Minnehaha Falls

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Minnehaha Falls

(mĭn'ēhä`hä) [laughing water], 53 ft (16.1 m) high, SE Minn., in Minnehaha Creek, which flows from Lake Minnetonka (23 sq mi/60 sq km) SE to the Mississippi River. The surrounding area, including the gorge cut by the receding falls, is a state park. Most of the year only a thin trickle of water passes over the falls. The name Minnehaha is immortalized in Longfellow's Hiawatha.
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As Finance & Commerce reported in December, the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and city of Hopkins are seeking a master developer for the Hopkins Cold Storage property, an underused 17-acre site that touches Minnehaha Creek and is across the road from the future Blake Road station.
coli) in the Minnehaha Creek and the surrounding watershed in Hennepin County.
This vision should be bold and creative, excite all of the project partners and key stakeholders (Hopkins City Council, Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Board, Hennepin County Board, developers, and community members) about the opportunities that exist in this area, and advance the implementation of TOD.
For fun, Walljasper recommends his daily route on a path following Minnehaha Creek from Lake Harriet to Minnehaha Fails at the Mississippi River.
The committee's deliberations were informed by several guest speakers, including: Gayle Prest, manager of environmental services for the City of Minneapolis, who provided insight on the city's sustainability plan; Scott Harder of Environmental Financial Group, who spoke on carbon accounting; and Eric Evenson of the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, who focused on watershed-based management.
Their families eventually relented and a bronze statue now immortalises the young lovers overlooking Minnehaha creek.