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Last summer, Rochester Public Utilities put forward a first-of-its-kind proposal for a municipal utility—be 100% renewable by 2050 and achieve 50% renewable energy by the time their current power contract expires in 2030.

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Electric Vehicles, or EVs, are getting a lot of attention these days. Here are a few things to know about this transportation transformation.

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by John Anderson, Regional Manager - West Metro

On Wednesday, October 30th I went to a great event at the Ridgedale Library that showed how the community is working to protect and restore its open spaces.

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Moderator Nels Paulsen of Conservation Minnesota (left) with legislators.
by Keely Cervantes, Regional Manager - East Metro

Last Saturday, six area legislators sat together at a town hall meeting to discuss the toxic chemical TCE with their constituents.

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by Avery Hildebrand, Regional Manager - Southeast Metro

I recently hosted a town hall event with legislators from Apple Valley, Eagan, and Rosemount to discuss conservation issues.  Senators Jim Carlson and Greg Clausen and Representatives Robert Bierman and John Huot were all kind enough to join us at the School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley to talk with constituents about their environmental concerns.

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by John Anderson, Regional Manager - West Metro

When we think about debates around conservation and environmental issues, a lot of folks think about what goes on at the state Capitol or in Washington, DC.

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by Avery Hildebrand, Regional Manager - Southeast Metro

On a warm and sunny late August afternoon, the sound of engines rumble as the Hastings Saturday Night Cruise-in moves under way.

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by Paul Austin, Executive Director

Today Governor Walz announced the new Clean Cars Minnesota, a set of clean car standards that will reduce air pollution from cars and trucks on Minnesota roads and improve access to electric and fuel-efficient vehicles.

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by Paul Austin, Executive Director

This past Wednesday the Trump Administration announced the Environmental Protection Agency will revoke California’s longstanding waiver to set vehicle emissions standards under the Clean Air Act.

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If you have even a tiny patch of lawn, you can convert it to a pollinator-friendly landscape and help the comeback of an endangered species