Mike Mosedale

Mike Mosedale

Mike Mosedale is a freelance journalist. Formerly a staff writer for City Pages, he has covered state and local issues in Minnesota for over two decades. He lives in northeast Minneapolis, where he spends as much time as possible poking around the Mississippi River in a fishing boat.

Carp-ocalypse now

By: - July 5, 2023

As he dipped a net into a big cylindrical tub in the dimly lit fish laboratory at the University of Minnesota’s Hodson Hall, Peter Sorensen scooped a half dozen small silvery fish and gazed at the wiggling, bug-eyed creatures with a look of benevolence. “I don’t hate them, I really don’t,” said Sorensen. “It’s not […]

Is the fragile geology of St. Anthony Falls imperiled?

By: - May 4, 2023

In 1992, Greg Brick secured permission to access a rarely visited place on the Mississippi River not far from downtown Minneapolis: the vestigial remains of the Eastman Tunnel. Brick is a geologist with a passion for exploring underground spaces, so he knew the disastrous collapse of the unfinished tunnel in 1869 utterly transformed St. Anthony […]