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Pine River Watershed Alliance to host annual meeting
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DWI deaths down in Minnesota, but progress slowing
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Destination Downtown Launch Party set June 20
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11 Minnesota nursing homes on federal 'secret' list of troubled facilities
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Myers: In praise of the 17-inch walleye
A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too?
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May 13, 2019
Smith co-introduces bill to establish federal clean energy standard
Wednesday, Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., and Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., the U.S. House assistant speaker, introduced the Clean Energy Standard...
May 13, 2019 - 4:30pm
April 16, 2019
CLC to host renewable energy presentation
The public is invited to a presentation about renewable energy noon to 1 p.m. April 24 at Central Lakes College. Chris Conry, campaign director of the Minnesota 100% Campaign, will discuss how a coalition of more than 40 environmental organizations, community groups and labor unions...
April 16, 2019 - 4:30pm
April 12, 2019
Klobuchar co-sponsors bill to expand renewable energy access in rural areas
U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., introduced new bipartisan legislation to help rural communities access renewable...
April 12, 2019 - 12:30pm
February 27, 2019
Reader Opinion: Support renewable energy
Recent newspaper articles have taught us that the Midwest is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. It is already increasing the spread of diseases carried by ticks and mosquitoes, affecting the health of local plants and animals and the incomes of farmers and resort...
February 27, 2019 - 8:30am
February 5, 2019
Climate change activists carry clean energy push to Minnesota Capitol
ST. PAUL — Climate change activists told Minnesota lawmakers Tuesday, Feb. 5, the state should set a deadline to transition to 100 percent...
February 5, 2019 - 5:36pm
December 21, 2018
BHS alumna makes STEM fun for Baxter students: Author visit gets kids involved
BAXTER—Talking about renewable energy may not be too exciting to an elementary school-age student. But, add in a tidbit about how students...
December 21, 2018 - 11:00am
December 18, 2018
Wind, solar power increasing in region
GRAND FORKS — North Dakota is nationally known for its oil and gas production, which are both at all-time highs. The state is also abundant...
December 18, 2018 - 3:37pm
November 10, 2018
Sustainability event seeks presenters, vendors
The 13th Back to Basics will be Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, and Happy Dancing Turtle is seeking presenters, vendors and sponsors for the educational event that focuses on sustainability and resilience. Presenters are welcome to submit a workshop proposal by Monday, Nov. 12. Sessions are...
November 10, 2018 - 2:30am
August 8, 2018
Minnesota experiencing clean energy job boom, but skilled workers are hard to find
ST. PAUL—Six years ago, IPS Solar in Roseville had just four employees. Today, it has more than 40 and expects to keep growing. Eric Pasi, chief development officer of the commercial solar developer and installer, says much of that increase is due to legislation approved in...
August 8, 2018 - 8:58pm
August 2, 2018
Reader Opinion: Trump's lucky timing
The U.S. economy grew by more than 4 percent last quarter, which President Trump attributed to tax cuts and his other policies. Economists noted that one cause was a lot of pre-tariff buying, especially of soybeans and other exported U.S. farm products. In between taking bows, Trump...
August 2, 2018 - 12:45pm
June 12, 2018
With help, Moorhead business aims to be 'the most sustainable little malt plant in the world'
MOORHEAD, Minn.—The Minnesota Waste Wise Foundation has been providing safe, cost-saving alternatives for environmental sustainability...
June 12, 2018 - 10:26am
April 20, 2018
Reader Opinion: Where have all the birds gone?
Photographing, monitoring and enjoying the return and busy nesting season of Great Blue Herons on our land in Brainerd is a family tradition. This winter-like spring is proving very difficult for the majestic birds. They should be building and laying eggs in the three hundred tree...
April 20, 2018 - 7:30am
April 13, 2018
Reader Opinion: Renewable energy
Hello friends, today I would like to take a minute of your time to discuss renewable energy. Ignoring climate change, as we could talk about that for hours, I would like to discuss the economic case for renewable. For one, it is a fact that all fossil fuels from oil to coal to even...
April 13, 2018 - 7:30am
Reader Opinion: Switch to renewable energy sources
This is the last week for comment on the Volkswagen Settlement. If you've noticed the large number of Volkswagens parked at the old Paper Mill site, you may be aware that Volkswagen was sued for falsifying the emissions information for these cars that were sold in the United States....
March 13, 2018 - 7:30am
January 2, 2018
Chippewa County in Minnesota is solar industry's latest frontier
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. - The latest frontier in the solar power industry's growth in Minnesota is found in Chippewa County, where workers are completing...
January 2, 2018 - 5:26am