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Solar is coming to Austin, Rochester and Saint Peter!

Solar is coming to Austin, Rochester and Saint Peter!

After years of advocacy, the residents of several southern Minnesota cities are finally going to have the opportunity to buy into community solar.




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Community Water Meetings Coming Soon

Community Water Meetings Coming Soon

We are a unique state with a unique character and if anyone can get the job done right, it’s Minnesotans.




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Citizen Input Improves the Process

Citizen Input Improves the Process

By leaving concerned citizens outside the process, cities risk squandering a valuable resource that could enhance and enrich their policies. Sometimes it takes an outsider to point it out.




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Solar Panels on your home: a guide to working with HOA’s

Solar Panels on your home: a guide to working with HOA’s

Exploring solar panels is an exciting process for homeowners who are able to take the step towards being nearly energy self-reliant, but speaking with a homeowner association for approval can seem complicated and daunting. Check out this post for tips on seeking solar panel approval with an HOA!




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Volunteer efforts add up

Volunteer efforts add up

It’s estimated that Dakota County has saved tax payers $900,000 in 2016 alone as a result of their volunteer programs for everything from pulling invasive species to being a Master Recycler/Composter.




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Posted on by Avery Hildebrand | Posted in Featured Stories, Lakes, Rivers and Water, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment
How Minnetonka is Restoring its Open Spaces

How Minnetonka is Restoring its Open Spaces

While we all have different spring activities we are looking forward too, one big activity I’m working on in Minnetonka is removing garlic mustard – lots and lots of garlic mustard.




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Legislators need to know about our conservation concerns

Legislators need to know about our conservation concerns

Elected officials need to hear from their constituents regarding conservation issues throughout Minnesota and in your community.




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The Legacy Impact

The Legacy Impact

The Legacy Amendment is one of Minnesota’s most celebrated and collaborative achievements. However, the value of Legacy funds has come into question this legislative session.




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Choosing safe fish for health

Choosing safe fish for health

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is making it easier for women to choose and eat fish that are lower in common contaminants




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Working together to clean up the Mississippi River

Working together to clean up the Mississippi River

Luckily, this past Earth Day I was able to take part in a great community event that also happened to help the environment.




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