Created and hosted by Steve Ray in collaboration with Twin Cities Agenda, the Deep North podcast seeks to dispel the “…myths of Minnesota nice for the urbane side of cities that the world, country, and even some Minnesotans haven’t experienced. In each episode we explore the food scene, the art scene, the sidewalk scene, meeting the people you’ve never known, standing right outside your door.”
This episode: Water and North Minneapolis
The Mississippi River in North Minneapolis and what will become of the Upper Harbor Terminal
With more than 10,000 lakes and more shoreline than Florida, Hawaii, and California combined, it’s difficult to travel anywhere in Minnesota without crossing a lake, waterfall or river. The name Minneapolis even comes from a combination of the Dakota Sioux word “mini,” meaning water and the Greek word “apolis” meaning city.
Despite its abundance and the profound connection between Minnesotans and their water, some families in North Minneapolis have been cut off from the river for generations. But with the city’s recent acquisition of 48 acres of Mississippi river waterfront, known as the Upper Harbor Terminal, this could change.Music by Enjoy the Cat, the Limozine Group, Zack Baltich, and Anthony Novak.
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