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Pioneer Press: Thirty years in the making, Fish Creek Trail to open in Maplewood on Thursday

The grand opening of Fish Creek Trail, just over a mile long, will be celebrated June 22, 2017. (Courtesy of City of Maplewood) By S. M. CHAVEY | schavey@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: June 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm | UPDATED: June 23, 2017 at 10:33 am Link to original article Thirty years ago, Maplewood residents went knocking on the doors of …read more →

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Star Tribune: St. Paul debuts downtown craft beer happy hour Tuesday

St. Paul debuts downtown craft beer happy hour Tuesday New St. Paul event one of many efforts to reconnect with Mississippi River. By Jessie Van Berkel Star Tribune JUNE 12, 2017 — 7:45PM Link to original article A summer-long happy hour at Kellogg Mall Park is part of an effort to reconnect St. Paul with the Mississippi …read more →

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STAR TRIBUNE: Pilot Knob in Dakota County is designated historic site

Pilot Knob in Dakota County is designated historic site After a nearly 15-year wait, the once-sacred place has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. By Erin Adler Star Tribune JUNE 9, 2017 — 2:20PM JEFF WHEELER – STAR TRIBUNE FILEThe view from Fort Snelling in Minneapolis in this 2009 photo shows Pilot …read more →

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St. Thomas University: Measuring the Future of Minnesota’s Trees Amidst Climate Change

St. Thomas sophomore Rachael Heier spent last summer in Fish Creek, researching how annual climate change may affect our native trees. It was part of a Great River Greening restoration project, which has St. Thomas helped with since 2011.

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KARE11 reports on Earth Day in Wayzata

KARE 11 Staff , KARE 11:52 AM. CDT April 22, 2017 WAYZATA, Minn. – For a big crew of volunteers Saturday, there was no better way to celebrate Earth Day than to add some trees to the earth right in their backyard. Great River Greening, the City of Wayzata and other partners organized a day of planting along …read more →

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A recognition centuries in the making

LillieNews Tue, 05/02/2017
In March of this year, Pilot Knob, or Oheyawahi, as it’s known in the Dakota language, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. After more than a decade of work, this 112-acre historic site, made of public and private land, is finally getting the designation and recognition many feel it deserves.

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Pioneer Press: Pilot Knob named to National Register of Historic Places

More than just a pretty view: Pilot Knob named to National Register of Historic Places
The site that overlooks the Minneapolis and St. Paul skylines, Historic Fort Snelling and the Minnesota and Mississippi river valleys is of cultural importance to Native Americans and significant in Minnesota’s statehood.

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Star Tribune: Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered

Star Tribune: Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered
The rusty patched bumblebee on Tuesday became the first officially endangered bee species in the continental U.S. This bee has been found at an oak savanna restored by Great River Greening.

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Volunteers plant wildflowers on CRP farmland near St. Peter

Mankato Free Press Link to original online story  Oct 9, 2016 By Tim Krohn ST. PETER — On a cool morning this weekend, dozens of volunteers moved slowly across a recently planted grassland field, stopping every five feet, pulling a small wildflower plug from a plastic carrier and then kneeling down to dig a small …read more →

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Star Tribune Blog: MN Twins president jokes about the ball club in presentation about Target Field at Business Forum

Strib Sports Upload Blog By Lee Schafer SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 — 2:34PM

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