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Mining Truth Press Release: Of 50,000+ Public Comments  98 Percent Oppose PolyMet

Mining Truth Press Release: Of 50,000+ Public Comments 98 Percent Oppose PolyMet

MINNEAPOLIS – Late last year, the state of Minnesota asked the public for its input on the ongoing environmental review and permitting process of the proposed PolyMet copper nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes. In all, 52,887 people and organizations took … Continue reading

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Is the yellow-bellied sapsucker destined to be our new state bird?

Is the yellow-bellied sapsucker destined to be our new state bird?

Minnesota could find itself in the market for a new state bird if evolving changes in the climate continue at the current pace. Continue reading

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Press Release: Minnesotans Ask Dayton To Back EPA’s New Carbon Standard

Press Release: Minnesotans Ask Dayton To Back EPA’s New Carbon Standard

A petition is expected to reach Governor Dayton’s desk today calling on him to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently announced Clean Power Plan. Continue reading

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Political Bullies Lose in 2014 DFL Primary

Political Bullies Lose in 2014 DFL Primary

Rebecca Otto has been the most vocal member questioning the mining lease process. Continue reading

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Edible Invasives

Edible Invasives

I had never considered eating these plants as a means of control until recently. Continue reading

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The Politics of Mining and the 2014 Election

The Politics of Mining and the 2014 Election

One of Minnesota’s most tragic workplace disasters seems almost to have been completely forgotten. Continue reading

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Marshall To Be Recognized For Effective Use Of Legacy Funding

Marshall To Be Recognized For Effective Use Of Legacy Funding

Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts will soon recognize the City of Marshall for its effective use of Legacy funds to make the city a better place. Continue reading

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Flame Retardants Don’t Belong in Toddlers

Flame Retardants Don’t Belong in Toddlers

Toddlers have nearly five times the level of flame retardant in their bodies compared with their mothers. 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 everything comes back to the health of our lakes and rivers. 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: 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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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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