East Side Review & Lillie Suburban News • Celebrating 100 years of National Parks, including the park closest to home

After a brief overview of Minnesota’s national parks, Ramsey Conservation District Supervisor Gwen Willems turns her attention to the one running right through the heart of the Twin Cities metro and the report’s key findings. Source: East Side Review and…

Hastings Star Gazette • ‘State of the River’ report comes to Schaar’s Bluff

If you’ve been to the Hastings riverfront, you’ve been in a national park. Hastings is part of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area or MNRRA, the 72-mile national park stretching from Dayton on the north to the Mighty Mississippi’s…

St. Cloud Times • Mississippi health improving, but new threats emerge

A report on the health of the Mississippi River contains some good news, but also highlights some emerging threats that pose a risk to its water quality, aquatic life and recreational value. The 2016 State of the River report includes…

WJON St. Cloud • State of the Mississippi River Report Shows Positive Trend in River Health

The Mississippi River is a wonderful asset to the community, but what does the future hold for the river? The National Park Service held their State of the Mississippi River Report in St. Cloud Friday morning. Lark Weller is the…