Governor Dayton

60 years, 5 votes, still needs defending

60 years, 5 votes, still needs defending

Recently the St. Cloud Times wrote an editorial, and it is the best summary that I have seen of the ways that the legislature is ignoring the values of Minnesotans and breaking the promise of the Legacy Amendment this session Continue reading

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Don’t change the buffer law

Don’t change the buffer law

Recently, a number of environmental groups, including Conservation Minnesota, came together to ask members of the Minnesota House and Senate to oppose all changes proposed to the buffer law. Continue reading

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Spring 2017 Newsletter: Improving Minnesota’s Water Quality

Spring 2017 Newsletter: Improving Minnesota’s Water Quality

Minnesotans always tell us that clean water is a top priority. Here are three important things state leaders can do this year to make sure future generations of Minnesotans have clean lakes and drinking water. Continue reading

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Spring 2017 Newsletter: A Chance to Work Together

Spring 2017 Newsletter: A Chance to Work Together

This year, our elected officials have a great opportunity to come together around this value to build prosperous communities while protecting the places we love. Continue reading

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Seeds of Promise: Minnesota’s Leadership on Pollinators

Seeds of Promise: Minnesota’s Leadership on Pollinators

In 2016, Governor Dayton’s Executive Order to protect pollinators set a new national standard, but what exactly does this mean for Minnesota? What does it look like to be a leader of pollinator protection? Check out this blog post to find out! Continue reading

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Winter 2016 Newsletter: Championing the Environmental Way

Winter 2016 Newsletter: Championing the Environmental Way

Minnesota has been a national conservation leader. Our leadership role is still active today, especially on issues concerning clean water and pollinators Continue reading

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4 tough questions on PolyMet copper-nickel mine

We found the environmental review lacking, so Gov. Dayton needs answers before deciding.
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A Clean Water Future?

A Clean Water Future?

The 2015 Legislative session resulted in the net loss of conservation funds, less citizen involvement, un-vetted policy rollbacks, and missed opportunities to address the state’s growing water quality concerns. Continue reading

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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.” Continue reading

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Hope for the Minnesota River

Hope for the Minnesota River

Unfortunately, the Minnesota River remains one of the most troubled bodies of water in our entire state. Continue reading

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