Minnesota’s Safety Guidelines for Recreation on Ice

Dec 21

Minnesota’s Safety Guidelines for Recreation on Ice

In Minnesota there are some guidelines and advisories that remain, year after year, as a rule of thumb for keeping safe when bodies of water are covered with ice.  Ice is seldom the same thickness over a single body of water; it can be two feet thick in one place and one inch thick a few yards away. Check the ice at least every 150 feet. Something you can do to...

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The Twin Cities Rising and Thriving Infrastructure

Nov 19

The Twin Cities Rising and Thriving Infrastructure

The Minneapolis and St. Paul Metropolitan region has put in place a plan to better the community and future residents for years to come.  The initiative is called ThriveMSP. The cities are adapting to infrastructure growth and changes by proactively securing the welfare of its region. Over the next thirty years, the projected growth is 824,000 residents, two-thirds...

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Minneapolis Uses Mussels to Detect Contamination

Nov 09

Minneapolis Uses Mussels to Detect Contamination

In an era of increasingly sophisticated technology, two treatment plants on the Mississippi River are experimenting with what might be the original water-quality gauge: mussels. Water departments in Minneapolis are using native freshwater mussels in pilot programs as early-warning systems to detect possible contamination in the river. The mussels — Actinonaias...

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