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Volunteer ‘detectors’ will watch the water in invasive species fight

They may not look like traditional detectives, but a new group of trained volunteers is ready to hit the lakes on the lookout for aquatic invaders. Continue reading

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On the Business Case for Renewables (and Why It’s so Strong)

Fortunately, there’s one investment decision that can keep you on track: renewable energy Continue reading

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Help needed to restore MN’s native prairie

Close to 1 percent of Minnesota’s native prairie remains today, and a new program happening in St. Paul Thursday is focused on protecting our landscape Continue reading

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Local View: Minnesotans could be left holding the bag after mining

Unfortunately, accidents, spills, and leaks happen wherever sulfide ores are mined — with the costs to deal with them enormous. Continue reading

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City of Northfield considers solar subscription

Northfield may take a step in the direction of renewable energy, as staff and the City Council consider the merits of subscribing to community solar gardens Continue reading

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The rise of wind energy raises questions about its reliability

In the windy Great Plains, it’s not just the placement of these large towers, which have been welcomed by some, yet cause for concern for others. Continue reading

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Dayton celebrates funding for water pipeline to Worthington

Dayton met with the LCRWS board and then hosted a press conference celebrating the final piece of funding to complete expansion of the Lewis & Clark water pipeline to Worthington Continue reading

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DNR Strips Public Status from 640 Miles of Minnesota Streams

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has abruptly removed 640 miles of streams, rivers and ditches from its inventory of public water. Continue reading

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Minneapolis considering plastic bag fee after state blocked bag ban

Stores citywide were preparing to do away with plastic bags and charge a 5-cent paper bag fee on June 1 under a new ordinance. Then the Legislature stepped in and blocked the ban the day before it was set to take effect Continue reading

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A sweet arrangement: Couple develops hardy bees, solar gardens and location-specific honey

The Boltons’ efforts to produce a line of distinct, location-specific honey and to promote pollinator-friendly solar gardens are garnering national attention Continue reading

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