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'That's So Minnesota' Podcast: The Mississippi Headwaters

Where else but Itasca State Park can you stand at the beginnings of a major river?

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Where else can you stand at the start of a major river? That's something Connie Cox of the Minnesota DNR asks us all to think about. The Mississippi River begins at Itasca State Park in Minnesota, which also happens to be the state's oldest park. But preserving this land didn't come easy. Host Ellery McCardle talks with Connie about the park's history and how it went from doomed to protected.

Credit: Ellery McCardle, KARE 11

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Where else can you stand at the start of a major river? That's something Connie Cox of the Minnesota DNR asks us all to think about. The Mississippi River begins at Itasca State Park in Minnesota, which also happens to be the state's oldest park. But prese...

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