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All Tours: 4

Tour curated by: Takuya Amagai, Sahree Kasper, & the Minnesota Environments Team | 4 Locations

Minnesota's wheat empire lasted for about a century and reshaped the state's landscape and economy around producing wheat and flour. Beginning in the late 1800s, small pioneer farms in the southeast planted the state's first wheat…

Tour curated by: Charlie Kilman, Ben Pletta, & the Minnesota Environments Team | 4 Locations

Going “up north” has saturated the language of Minnesotan vacationers since the early 20th century. Though industry in the Northwoods landscape originated from its abundant timber resources, the land’s expansive lakes, countless white and red…

Tour curated by: Justin Berchiolli, Isaac Shapiro, & the Minnesota Environments Team | 5 Locations

Lying beneath the streets and homes of Minneapolis are over 1,000 miles of water pipes. These pipes carry water from pumping and filtration systems along the Mississippi River to thousands of homes and businesses and cycle waste back into the river.…

Tour curated by: Maja Black, Sarah Goodman, & the Minnesota Environments Team | 4 Locations

In 1982, Minnesota passed the Minnesota Acid Deposition Control Act, requiring the state to lower sulfur dioxide emissions, and in doing so, raising state taxes. Environmentally, Minnesota demonstrated a consciousness of acid rain that was well…

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