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Stop the spread of invasive species – we all play a part

Stop the spread of invasive species – we all play a part

Aquatic and terrestrial invasive species threaten our Minnesota way of life by creating barriers for us to enjoy the Great Outdoors.




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Fall 2017 Newsletter: Solar Energy Across Minnesota

Fall 2017 Newsletter: Solar Energy Across Minnesota

That’s because the renewable energy sources of solar and wind are now the two cheapest forms of energy in our state.




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Fall 2017 Newsletter: Minnesota’s Buffer Law

Fall 2017 Newsletter: Minnesota’s Buffer Law

On November 1st the new buffer law goes into effect, requiring buffers or alternative water quality practices on all public waters




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Fall 2017 Newsletter: 25% by 2025

Fall 2017 Newsletter: 25% by 2025

Earlier this year, Governor Dayton announced a new bipartisan goal to improve the state’s water quality by reducing pollution 25% by the year 2025. 




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Fall 2017 Newsletter: Duluth Kids Protected

Fall 2017 Newsletter: Duluth Kids Protected

A few years ago, parents in Duluth started talking to each other about the black dust covering their kids when they left the playground. They wanted the tire mulched removed from all 10 school playgrounds




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What I Learned About Water In Coon Rapids

What I Learned About Water In Coon Rapids

On Tuesday August 29th, I spent the evening taking part in a major community summit at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids on water issues in the north metro area. 




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Lumberjack Conservationists Succeed at Low Waste

Lumberjack Conservationists Succeed at Low Waste

Faced with less than three weeks to make Stillwater’s iconic Lumberjack Days Festival be low-waste, a scrappy Stillwater team finds a way to succeed




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Best Buy announces new program to tackle toxic chemicals

Best Buy announces new program to tackle toxic chemicals

Consumer electronics at a store near you may soon be free of certain hazardous chemicals. Best Buy is the latest retailer to announce progress in tackling toxic chemicals in products in recent months.




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SE Minnesota Turns Out for First 25 By 25 Town Hall

SE Minnesota Turns Out for First 25 By 25 Town Hall

Over 300 people showed up to express concerns about Minnesota’s water at the Governor’s first 25 By 25 meeting in Rochester–but just what were those concerns?




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People In Edina Are Talking About Water

People In Edina Are Talking About Water

On Thursday, July 20th I met with several Edina residents at a Conservation Minnesota member’s home to talk about water.




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