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    LaCrescent Food Forest Concept Development
    (University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, 2023-05) Handeen, Daniel; Leberecht, Chris
    A community-based design process by and for the City of La Crescent, MN
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    Farmers Market Relocation and Expansion: A Community-Based Process by and for the City of Austin, MN
    (2021-03) Handeen, Daniel; Hughey, Mathias
    A farmers market has operated for many years in Austin, even though it has changed locations, sizes, and organizational structure numerous times over the years. Austin residents identify many positive attributes of the farmers market, including access to local foods and being able to support local farmers and businesses. However, there is opportunity to expand the size of facilities, variety of offerings, and diversity of activities. Survey results indicate that respondents would like to see a greater variety of products and vendors, different or more operating hours, and entertainment and educational opportunities. This document outlines process and outcomes of an effort that sought to engage citizens and stakeholders in the community of Austin to help explore, envision, and shape the possibilities of what a larger farmers market development could become.
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    Twin Cities Historical Surface Waters Based on Original Public Land Survey Maps, 1848 - 1858
    (2017-09-13) Graves, Richard; Strong, Richard; Mattke, Ryan; Kne, Len; Shepard, Coleman; Kernik, Melinda;; Strong, Richard B.
    These shapefiles of lakes, streams, wetlands, river bottoms, and the Mississippi River represent the hydrological landscape of Minneapolis and St. Paul as recorded in the original public land survey conducted between 1848 and 1858. The features were digitized from scanned, georeferenced 1:24000 maps during the 2017 Faculty Research Sprint held at the University of Minnesota. Many streams and other hydrologic features that were present in the Twin Cities at the time of the original land survey were channelized, covered, or filled during the late 1800's. These features, however, still function as water conduits within the hydrology systems of urban water and have immense importance to the water regime in the Twin Cities. This data was generated as part of a larger "Lost Waters" research project - aiming to create a visible, physical representation of these waters in the current urban landscape.