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Is Minnesota Power On The Same Page With Its Duluth Customers?

Is Minnesota Power On The Same Page With Its Duluth Customers?

Conservation Minnesota is supporting efforts of Duluth residents, along with local and statewide organizations, to ensure people in Duluth and MP’s service area have a true community solar garden option that benefits customers and the community, not just a solar service that MP benefits from by providing it as an option to ratepayers. Continue reading

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Hidden Scents in Our Products and the Great Lakes

Hidden Scents in Our Products and the Great Lakes

I’m betting you’ve never heard of galaxolide. Galaxolide is a little known chemical that is very likely in your body and in your home. It’s a synthetic ingredient that gives perfumes and colognes a musky scent. Continue reading

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Solar Issue Heating Up in Saint Peter

Solar Issue Heating Up in Saint Peter

The turnout at a recent meeting to discuss potential solar fees showed the strength of the community’s support for more renewable energy. Continue reading

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The Sun Does Shine on Minnesota

The Sun Does Shine on Minnesota

There have been a lot of headlines coming out of the South Metro recently talking about communities offsetting high utility bills with clean and affordable renewable energy. Continue reading

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Turns Out “Flushable” Wipes Aren’t So Flushable

Turns Out “Flushable” Wipes Aren’t So Flushable

Unfortunately, more and more cities in the west metro have to deal with the problem of flushable wipe products clogging up pipes and wastewater treatment plants. Continue reading

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BPA in Canned Food – Still a Problem

BPA in Canned Food – Still a Problem

Most people are aware that the hormone disrupting chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) was used in plastic baby bottles and water bottles in the past. Consumer demand and state regulation, including in Minnesota, pushed the marketplace to safely eliminate BPA from … Continue reading

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Social Media Could Be Conservation’s Best Friend

Social Media Could Be Conservation’s Best Friend

Social media has allowed people to appear to have a greater engagement with nature than they do, but is that a bad thing for those of us who love our natural places? Continue reading

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2016 Legislative Priorities – Helping Local Communities

2016 Legislative Priorities – Helping Local Communities

During my time here at Conservation Minnesota, I have met with many legislators and have attended many Town Hall meetings and one thing that seems to be of unanimous consent is that this 2016 session is going to be short and fast. Continue reading

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A Hole-in-One Restoration Project

What do you get when you put a golf course, a watershed district, and an impaired stream together? A great water improvement story, of course! Continue reading

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4 tough questions on PolyMet copper-nickel mine

We found the environmental review lacking, so Gov. Dayton needs answers before deciding.
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