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Summer 2014 Newsletter: How Clean Energy Helps Our Lakes

Summer 2014 Newsletter: How Clean Energy Helps Our Lakes

In Minnesota everything comes back to the health of our lakes and rivers. Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter: Survey Results Guide Our 2014 Work

Spring 2014 Newsletter: Survey Results Guide Our 2014 Work

Every year at Conservation Minnesota, we ask Minnesotans like you what issues you believe are most important for protecting Minnesota’s lakes, land, and way of life.  Our board and staff then take that information, and use it to develop our … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter: Meet Our Legacy: Clean Water

Spring 2014 Newsletter: Meet Our Legacy: Clean Water

In 2008, Minnesotans voted overwhelmingly to restore and enrich our Great Outdoors by passing the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.  Now, in honor of the Amendment’s five-year anniversary, it is time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished.  Here’s a snapshot … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter: Waters Conference Returns This May

Spring 2014 Newsletter: Waters Conference Returns This May

A coalition of non-profits and state agencies are resurrecting the Minnesota Waters Conference that has been a pillar of the Minnesota natural resources community since 2001. Now called the State of Water Conference, the program will bring together citizens’ groups, … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter: Are we throwing away jobs?

Spring 2014 Newsletter: Are we throwing away jobs?

If you lined up all the cans that are thrown away every day in Minnesota, they would stretch from Minneapolis to Grand Marais. If you lined up all the plastic bottles tossed in landfills every day, they would stretch from Rochester to Bemidji! Continue reading

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4 Key Questions on PolyMet

4 Key Questions on PolyMet

Last Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources concluded the public input period on the latest draft of the environmental-impact statement for the proposed PolyMet sulfide mining operation. Continue reading

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Alert: Ask Best Buy to Protect Its Consumers

Alert: Ask Best Buy to Protect Its Consumers

Eight months ago, Conservation Minnesota joined with the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition to ask Best Buy and other top retailers to eliminate, reduce, and phase out the most hazardous chemicals.  We’ve heard from most of them, but not Best … Continue reading

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Winter 2013 Newsletter: Happy Birthday Legacy Amendment

Winter 2013 Newsletter: Happy Birthday Legacy Amendment

It was 5 years ago, on November 4th 2008, that Minnesota voters overwhelmingly passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.  In total, 1.6 million people voted “Yes” – 60,000 more than voted for President Obama in that same election. … Continue reading

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Winter 2013 Newsletter: What Will Our Legacy Be?

Winter 2013 Newsletter: What Will Our Legacy Be?

In 2008, Minnesotans accomplished something extraordinary: passing a nation-leading amendment to fund clean water, conservation, and arts projects.  The law is aptly named the Legacy Amendment because it truly is our legacy to the generations that follow. It is striking … Continue reading

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Winter 2013 Newsletter: Minnesota Waters Program is Flourishing

Winter 2013 Newsletter: Minnesota Waters Program is Flourishing

When Minnesota Waters merged with Conservation Minnesota in 2012, we pledged to ensure its vitality in providing training, volunteer, and organizing opportunities to stakeholders with the goal of monitoring and improving the state’s water resources.  In September, a new Minnesota … Continue reading

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Winter 2013 Newsletter: Protecting Your Family

Winter 2013 Newsletter: Protecting Your Family

Hormone disruptors in toothpaste, hand soap, and cosmetics.  Carcinogenic flame retardants in kids’ nap mats.  Brain damaging chemicals in garden hoses and children’s toys.  Minnesota’s children and their parents deserve better. That’s why Conservation Minnesota is proud to play a … Continue reading

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Winter 2013 Newsletter: Meet Conservation Minnesota

Winter 2013 Newsletter: Meet Conservation Minnesota

Conservation Minnesota is growing!  We are pleased to introduce you to some of the newest additions to our team, and re-acquaint you with those of us who have been here awhile. From left to right: Sam Larsen-Ferree joined us in … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Staying on Target: Healthy Kids & Families

Action Alert: Staying on Target: Healthy Kids & Families

When my nephew Jake turned five, his mother gave him a present from his grandmother.  He didn’t know who gave the gift and asked, “Where is it from?”  His mother said, “It’s from where all the best things come from.” … Continue reading

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Alert: A smoker with a 30,000 ton a day habit…

Alert: A smoker with a 30,000 ton a day habit…

According to the American Lung Association, “Each year 24,000 premature deaths, 550,000 asthma attacks, 38,000 heart attacks and 12,000 hospital admissions are attributed to Coal Plant pollution”. The Sherburne County Generating Station (Sherco), located about 45 minutes northwest of the … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Newsletter: Protecting Our Water – 4 Simple Questions

Fall 2013 Newsletter: Protecting Our Water – 4 Simple Questions

Sulfide mines are very different from traditional iron mines. Continue reading

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