Unknown to many, almost destroyed by Highway 55 and unavailable to the public for the better part of fifty years, Coldwater Spring was an important place in Minnesota history long before statehood. A source of sacred healing water for native peoples for hundreds of years, a site of an earlier frontier settlement, and Fort Snelling’s source of drinking water until 1950, Coldwater Spring is now just a step away from becoming a public green-space. KFAI’s Maria Almli reports.
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