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Summer 2014 Newsletter: Progress

Summer 2014 Newsletter: Progress

The 2014 Minnesota State Legislative session ended in May, and we wanted to share with you what we’ve accomplished with your support.  We made great progress toward protecting our clean water, preserving natural habitat, and combatting Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), … Continue reading

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Summer 2014 Newsletter: Fighting AIS

Summer 2014 Newsletter: Fighting AIS

One the greatest threats to the ecosystems in our lakes and rivers is the increasing number of aquatic invasive species (AIS).  AIS are any type of aquatic species that is not native to our state and have no native predator … Continue reading

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Summer 2014 Newsletter: Meet the Parks and Trails Fund

Summer 2014 Newsletter: Meet the Parks and Trails Fund

When was the last time you built a fort? At the Tamarack Nature Center’s Discovery Hollow & Garden in White Bear Lake, families can enjoy all kinds of outdoor adventures.  Kids can build dams, rock climb, garden, build castles in … Continue reading

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Summer 2014 Newsletter: How Clean Energy Helps Our Lakes

Summer 2014 Newsletter: How Clean Energy Helps Our Lakes

In Minnesota, even if it isn’t obvious at first, everything comes back to the health of our lakes and rivers.  Coal-burning power plants don’t just pollute our air, they are also the largest source of mercury that pollutes our lakes … Continue reading

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Primary Results Tell You Very Little

Primary Results Tell You Very Little

“It’s early. Things can change, but it looks like this thing is going to turn out to be a smashing victory.”* Jon Grunseth September 11, 1990 This year’s Republican primary featured a competitive four-way race for the party’s endorsement to … Continue reading

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Time For A New Minnesota Miracle

Time For A New Minnesota Miracle

Could Minnesota be on the verge of providing a second act to the Minnesota Miracle?  Continue reading

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Local Spotlight in Minnesota: The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Local Spotlight in Minnesota: The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

Just about 45 minutes north of the metro area in East Bethel, lies a unique piece of land that few people know about yet is home to some of the most well known ecological experiments in the world. I am, … Continue reading

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Zebra Mussels – Let’s Not Become Complacent

Zebra Mussels – Let’s Not Become Complacent

Zebra mussels are in the news.  While much has been accomplished recently, zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species (AIS) remain serious threats and our prevention and control efforts remain insufficient. When we hear stories involving control methods, many tend … Continue reading

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Clean Can Be Messy

Clean Can Be Messy

When is it good news that cars, light poles and windows are littered with dead bugs?  When the insects’ presence signals a healthy aquatic environment, that’s when. In late July, Weather Service radar at Lacrosse, Wisconsin showed a storm breaking.  … Continue reading

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Vikings Hometown Pride Is For The Birds

Vikings Hometown Pride Is For The Birds

Minnesota sports fans love their homegrown talent. It was a no-brainer when the Twins drafted Joe Mauer first overall in the 2001 draft.  And when Lindsay Whalen decided to come back home to play for the Lynx, she brought back … Continue reading

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Itasca County To Be Recognized For Effective Use Of Legacy Funding

For Immediate Release Press Release July 21, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS – Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts will soon recognize Itasca County for its effective use of Legacy funds to make the region better. At the June 24 county … Continue reading

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Duluth Recognized For Effective Use Of Legacy Funding

For Immediate Release Press Release July 21, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS – Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts today recognized the city of Duluth for its effective use of Legacy funds to make the entire region better. At the July … Continue reading

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Minnetonka To Be Recognized For Wise Use Of Legacy Funds

For Immediate Release Press Release July 21, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS – Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts today will recognize the City of Minnetonka for its effective use of Legacy funds to make the city a better place. At … Continue reading

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Climate Change Weather Patterns Disarming

Climate Change Weather Patterns Disarming

Unlike the droughts that are plaguing California, Texas and other parts of the West, Minnesotans know very well how “water rich” we are this summer. The lush greenery of our foliage and the high water marks of our lakes and … Continue reading

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A Man, His Dogs, and Minnesota’s Future

A Man, His Dogs, and Minnesota’s Future

Once in a while, a book comes along that speaks from Minnesota’s heart and helps us understand why we care so much about protecting our homeland. This year, that book is Sled Dogs to Saint Paul, authored by Frank Moe.  … Continue reading

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