Weather Forecast

Jim Bodensteiner, senior environmental analyst with Xcel Energy, discussed plans for the dam’s removal during an earlier visit to the site by Rebecca Wodder, senior adviser to Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar.

Benefits of dam’s removal will reach all the way to Mississippi River

Email News Alerts

MINNESOTA — Removing the Minnesota Falls dam on the Minnesota River will have implications reaching all the way to the upper Mississippi River basin, more than 300 river miles distant.


With the dam’s removal, the Minnesota River will again free fall over granite bedrock and boulders along the reach of river extending three miles upstream to the Granite Falls dam.

Get the full story
Subscribe or Log In

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? Activate your account.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us or call 320-214-4364 and we can help you.

Gary Miller

Born and attended public schools in Willmar, Minn. Served 20 years in U.S. Navy as a photojournalist. Worked at West Central Tribune since retiring from the Navy in 1994.

(320) 214-4344