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Minnesota farmers make changes in buffer zones around water a top issue

A new requirement for farmers to provide plant buffers around water has bubbled up to be a top rural issue in the Minnesota Capitol Continue reading

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Environmental protections under assault in St. Paul

conservation groups across the state are sounding the alarm about a legislative session that they say has devolved into a wholesale assault on Minnesota’s environmental standards and on the public’s right to weigh-in on behalf of environmental protection Continue reading

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Logging, intentional fires planned in Superior National Forest to improve moose habitat

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing a major logging, burning and thinning project north and east the Gunflint Trail Continue reading

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Leech Lake competing in U.S. Dept. of Energy solar challenge

The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe is taking on a challenge to increase its ability to provide solar power Continue reading

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Protecting local waters: Ramsey Conservation District holds Aquatic Invasive Species public forum

raise awareness about protecting the world’s most valuable natural resource, the Ramsey Conservation District held an aquatic invasive species public forum Continue reading

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My View: GOP House plan undermines Legacy, outdoors funding

House File 707 — the Legacy Omnibus Bill — is a ponderous one dealing with the disbursement of millions of dollars raised from the Legacy sales tax Continue reading

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Minnesota Ranked One of the Nation’s Greenest States

Minnesota has made yet another list. Wallethub has named Minnesota the 7th Greenest State in the country Continue reading

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How Forests Impact Water Quality and Quantity

Although these natural process are an important part of the water cycle, this means that forests can also restrict water supply to dry areas. Continue reading

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St. Paul to juice a fourth of its municipal buildings with power from solar gardens

City officials have negotiated an agreement with GreenMark Solar to power a fourth of St. Paul’s municipal buildings with electricity derived from community solar gardens Continue reading

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Local view: Here’s how we can support Duluth’s push to go greener

…as the Duluth Energy Coalition, a lot has been learned about Duluth energy use. And, yes, we are… They will require great cooperation from Minnesota Power and strong leadership from the City… Continue reading

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