Water and North Minneapolis
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.
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