We began the community-based planning process in January 1998 by holding public RiverTalk open houses in four 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 four meetings
Here's what RiverTalk participants told us in their own words: