Star Tribune

Where Minnehaha Creek snakes through the west metro suburbs, a mission to mend the strained relationship between the water and the cities that crowd its banks has reached its final phase.

Construction has begun on the capstone of a 15-year series of multimillion-dollar projects by the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District to restore one of the creek’s most populous —and polluted — stretches. The water already is significantly cleaner as it flows past Hopkins and St. Louis Park. Soon efforts will focus eastward in Minneapolis – with the goal of getting Lake Hiawatha delisted from the state index of impaired waters.

By Susan Du

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