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#TBT: 1997 "Someone Should Do Something With the Mississippi River"

I hope you will forgive a slightly self-indulgent post this time: the trajectory of project and program work that has become River Life began 20 years ago this month, in May, 1997.

Innovative Knowledge Sharing and New Relations to Place

It sometimes surprises our community partners when they learn how "non-placed" much of University scholarship is.

#TBT: Minnesota Digital Library

Maybe it goes against the “rules” of Throwback Thursday as a trope (meme?) to write about places that have historical materials rather than places or things that are historic.

#TBT: Mississippi River is Central in Early Statehood Racial Controversy

In 1860, two years after Minnesota became a state and a year before the Civil War would close the Mississippi as an avenue of regional transportation, the Eliza Winston case rocked the village of S

Why Should People in the Mississippi River Basin Care about the Oroville Dam?

I’m writing this on the afternoon of Monday, February 20, a week after heavy rain across northern California caused Lake Oroville to overflow and an emergency spillway to become activated for the f

Open Rivers Issue 5 Now Available: Networks and Collaboration

When I got fully engaged with Mississippi River work, in the mid-90s, there was a lot of talk about public-private partnerships.