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Lake Cornelia Needs Our Help

Lake Cornelia Needs Our Help

I was glad to see this issue addressed, after all Lake Cornelia has a number of problems these days including a major break out of toxic blue-green algae that happened this past fall. Continue reading

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Trout Populations Bouncing Back in the Whitewater

Trout Populations Bouncing Back in the Whitewater

After a massive kill of over 10,000 fish in the Whitewater River last year, the DNR says populations are on the rebound. But, if they won’t say what caused it, how can it be prevented from happening again? Continue reading

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Energy Policy Forum: Electric Co-ops Lead Minnesota Innovation

Energy Policy Forum: Electric Co-ops Lead Minnesota Innovation

On January 12, 5:00pm – 8:15pm, our friends at the Center for Energy and Environment will be hosting the 2017 Energy Policy Forum: Electric Co-ops Lead Minnesota Innovation Continue reading

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What 2017 holds for Minnesota

What 2017 holds for Minnesota

The new year brings with it a great opportunity for our elected officials to seek out what brings us together as a people and show that some things are bigger than politics Continue reading

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Going solar: can your city see the light?

Going solar: can your city see the light?

Going solar is a fantastic way to promote clean energy sources, but city governments sometimes struggle the best approach. Check out this blog post to learn some options your city has for supporting solar energy! Continue reading

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People are Getting to Work in Eden Prairie

People are Getting to Work in Eden Prairie

A few weeks ago, I organized an event attended by 15 keen Eden Prairie community members to talk about how to advance environmental conservation issues at the local level. Continue reading

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Local Conservation Champions: Hastings Environmental Protectors

Local Conservation Champions: Hastings Environmental Protectors

Through my travels in the southeast metro I’ve been lucky enough to work with great local organizations that are dedicated to conservation and environmental issues in their communities. Continue reading

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Investing in Minnesota’s Great Outdoors

We are Minnesotans. We are lake-loving, trail-hiking, fishing, camping, birding, biking, boating Minnesotans. And whether you’d classify yourself as Blue or Red, one of the great things about Minnesota is that we all care about our Great Outdoors. Continue reading

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Local Models for Achieving Sustainability

Local Models for Achieving Sustainability

Across Minnesota, communities are finding ways to advance sustainability goals. But, is there one right way to do it? Continue reading

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The energy conservation staircase: first step is energy efficiency!

The energy conservation staircase: first step is energy efficiency!

Energy efficiency is a key conservation tool, but do you know why it’s really so important? Folks who are attracted to shiny solar panels and fancy wind turbines might wonder if the energy efficiency hype is just hot air – but there are many merits to updating home energy efficiency! Continue reading

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