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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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Good To Know: Where’s The ‘Energy’ In Politics?

As Election Day draws near, there is a certain subject that politicians are afraid to broach. The subject is energy policy. Don Shelby says somebody in leadership ought to start talking, right now.

10/27/2010

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Good To Know: The Green, Grand, Google

There is interesting news out of Wall Street. Google, the internet search engine, blew past all projections and drove stocks higher than expected. Don Shelby says Google and its kind may become more powerful than we can imagine.

10/15/2010

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Good To Know: Do We Just Accept Pollution?

There have been several man-made disasters in the news this year — the worst oil spill in U.S. history in the Gulf and, now, in Hungary a toxic industrial spill that has ruined cities and may ruin one of the world’s great rivers. Don Shelby says the world needs resources. But is pollution just part of the equation we must accept?

10/08/2010

The Nite Show with Mischke – 7/22/10

We usually see birds as pretty and cheerful and serene.  But birds have another lifestyle unbeknownst to most humans.  Bridget Stutchbury, author of “The Private Lives of Birds”, informs us of the dirty little secrets […]

07/23/2010

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