Brad Cobb, right, of the Green Corridor Initiative, and Rebecca Wodder lead the way Thursday on the pedestrian bridge in Granite Falls. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Senior adviser to Secretary of Interior tours Minnesota River
GRANITE FALLS -- More than two decades of work to clean up the Minnesota River has brought together a diverse partnership of stakeholders in the state's namesake watershed, and produced something once unimaginable.
The river once derided as an open sewer is a candidate for designation as one of the country's first Blueway Rivers, intended to be a "badge of honor, a mark of prestige."
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