On the North Dakota prairie a storm has been gathering for months.
Given what we do--that is, explore innovative ways to manage, understand, and teach about the Mississippi River, we find ourselves learning about innovations of all sorts.
This view of St. Paul's Upper Landing area dates from the very early 2000s. The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) and parking ramp are new features of the riverfront. The old head house and sack house from the Farmers Union Elevator (left foreground) have not been renovated yet. There
This photograph from the Minnesota Historical Society's collections is dated August 1980, which means it shows some of the most heavily-visited sections of the Minneapolis riverfront as they appeared 36 years ago. Industrial-scale milling had largely disappeared from the area, but much of the