Mississippi Partners was established in 2012 to champion implementation of the urban river plan by prioritizing, educating, marketing / promoting, advocating, and fundraising for future river initiatives. Committee membership consists of active representatives from area cities and counties, environmental organizations, local businesses, and other river stakeholders meeting quarterly to spur greater interest, support, and leadership in riverfront projects.
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Next year’s Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener will be held on the Mississippi River in the St. Cloud area, May 11-14, 2017. This will be the first time in the history of the Governor’s Fishing Opener that the event will be held in the St. Cloud area.
Explore Minnesota, the state’s tourism promotion office, organizes this event each year in coordination with a host community. The 70th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener will be hosted collaboratively by the communities of St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids and Sartell.
Check out the new Great River Road videos, which were recently completed by the Mississippi River Parkway Commission! There are seven videos total: one giving an overview of the entire Minnesota Great River Road, and one highlighting each of the six destination regions. The St. Cloud metro area is featured in the Scenic Region.
Minnesota Great River Road - Scenic Region (YouTube)
The cities and counties that comprise the St. Cloud metropolitan area take great pride in the community asset that is the Mississippi River. Despite the metro area’s commitment to proactive planning, none of the area’s prior initiatives have focused specifically on the urban stretch of the Mississippi River.
As a result, the St. Cloud Urban Area Mississippi River Corridor Plan has been adopted as a community-based vision and implementation strategy to maintain the Mississippi River as a regional asset through appropriate stewardship and enhance utilization of the urbanized area’s riverfront.
The 'Preserving St. Cloud' History Tours take you back to a simpler time in St. Cloud when front porches were used to greet neighbors and horse drawn carriages were the primary mode of transportation. The Riverwalk Tour explores 16 landmarks along the Mississippi River.
Riverwalk Tour (YouTube)
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