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Recent Xcel Announcement A Win For Minnesotans

Recent Xcel Announcement A Win For Minnesotans

Xcel Energy announced last week that it will curtail their use of coal at its Black Dog Power plant in Burnsville. Continue reading

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Issues Matter in Elections

Issues Matter in Elections

“I have no object and no interests which are not inseparably bound up with the welfare of the state.” ~ Henry Hastings Sibley, Minnesota’s first governor – 1858 inaugural address Few know that Minnesota’s first governor was a Democrat who … Continue reading

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Pipeline Expansion Threatens Wild Rivers

Pipeline Expansion Threatens Wild Rivers

In previous blog posts – June 3, April 17 – I wrote about the increasing pipeline expansion concerns and spill threats in our water-based environment of lakes and streams.  Now our neighbor Wisconsin is experiencing the same concerns because of … Continue reading

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Season of Change

Season of Change

I have always admired the breathtaking colors of fall but had never stopped to think about what makes them change colors; I’m sure I’m not the only one. So, why do leaves change colors? Continue reading

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CM Press Release: Minnesota Land Trust Receives Statewide Recognition For Effective Use Of Legacy Funds

The Minnesota Land Trust will be recognized at its annual meeting on Saturday by Conservation Minnesota and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts for the impact the organization is having statewide utilizing funds provided by the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. Continue reading

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Public Health Impacts of PolyMet Mine Must be Evaluated

Public Health Impacts of PolyMet Mine Must be Evaluated

No health risk assessment has been done to determine the extent of risks to human health from exposure to mercury, asbestos-like fibers, arsenic, nickel and increased levels of air pollutants. Continue reading

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Politics of Mining. Who should pay for the cost of cleanup?

Politics of Mining. Who should pay for the cost of cleanup?

Minnesota is hearing the call for the quick development of the next generation of nonferrous mining. Tuma cautions rushing in and sites examples of other abandonded mine projects from which we should learn. Continue reading

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Wilderness:  We Continually Need It

Wilderness: We Continually Need It

I had the fortune of attending the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act conference in Duluth earlier this month. Continue reading

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We Need AIS Research

We Need AIS Research

AIS are confounding our management organizations and fouling our lakes.  Everyone is frustrated with the AIS issue.  We have cobbled together a system of prevention and management that substantially lacks a good scientific foundation.  We implement various programs and actions … Continue reading

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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

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

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