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The Legacy Impact

The Legacy Impact

The Legacy Amendment is one of Minnesota’s most celebrated and collaborative achievements. However, the value of Legacy funds has come into question this legislative session. Continue reading

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Choosing safe fish for health

Choosing safe fish for health

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is making it easier for women to choose and eat fish that are lower in common contaminants Continue reading

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Working together to clean up the Mississippi River

Working together to clean up the Mississippi River

Luckily, this past Earth Day I was able to take part in a great community event that also happened to help the environment. Continue reading

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60 years, 5 votes, still needs defending

60 years, 5 votes, still needs defending

Recently the St. Cloud Times wrote an editorial, and it is the best summary that I have seen of the ways that the legislature is ignoring the values of Minnesotans and breaking the promise of the Legacy Amendment this session Continue reading

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Coming soon: the Dakota County Water Forum

Coming soon: the Dakota County Water Forum

Water is something that connects us as Minnesotans. You can see this through our pride of being the state of 10,000 lakes. Continue reading

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Conservation Values Across All Sectors

Conservation Values Across All Sectors

Sometimes it feels like conservation issues are too complex to be communicated clearly. But we all want clean air and water. Read about Community Coordinator Julie Drennen’s experience at an atypical conservation event in Shoreview. Continue reading

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Edina Is Getting Excited About Energy

Edina Is Getting Excited About Energy

And that’s a big part about why I was excited to organize a community forum for Edina residents to learn more about Edina’s new Energy Action Plan Continue reading

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Use the legacy amendment fund as originally intended

Use the legacy amendment fund as originally intended

We write this letter to specifically address the changes the bill makes to the recommendations of the Clean Water Council and the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council Continue reading

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The restoration of the great lakes

The restoration of the great lakes

In the President’s proposed budget, the Great Lakes restoration projects took a hit. We signed on to a letter the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition recently sent Continue reading

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Healthy Schools, Healthy Playgrounds, Healthy Kids

Healthy Schools, Healthy Playgrounds, Healthy Kids

Infrastructure improvements should include creating safe playgrounds and athletic fields. Toxic waste tires don’t belong on school playgrounds and athletic fields. Continue reading

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