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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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Taking up the rains: Shoreview’s Mark Maloney explains how rainfall changes affect cities

Taking up the rains: Shoreview’s Mark Maloney explains how rainfall changes affect cities

Our rain events in Minnesota have been getting more intense. How will our cities respond to these changes to keep us safe from overflowing lakes and flooded roads?

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Cost Sharing Programs Could Be Available for Your Spring Lawn and Garden Projects

Cost Sharing Programs Could Be Available for Your Spring Lawn and Garden Projects

The good news is that your local watershed district may be offering opportunities to help share the costs when it comes doing something like installing a raingarden or restoring native habitats.

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Rochester: One Important Vote Could Save Energy and Money

Rochester: One Important Vote Could Save Energy and Money

The Rochester Energy Commission has completed an Energy Action Plan to save the city thousands of dollars and move Rochester closer to its energy goals. But, not all on Council are seeing the win-win.

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Nitrogen and Buckthorn? Yes, they’re related issues.

Nitrogen and Buckthorn? Yes, they’re related issues.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with buckthorn, it’s an invasive tree (some consider it to be a shrub) that is all but impossible to get rid of.

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Summer 2016 Newsletter: Keeping the Clean Water Promise

Summer 2016 Newsletter: Keeping the Clean Water Promise

As May came to a close and most Minnesotans started thinking about summer, elected officials at the state capitol wrapped up this year’s Legislative Session.

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Winter 2015 Newsletter: Preserving Our Traditions

Winter 2015 Newsletter: Preserving Our Traditions

At Conservation Minnesota it has become our tradition to ask Minnesotans, like you, what conservation areas they care about.

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Nitrates: Not Just the Way It Is

Nitrates: Not Just the Way It Is

Nitrates in drinking water are no longer a problem that just affects agricultural communities but now suburban and urban communities. Should we just drink bottled water for the rest of our lives and say to ourselves, “this is just the way it is”?

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The View from Moose Mountain

The View from Moose Mountain

At Lutsen Mountains, the Superior Hiking Trail creates the opportunity to explore in hiking boots the mountain terrain that makes the ski area one of the best in the Upper Midwest.

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