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For ’13 Legislature, Long List Of Issues To Tackle

Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature’s new Democratic majorities have made it clear: The session that starts Tuesday will be all about the state budget.

01/04/2013

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Minn. Citizen Forums On Environment Begin Tuesday

A series of Citizens Forums kicks off this week to give Minnesotans a chance to weigh in on their priorities and visions for the environment.

11/25/2012

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Dayton Hosts Interior Secretary On Mississippi

Governor Mark Dayton hosted U.S.Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for a boat ride on the Mississippi River on Friday. Salazar is on a multi-state tour highlighting national conservation efforts, as well as talking about how President Obama wants to encourage outdoor recreation opportunities and create jobs.

08/17/2012

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5 Songs For Earth Day

Here are 5 songs for Earth Day, to keep you rocking and keep you thinking about the environment.

04/09/2012

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Good Question: More Eco-Friendly: Real Or Fake Trees?

For a lot of us, the choice is easy: we’re real tree or fake tree people.

12/01/2011

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Dayton To Honor 3 Environmental Projects At Fair

Gov. Mark Dayton will honor three environmental projects when he visits the Minnesota State Fair on opening day.

08/25/2011

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Minn. Lawmakers OK Cuts On Parks, Safety, Colleges

Republican legislative majorities pushed ahead Tuesday with their plan to cut $5 billion from Minnesota’s budget without raising state taxes, taking up spending proposals for environmental programs, public safety and colleges and universities.

03/29/2011

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Report Calls Minn. Permitting Slow, Duplicative

Minnesota’s legislative auditor says the state’s process for environmental review of private-sector projects is too often burdened by delays, uncertainty and duplication of effort.

03/01/2011

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Austin Snow Pile May Harm The Environment

The streets in Austin, Minn., are clear of snow after a record winter, but now area conservationists worry the plowing has created a new problem.

02/19/2011

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Advocates Fear Great Lakes Restoration In Trouble

A Great Lakes environmental fix-up is on shaky ground as President Barack Obama continues scaling back spending proposals and congressional Republicans push for even deeper cuts, supporters said Monday.

02/14/2011

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Minn. Panel Considers Faster Environmental Reviews

A proposal to speed up environmental reviews and permitting for businesses gets its first legislative hearing on Thursday.

01/20/2011

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Panel To Get Report On Sustaining State’s Water Quality

A Minnesota House environment committee gets a presentation Wednesday on a long-range plan to ensure the Land of 10,000 Lakes has clean, abundant water for generations to come.

01/05/2011

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Conservation Program Awards $3.6M To 35 Projects

Minnesota has announced the award of $3.6 million in 35 grants through the new Conservation Partners Legacy grant program.

11/16/2010

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General Mills Eyes 2015 Environmental Goals

General Mills Inc. plans to cut its water usage 20 percent by 2015, just one of its updated environmental sustainability goals. The maker of Cheerios, Yoplait yogurt and other products said Friday that it will […]

11/12/2010

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Good To Know: Responses To ‘Energy’ In Politics

Tuesday night’s Good to Know got a lot of response. It was about why candidates for office this November aren’t talking about energy policy. So Don Shelby, opens the mailbag for some reaction.

10/28/2010

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