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Get outside and look up, Minnesota!

Get outside and look up, Minnesota!

If the weather is fair, you have your certified viewing glasses on hand, and you’re out enjoying a beautiful Minnesota summer day on Monday, August 21st, take a moment to look up and enjoy the eclipse!




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Lake Cornelia Needs Our Help

Lake Cornelia Needs Our Help

I was glad to see this issue addressed, after all Lake Cornelia has a number of problems these days including a major break out of toxic blue-green algae that happened this past fall.




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The Growing Blue-Green Algae Threat

The Growing Blue-Green Algae Threat

Bodies of water all over the state are under the growing threat of blue-green algae.




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Mega-rain Events Test Our Waterways

Mega-rain Events Test Our Waterways

Mega-rain events, like the one in late September, are putting the streams, rivers and ditches of SE Minnesota to the test. It’s time to change our assumptions and practices to achieve more successes and fewer failures.




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Did you know: community solar gardens can be actual gardens?

Did you know: community solar gardens can be actual gardens?

Community Solar Garden makes sense from an energy perspective, since energy utilities are harvesting energy from them, but we don’t usually think of them as gardens with lovely flowers and bees. However…




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Buffers – A Step in the Right Direction

Buffers – A Step in the Right Direction

“…The good thing about the buffer initiative is the large uniformity that it could bring to water quality here in our state – tens of thousands of acres of potential pollinator habitat, reduced runoff of nutrients and sediment, while also providing flexibility for farmers…”




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Conservation Minnesota Responds To Governor’s Roll Back Of Buffers Law

Conservation Minnesota Responds To Governor’s Roll Back Of Buffers Law

“The decision by the governor and House Republicans to roll back a portion of the state’s buffer legislation was a truly disappointing development.”




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On Bee-ing Minnesotan

On Bee-ing Minnesotan

Minnesotans are the bee’s knees when it comes to protecting pollinators!




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Climate Conscious Before It Was Cool

Climate Conscious Before It Was Cool

Despite it getting to be cool, the problem at times seems overwhelming.




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Give to Max!

Give to Max!

Community Coordinators, John Anderson and Avery Hildebrand, and Public Engagement Director Jaclyn Urness, helped me skip out of work for a bit yesterday to go birdwatching.




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