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04/22/2016
La Crescent is moving toward becoming a greener city, with the help of the Minnesota GreenStep program. With the assistance of a $3,000 grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, La Crescent launched their GreenStep City efforts with a “Green Team” meeting on March 30. The team spent...
04/21/2016
Jubilee Market & Peacemeals, USDA program both win with grant funding for renewable, efficient energy systems, improvements   It was an evening of celebration, “REAP”ing what they have sown. Jubilee Markets & Peacemeals, part of Jubilee Fruits & Vegetables of Mountain Lake and...
04/21/2016
WORTHINGTON — For years, cooks at Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant worked next to refrigerators that produced so much heat that air conditioners had to be placed in the kitchen. The small restaurant, located at 1906 Oxford St., did not have a heating or cooling system and used so many small — and...
04/21/2016
BEMIDJI—With Bemidji and the surrounding area on a more sustainable trajectory than a year ago, some of the groups that made it happen are planning to celebrate. On Saturday evening, Northwest Clean Energy Resource Teams, in collaboration with the Bemidji Sustainability Committee and the...
04/20/2016
Across Minnesota, solar power, renewable energy, and energy efficiency projects are picking up steam and Winona County is no exception. Winona County permitted two small solar power plants in recent months and a third will seek a permit on Thursday night. The County Board is considering a 25-year...
04/19/2016
MOUNTAIN IRON — Participants in this year’s Iron Range Earth Fest will have the opportunity to learn about community solar gardens, a community greenhouse, and sustainable infrastructure, take a phenology hike, and interact with vendors from throughout the region. The eighth annual event will...
04/17/2016
Winthrop, Arlington and Lake Crystal are among more than 100 Minnesota cities advancing energy, water, economic and environmental practices. The communities are Minnesota GreenStep Cities, a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve sustainability and quality-...
04/16/2016
BEMIDJI — The Northwest Minnesota GreenStep Cities and Tribal Nations Celebration will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. April 23 at Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. in Bemidji. Community leaders, local government staff, educators, students and people from all walks of life will come...
04/16/2016
The Northwest Minnesota GreenStep Cities and Tribal Nations Celebration will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. April 23 at Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad St. in Bemidji. Community leaders, local government staff, educators, students and people from all walks of life will come together to share the...
04/12/2016
The city of Edina’s Energy & Environment Commission will host its fifth-annual Environmental Forum 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at Fick Auditorium, at Edina High School, 6754 Valley View Road. This year’s forum, “A Smart Energy Future: Will Edina Lead the Way?” will focus on renewable energy...

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