Nick Halter

Fight over St. Anthony power flows to the Legislature


This spring’s snow melt has water gushing over St. Anthony Falls, sending up a mist that nearly reaches the Stone Arch Bridge where visitors snap photos of the historic feature that made Minneapolis the flour milling capitol of the world.

The future of St. Anthony Falls — which is really a concrete spillway — is in the midst of a 12-year battle that has now reached the state Legislature and sparked a debate about authority of local land.


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