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Construction of huge north-side solar array to start next month

Geronimo Energy has nearly completed the purchase of city-owned land just west of Lime Valley Road, and installation of solar panels covering the equivalent of about 20 football fields is slated to begin as soon as next month. Continue reading

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Chisago County takes pride in being dubbed ‘Solar Capitol of Minnesota’

Tax and investment incentives and local cooperative projects between traditional energy distributors and the solar generating industry have resulted in solar power becoming part of the local landscape. Continue reading

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Klobuchar pushes for firefighter cancer registry in Minneapolis

She says the registry would create a data base that would help researchers, physicians and most importantly firefighters track and determine which kinds of exposure is leading to specific types of cancer. Continue reading

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Anderson: Nobles County sets good example on water

water that gathers on land above it after heavy rains filters to the aquifer quickly, raising its level. Which can be good. But not if the same rainwaters carry farm chemicals Continue reading

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When it comes to sulfide mining, let’s use ‘pro-water’ and…

sulfide mining in Minnesota can say they are pro-clean water, not when the reality of sulfide mining … our waters by allowing sulfide mining in Minnesota’s premier lake district are… Continue reading

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A different way for Minnesota to achieve ambitious clean-water goals

Minnesota’s water challenges are huge — look at the numbers: According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, we expect a 6 percent to 8 percent reduction in water pollution with the current efforts Continue reading

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Dakota County could add more land to Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Dakota County and the community center have had early discussions about land protection and management options for the property Continue reading

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Legislative update: Rural issues remain top of mind

Star Tribune noted Dayton’s different approach to his 25 by 25 goal as did Harold Wolle, president of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, who said MCGA members appreciate the new approach and will support the 25/25 goal Continue reading

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Anti-Zip Rail bill advances in House

A bill prohibiting any public dollars from being spent to build a high-speed rail line from Rochester to the Twin Cities cleared its first legislative hurdle on Monday Continue reading

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Minnesota Legislature: Water quality efforts require collaboration

water quality a hallmark of his administration. We have seen the most success on this issue when we collaborate with local governments and landowners Continue reading

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