Government seeks to rename two lakes in region that still carry Native American slur.
Open water, cold day, alone except for restless waterfowl..
The St. Croix River watershed is the homeland of the Ojibwe and Dakota, who continue to live here and retain legal rights to the land and water.
Transportation corridors and population centers offer recognizable landmarks.
Forecasts call for slight rise in river levels, while there is hope drought will lift by mid-summer.
City simplifies process and seeks state funding to help demolish the dam.
Public lands and other preserves offer everything from logging to rare species.
The varied types of lands found in the region offer insights into natural and human history.
Annual meetings and surveys seek to include citizen views on managing popular fishery.
The rock underlying the river region spans Earth’s history — and affects the present day.