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About the Project

This oral history project is focused on recording the stories of the people who stepped up, spoke out, took action and joined forces with others to address water quality issues facing the Minnesota River.  The intent is to inspire a new generation of advocates by recording how the movement to clean up the Minnesota River got started, what it has accomplished and where it is going.

Copies of the complete oral history transcripts will be archived at the Minnesota Historical Society.  They will also be posted here with the corresponding blog story.  The project has been made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.  Administered by the Minnesota Historical Society.

It is also supported by matched donations made to Clean Up the River Environment (CURE).

The director of the project is Anne Queenan, writer of accompanying blog stories and videographer/producer of the clips featured here.

Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment Clean Up the River Environment (CURE)
Minnesota Historical & Cultural Heritage Grants Queenan Productions
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  1. Jack Lauer #

    We work with all partners and landowners for improving land practices that can provide better water quality and fish & wildlife habitat in the MN River Basin, making it a high quality destination.

    Jack Lauer
    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    Southern Regional Fisheries Manager
    261 Hwy 15 South
    New Ulm, MN 56073
    W 507-359-6047

    August 27, 2012