ST. PAUL, Minn. – The National Park Service will provide tours again this summer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam starting Sunday, June 11, and going through Labor Day weekend.
“This is a great opportunity for the public to learn about Upper St. Anthony Falls and the history of Minneapolis,” said Michael Derusha, Upper St. Anthony Falls lockmaster.
The Upper St. Anthony Falls visitor center will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours will be offered daily at 11 a.m., 1, and 3 p.m., but visitors are welcome at any time during open hours. The staff-led tours include a lively history of the river, milling and other topics.
For questions or more information, call the Upper St. Anthony Falls Visitor Center at 651-293-0200.
The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.
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Release no. 17-046
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