FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton will honor three environmental projects when he visits the Minnesota State Fair on opening day.

The ceremony is set for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Eco Experience Sustainability Stage. MPCA Commissioner Paul Aasen and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator Susan Hedman will also be on hand.

The Governor’s Awards for Pollution Prevention date back to 1991.

This year’s winners include the city of St. Paul’s Public Pools Green Initiative, which reduces chemical use in public swimming pools; a partnership by Fairview Health Services and other nonprofits that has recycled more than 45 tons of “blue wrap,” which covers operating room supplies during sterilization; and another partnership that will recycle more than 150,000 tons of old roofing shingles into asphalt paving annually.

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Comments (3)
  1. Carl says:

    I guess he cut the Jobs Tour short after figuring out no one in the nursing home was looking for a job!

  2. fail says:

    Oh good for him, he fights for the ghetto for some financial aid from the tornado, and after the last few weeks with all the shootings in north, he doesn’t do anything about it, not a peep. Thats awesome. He does wonders for the people of minneapolis.

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