A mallard couple hanging out in the backwaters of the Mississippi River. Photo: Ashley Yellick

A serene river runs through our bustling city. Photo: Emily Davison.

Location: 5000 West River Parkway The 30-foot damn was completed in 1917 and provides water depths necessary to maintain a 9 and 1/2 foot channel from St. Paul to Minneapolis. It is located at mile 848 of the Mississippi River and is one of 29 locks and dams that provide a water "stairway" from Minneapolis to... Continue Reading →

Location: 36th St. and West River Pkwy This spot at the top of Giggling Hills was filled with oak saplings just a few weeks ago. Park management must be thinning it out so the mature trees can thrive. A great place to go for a walk in the neighborhood that over looks the Mississippi River.... Continue Reading →

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