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Pro-mining Company Stance by Republicans a Bust in 2014 Election

John Tuma explores a historical look at mining and the Republican party and discusses his belief that there are strong positions Republicans can take that fit squarely within their core values of protecting property rights and taxpayers. Continue reading

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In MN, community solar market starting to take off

Minnesota has become a lead state in the community solar garden market. By providing a lower point of entry for consumers, community solar gardens are a viable option for many Minnesotans who wish to support renewable energy development. Continue reading

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Hey Babies “R” Us – We’re Waiting

Hey Babies “R” Us – We’re Waiting

A new report examines corporate policies to eliminate chemicals of concern in products sold by two big box baby retailers that many parents and parents-to-be rely on for their baby needs- buybuy Baby and Babies“R”Us. Continue reading

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Plan to transform Rochester into DMC moves forward

The plan to transform Rochester into a Destination Medical Center moves forward on Thursday. The DMCC board, a group of local, state and business leaders in charge of future changes, is meeting Thursday morning.
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Maxed out?

Maxed out?

Hey! Max the Moose one last time. While my new keyboard is really awesome, I have broken a few chairs and got stuck in the elevator for nearly an hour today.  And the office plants I bought to replace the … Continue reading

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A Message from Max: I need a truck load of ficus

A Message from Max: I need a truck load of ficus

With the money you donate to us on Give to the Max day, Conservation Minnesota has a whole bunch of really exciting plans.

Things like… Continue reading

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A Message from Max: What Max Really Needs

A Message from Max: What Max Really Needs

Hey! I’m Max, the new Wildlife Coordinator at Conservation Minnesota.  As you may have heard, my biography page on our website has been getting tons of hits lately, and we were really struggling to figure out why. But thankfully, a … Continue reading

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Give to The Max, Literally

Give to The Max, Literally

I admit it. I recently hired a moose. Continue reading

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Healthy Energy for Rochester?

Healthy Energy for Rochester?

As Rochester works on a holistic plan to become a Destination Medical Center (DMC) what steps will the city need to take to support growth in a sustainable manner? Conservation Minnesota surveyed Rochester residents to gauge their opinion of energy topics that impact their daily lives. Continue reading

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CM Press Release: Survey Of Rochester Residents Finds Growing Interest In Energy Issues

A survey of Rochester Residents conducted by Conservation Minnesota found a clear interest among respondents at finding ways be more deliberate with the city’s energy choices. The full results of the study will be presented at tonight’s Rochester Energy Commission meeting. Continue reading

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Turnout is down in the face of negative politics.

It would seem that negative politics is also taking its toll on electoral participation. Continue reading

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What Works (and Not) in Managing Lakes

What Works (and Not) in Managing Lakes

I provide an overview of categories of lake management tools, techniques and approaches using an objective, scientifically defensible guideline to list lake management that works. Continue reading

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The Naval Battle That Gave Us the 8th Congressional District

The Naval Battle That Gave Us the 8th Congressional District

On election night keep your eye on the 8th — it is the battle to watch. Continue reading

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An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention

A LAKE MANAGER’S NOTEBOOK - An Ounce of Prevention Following the discovery of zebra mussels in Lake Independence, a Three Rivers Park District official was quoted as saying1, “the district is looking to boost funding for inspections next year since it’s … Continue reading

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Recent Xcel Announcement A Win For Minnesotans

Recent Xcel Announcement A Win For Minnesotans

Xcel Energy announced last week that it will curtail their use of coal at its Black Dog Power plant in Burnsville. Continue reading

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