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Captain Hiram M. Chittenden’s served as temporary District Engineer for four months in 1901 during which time he gets credit for the conversion of Leech Lake Dam from a timber to a concrete structure and the design of Twin Cities Lock and Dam #2. Chittenden was assigned to St. Paul District for much of his career, more than those four brief months of command.
Hiram M. Chittenden
5/6/2015 2:08:00 PM
Henry Bosse was born in Prussia November 13th, 1844. He immigrated to the United States in 1865 and by 1870 was working in a book and stationary shop in Chicago.  He began working for the Corps of Engineers in Chicago in 1874 and was soon transferred to the Corps’ River and Harbor Improvement Office in St. Paul.  In 1878 he transferred to the Corps’ Rock Island District.
Henry Bosse
5/6/2015 1:57:00 PM
Marsh Lake Dam, near Appleton, Minnesota
Marsh Lake Dam
5/4/2015 3:04:00 PM
Marsh Lake Dam
Marsh Lake Dam
4/30/2015 2:24:00 PM
Jeff Cook, Pokegama Dam Recreation Area manager, is excited to bring his passion to for the outdoors to the Mississippi River Headwaters project.
Jeff Cook leads Pokegama Dam Project
4/30/2015 11:25:00 AM
Tim Bertschi retires after 37 years of service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Bertschi started as a student at Winnibigoshish Lake in the Mississippi River Headwaters region in 1978. He then moved downriver to LaCrescent, Minn., and Blackhawk Park (De Soto, Wisc.), before returning upriver and serving at several of the district's headwaters reservoirs. He’s retiring as the district’s chief of recreation and natural resources, a position he’s held since 2007. He’s also served as the flood area manager for the Red River of the North for the past 15 years.
Tim Bertschi retirement
4/30/2015 10:42:00 AM
Tim Bertschi retires after 37 years of service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Bertschi started as a student at Winnibigoshish Lake in the Mississippi River Headwaters region in 1978. He then moved downriver to LaCrescent, Minn., and Blackhawk Park (De Soto, Wisc.), before returning upriver and serving at several of the district's headwaters reservoirs. He’s retiring as the district’s chief of recreation and natural resources, a position he’s held since 2007. He’s also served as the flood area manager for the Red River of the North for the past 15 years.
Tim Bertschi retirement
4/30/2015 10:41:00 AM
As part of Earth Day festivities, Environmental Section staff from the Corps’ La Crescent office and STEM School students from La Crescent participated in a tree planting project on Corps lands south of La Crosse, Wisconsin on April 24, 2015. This plot is also where a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse graduate student is researching various floodplain forest restoration techniques.  Partners from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also participated.
LaCrescent office tree planting
4/30/2015 10:38:00 AM
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