 4900 Mississippi Court

For information: 763-694-7693; for map and driving instructions: https://www.minneapolisparks.org/parks_and_destinations/parks_and_lakes/north_mississippi_regional_park/. For programs that require reservations, call 763-559-6700 or register on-line: https://threeriversparks.org.

Big River, Small Fry: Nature for Curious Kids – Birds of a Feather

Thursday, November 12, 9 am – 12 noon

Make a playdate with nature and your little one. Participate in sensory learning, science activities, hikes, ideas for home and more. Children must attend with an adult. Stay for an hour or the whole morning. Reservations required by the Tuesday prior. $5. Children 1 and under free. Ages: 0-5; both adult and child pay. For information and to register: https://threeriversparks.org/events/B/big-river–small-fry–nature-for-curious-kids.aspx.

Destination Minnesota: Traveling North on the Mississippi

Friday, November 13, 10:30 am – 12 noon

Early immigrants to Minnesota arrived by boat. Hear stories about their northward journeys and lives from a historian. Refreshments provided. Cost is $5, and reservations are required; reference activity number #416917-02. This program is for ages 16+. For information: https://www.threeriversparks.org/events/D/destination-minnesota–traveling-north-on-the-mississippi.aspx

The Ancient Art of String

Saturday, November 14, 10 am – 12 noon

Make twisted cordage from floodplain plants found in the park, then use it to make a decorative project. Cost is $5, and reservations are required; reference activity number #416901-04. There is a 20 percent discount for groups of four or more. This program is for ages 8+, and children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Free Family Fun Day: Furbearing Animals

Sunday, November 15, 1 – 3 pm, ongoing

Drop in anytime! Explore a different topic each week through hands-on activities that everyone can enjoy at their own pace.This program is free and open to all ages, but children younger than 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Mill City Museum Programs and Events

704 Second Street South

For more information about Mill City Museum events call 612-341-7555, or visit http://www.millcitymuseum.org.

Downtown: Minneapolis in the 1970s Exhibit Opening and Reception

On exhibit: November 12 – April 3

Opening reception: Thursday, November 12, 6 – 8 pm

In the 1970s, Dayton’s was in its prime, the new Nicollet Mall was full of people, the Foshay Tower was still king and the IDS Center was beginning its rise. The skyway system was not yet born so bustling sidewalks teamed with shoppers and businessmen. Mike Evangelist, a 17-year-old from the suburbs, turned his lens to the scenes around him, capturing a vibrant and rapidly changing city. Forty years later, he unearthed this trove of images. Explore this exhibit of framed photographs and a slideshow, including some unpublished images, with an opening reception. A cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres will be available. The exhibit is a companion to the book of the same name from the Minnesota Historical Society Press, with photographs by Mike Evangelist and text by Andy Sturdevant. The exhibit will be on display through April 12, 2016. The exhibit and reception are free.

Come, You Taste: Iron Range Cookbook Author Event

Saturday, November 14, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Join MNHS Press author B.J. Carpenter for a series of cooking demonstrations based on her new book Come, You Taste: Family Recipes from the Iron Range. Potica or kolache, sarma or braciole, lutefisk or baccala, fattigman or lefse—Minnesota’s Iron Range has a culinary language all its own. The pursuit of rich iron ore in the early 20th century drew workers who hailed from Finland, Sweden, Slovenia, Italy and many other places, and as the men went to work in the mines, their families adjusted together to this new land. Cooking demonstrations will be at 12:30 pm and 2 pm in the Baking Lab. After each demonstration, copies of the book will be available for purchase and a book signing. $12 adults, $10 seniors and college students, $6 ages 5-17, free for ages 4 and under and MNHS members.

Tales of the Falls, a Storytelling Tour

Sunday, November 15, 1 – 2:30 pm

The story of the Minneapolis riverfront will come alive in this unique program led by master storyteller Richard Rousseau. Mr. Rousseau will spin three tales that weave the history of Saint Anthony Falls with the expectations of the present in three different historic spaces within Mill City Museum. Between stories, participants will walk to the next location while learning about the Washburn A Mill, the home of Mill City Museum. Richard Rousseau has worked as an actor, director, playwright and storyteller for the last 45 years. He has extensive experience utilizing his storytelling techniques as a reenactor for the Minnesota Historical Society, and he is a member of the Science Live Acting Company at the Science Museum of Minnesota. He is nationally recognized for his educational scripts performed by museums across the country, and he is one of the founders of Northstar Storytelling League. $10-14/$4 MNHS member discount. Get Tickets Online.

Sample of Performances at MacPhail Center for Music

501 Second Street South

For more information about events (including student performances) and classes: http://www.macphail.org or 612-321-0100.

Spotlight Series: Caffeinated Bach

Saturday, November 14, 8 pm

Antonello Hall

Caffeinated Bach showcases two distinct sides of one of the most important creators in Western Art: J.S. Bach. The first half of the program features some of his most important instrumental solo compositions, including the mesmerizing Chaconne for violin, the intimate e-minor Toccata for harpsichord, and the serene Suite in G major for solo cello (with the famous Prelude). In contrast to the seriousness of the first half, the Coffee Cantata shows off the Baroque master in a rarely humorous mood: the mini opera makes light of coffee’s ever-increasing popularity in Germany during the early 18th century and its addictive potential. Lieschen, the young female protagonist, gets in trouble with her curmudgeonly father because of her coffee addiction. There is a pre-concert talk held before the show at 7 pm – learn more about the music and direction. For information and tickets: http://www.macphail.org/events/spotlight-series-caffeinated-bach/.

Sample of Activities and Classes at The Loft

1011 Washington Avenue South

For information about The Loft’s wide variety of classes and other activities: http://www.loft.org.

As Curated by: More Than a Single Story

Sunday, November 15, 2:30 pm

Black writers often get lumped together as though there is only one voice from which they speak. In a powerful TED talk, Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie points out that there is never a single story. She says “It is vital to listen to the multiple stories of a person or a place, to truly engage and gain an objective and in-depth understanding of a subject being written about.” In this series, writer Carolyn Holbrook will facilitate conversations with African American, Caribbean and African women writers on the many voices and stories of Black women writers. Some discussion topics will include identity, the canon and publishing. This final discussion in the series will feature five African writers: Kari Mugo, Nimo H. Farah, Julia Nekessa Opoti, Adaobi Okolue and Lula S. Saleh. This event is free and open to the public. For information:https://loft.secure.force.com/portal/EventDetails?event.id=a1E16000008S94EEAS.

*****Planning Ahead*****

The Moving Company presents:

Liberty Falls, WI 54321

November 27 — December 20

The Lab Theater, 700 First Street North

Liberty Rose Johnson is turning 105! Oh my heavens. So, of course, the civil residents of Liberty Falls, right off Highway 47, and just up Constitution Creek, are planning a big old celebration, — songs and speeches, a cavalcade of distinguished dignitaries and cake! But, gosh darn-it. — things don’t go quite as planned. For information and tickets:http://www.thelabtheater.org/#!the-moving-company/cs5x.

*****Input, Participation and Stewardship Opportunities*****

Master Water Stewards Info Session

Tuesday, November 17, 6:30 — 7:30 pm

MWMO Stormwater Park and Learning Center, 2522 Marshall Street NE

Are you concerned about water pollution? Is there a drainage problem in your neighborhood that you want to fix? Do you want to be a leader in your community? You don’t have to be an expert — the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) will show you the way! Join the Master Water Stewards program and learn how to solve environmental problems in your community. The MWMO is sponsoring a 2016 class of Master Water Stewards. You’re invited to join them and learn how you can take part this innovative and groundbreaking program. Register on Eventbrite!

*****Reminder of Ongoing Activities*****

Birthday Parties at the Depot Rink (next season will be starting soon)

The Depot, 225 Third Avenue South

Birthday party packages include: skate admission, skate rental, balloons, soda and choice of a hot dog with chips or a slice of pizza, vanilla ice cream cup and cake. Cost is $19.95 per person. Minimum of 8 people; reservations required. Contact Hannah Johnson at hjjohnson@thedepotminneapolis.com. For additional info, visit http://www.thedepotrink.com.

Musical Performances on the U of M West Bank

The School of Music, located in Ferguson Hall on the University of Minnesota West Bank, offers a range of musical performances throughout the year, many of which are free. For more information, go to https://music.umn.edu/events.

Live Jazz

Wednesdays, 9 pm – 12 midnight

The Tangiers, 116 First Avenue NE

Located in the trendy and historic North Loop neighborhood of downtown Minneapolis sits The Tangiers, housed in one of the city’s most historic buildings from 1884, The Hennepin Steam Building. Eat – drink – lounge – and now enjoy live jazz on Wednesdays along with DJed music other evenings. For information: http://www.thetangiersmpls.com.

Paint Nite at the Depot

Most Sundays, 3 pm

The Depot, 225 Third Avenue South

Enjoy Paint Nite at the The Depot on Sundays! Come early or stay late to enjoy great food and cocktails at Stone Arch Bar located within the hotel. Experience the enjoyment of traveling to downtown Minneapolis to one of the cities’ most distinctive landmarks; a historic train depot complete with all the modern touches you will experience from full service Renaissance hotels in Minneapolis. Built as a railroad station over 100 years ago, the Depot is now a beautifully restored, upscale hotel in Minneapolis. For schedule and reservations: https://www.paintnite.com/pages/venueevents/view/minneapolis/108456.

Guthrie Theater Architectural Tours

First Saturday of each month, 9 am, plus by appointment for groups of five or more

Guthrie Theater, 818 Second Street South

Influenced by the Mississippi River’s proximity and beauty, architect Jean Nouvel’s vision for “theaters in the sky” made way for countless architectural feats in the facility. Discover its features through an architecture tour — covering everything from ground plans to groundbreaking, site selection, neighborhood influences and noteworthy elements that have garnered worldwide attention. Architecture tours are scheduled the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. and last approximately 75 minutes in length. $20 for adults; $15 for students. Call the Box Office at 612-377-2224 or order online at http://secure.guthrietheater.org/tickets/calendar/?q=whats_happening/calendar. Private architecture tours may be scheduled for groups of five or more; advance reservations are required by calling 612-225-6390.

Star Tribune Heritage Printing Plant Tour

Daily, 9 am, 10:30 am and 1:30 pm (latest time is best chance to see presses in action)

Star Tribune Heritage Center, 800 First Street North

If you like BIG, this is the place to see. The presses are 100 feet high, rolls of newsprint paper weigh 2,500 pounds, and the building is the size of nine football fields. Each tour lasts 90 minutes, is free to the public and is by appointment only. Tour visitors must be 10 years of age or older with adult supervision. Exceptions may be made for children under 10 as long as each child is chaperoned by an adult. Tour groups of us to 20 people may be accommodated; groups of fewer than 10 people may be combined with another group. For more information, including how to schedule a tour: http://www.startribunecompany.com/153.

*****Informational Resources*****

River Trip Planner

Visit your national park without a car! The National Park Service – Mississippi National River and Recreation Area is very excited to share that their long awaited “River Trip Planner” is LIVE! www.rivertripplanner.org will help you plan a route anywhere in the park, identify bus, rail lines and the best points of access (river nodes) for popular river destinations. It is an easy-to-use Google-based map with embedded park destination and alternative transportation (bus, rail, bike, boat, and walking) information that builds on existing regional transit, recreational trails and river access. Have fun, stay fit and reduce environmental impacts while exploring your national park! For more information about destinations in the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area go to: www.nps.gov/planyourvisit

St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board Web Site

The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board web site provides information about the history of the St. Anthony Falls area and history-related things to do (including web versions of the various walking tour brochures); visit http://www.stanthonyfalls.org.

Above the Falls Destinations Map

The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership has coordinated with Minnehaha Media (a division of Hedberg Maps) to produce the Mississippi River Map-Above the Falls Destinations — a complete map and resource guide to the river and surrounding neighborhoods from the I-694 bridge in Brooklyn Center/Fridley down to the Stone Arch Bridge in Downtown Minneapolis. The map is sponsored by Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership. Explore the rich cultural and industrial history of Minneapolis’ birthplace on the river and the neighborhoods that grew around it. Venture into the natural areas, parks and trails that straddle the river just north of downtown. Dine and relax at dozens of bars and restaurants in the neighborhoods of the North Loop, Northeast and North Minneapolis. All paths lead to the river – it’s time to rediscover the Mississippi! These maps are 12” x 18”, full-color (folded to pocket-sized), FREE and available at Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership events, their sponsors, select retail, restaurants and coffee shops, parks and recreation centers, schools, neighborhood and community centers throughout Downtown, North and Northeast Minneapolis and throughout the Twin Cities — over 80 locations. Please see the area of coverage: http://www.minnehahamedia.com/gw/missriver_mpls_upper/index.html.

Mississippi River Field Guide

Friends of the Mississippi River’s Mississippi River Field Guide gathers historical fact and folklore, information about ecology, natural history and industry, and tips for the river explorer or recreational user. Browse this site for interesting and fun facts about the Twin Cities area or use it as a guide for your own river adventure. For information: http://fieldguide.fmr.org

Minnesota Great River Road Information and Maps

The newest Minnesota Great River Road information pieces are six maps that have been developed for each of the six destination areas of the Great River Road. They feature a map on one side, with travel ideas on the reverse side. To see all six maps and access lots of other information about the Great River Road, visit http://www.mnmississippiriver.com.

Minneapolis Bicycling Map

The City of Minneapolis now has a great map available online that includes extensive information of interest to bicyclists, e.g., bike route locations, Nice Ride kiosk locations, points of interest and street conditions. There’s one version that you can print out and another that allows you to zoom in and pan around to view the information. Check it out athttp://www.minneapolismn.gov/bicycles/maps/pan/index.htm.

*****Riverfront News Articles*****

University’s Library Storage in Mined Space


New Production Director at Guthrie


Return of Pillsbury’s Best Flour Sign






North Loop Restaurant Transitions


Return of Flour Milling


Multi-Generational Condo Living


New Renderings of Alatus’ 200 Central Proposal




Trader Joe’s Planned for Chicago and Washington Development










Photos of 1930s Minneapolis


Development Concept for 121-125 Washington Avenue North




Twin Cities Horror Festival at Southern Theater



Big Sit Event at Coldwater Spring


North Loop Office Sub-Market


Henry IV, Part I at Open Book


Lowry Avenue NE Plan


Riverfront Business Periscope


Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership — Riverfront Vitality Report and Winners of Mississippi Minute Film Festival