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07/15/2012
Excerpt: The K.K. Berge Building, a two-story brownstone throwback that barely survived demolition after one of the many Minnesota River floods here, sits among a row of shops and businesses downtown. The renovated 1924 structure – its brick facing and high ceilings intact – houses the Chamber of...
07/07/2012
The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced Friday that it has chosen the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) to coordinate efforts for the Minnesota Solar Challenge, which hopes to educate local governments on how to simplify the permitting and regulatory process of installing solar...
07/05/2012
The City of Royalton has received an award for its efforts toward environmental sustainability. The city was named a Minnesota GreenStep City. Royalton accomplished the feat by decreasing energy usage by relamping city buildings. Also, the city has replaced old traffic signals with LED lights to...
07/03/2012
A new equipment discount program, utility rebates and existing federal tax credits make it a good time for Southeastern Minnesota homeowners and businesses to install solar. Customers can receive deep discounts on specific solar equipment if they sign up for the Make Mine Solar program by Sept....
06/29/2012
Royalton was recently honors as a Minnesota GreenStep City. This honor is bestowed upon cities that have completed steps toward environment sustainability goals.. Partnering organizations of the program include the League of Minnesota Cities, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Division of...
06/28/2012
The city of Newport’s steps to increase efficiency and reduce energy use have earned it a state environmental designation. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency last month named Newport a GreenStep city, recognizing the city for its efforts reduce its environmental impact through community...
06/27/2012
Eagan is among only four Minnesota cities recognized as having taken the most steps to implement energy use reductions and best practices. Eagan was lauded as part of the GreenStep Cities program for accomplishing 20 of 28 best practices, so far, in sustainability at last week’s League of Minnesota...
06/23/2012
Do you and your community need funding to get an energy efficiency or renewable energy project off the ground? The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) can help. CERTs seek to provide seed grants to support the labor costs for clean energy projects that spur community development in Minnesota....
06/19/2012
Running a farm takes a lot of energy—in more ways than one. In 2009, Minnesota’s 81,000 farms spent more than $700 million on transportation fuel and an additional $160 million on electricity. Energy use on Minnesota farms and production facilities varies considerably depending on the type and...
06/19/2012
Running a farm takes a lot of energy—in more ways than one. In 2009, Minnesota’s 81,000 farms spent more than $700 million on transportation fuel and an additional $160 million on electricity. Energy use on Minnesota farms and production facilities varies considerably depending on the type...

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