River Talks

We began the community-based planning processin January 1998 by holding public RiverTalk open houses in 4 cities along the Mississippi River: St. Cloud, Clearwater, Monticello, and Elk River. The intent of the RiverTalks was to meet local community members and to discuss river issues and concerns.

An overview of issues and concerns - summarized from all 4 meetings

Here's what RiverTalk participants told us in their own words:

Elk River Meeting, January 27, 1998

Clearwater Meeting, February 3, 1998

Monticello Meeting, January 28, 1998

St. Cloud Meeting, February 4, 1998

Download the complete list of verbatim issue and concern statements [PDF/69KB].