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Bemidji Pioneer article Excerpt: The average beverage vending machine runs more often than is needed to keep drinks cold and attract customers, according to the Clean Energy Resource Teams. It can cost around $300 every year to supply it with electricity. Installing a small, simple device...
KAUS AM 1480 interview by John Wright Overview: John Wright interviews Merlene Stiles, CERTs VendingMiser Outreach Coordinator, about the money and energy saving potential of VendingMisers. It is a great, very informative piece! Download
Star Tribune article by Tim Harlow Excerpt: Money and academic opportunities are blowing in the wind at Mahtomedi High School, and a group of citizens dedicated to going green intends to capture them. The Mahtomedi Area Green Initiative (MAGI) is in the final stages of a fundraising effort to...
FOX KEYC 12 TV story by Betsy Gessell Overview: The City of New Ulm hosts seminars on the new Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. Video features Jeff Vetsch, West Central and Southwest CERT Coordinator. Click here to watch the video on KEYC’s website >>
West Central Tribune article Excerpt: LAMBERTON — The Minnesota Project, along with partners from Clean Energy Resource Teams, Redwood Electric Cooperative, South Central Electric Cooperative and USDA Rural Development, will host a meeting on March 24 at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center...
KSTP.com event posting Excerpt: Location:Coffee Haus, Luverne, MN. Cost: $10 per business (limit 2 people per business; Includes a light meal and beverage) Have you considered the potential for your business to save money by saving energy? Do you wonder about the funding mechanisms that are...
KLGR event announcement Excerpt: On Thursday, March 24, The Minnesota Project, along with partners from Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERT), Redwood Electric Cooperative, South Central Electric Cooperative, and USDA Rural Development, will be holding a meeting at the Southwest Research and...
Oakdale Patch article by Patty Busse Excerpt: The Oakdale City Council is scheduled, at its meeting Tuesday, March 8, to consider adopting a resolution that would require 29 Pines Manufactured Home Community to construct an on-site storm shelter by June 30. State law requires that a mobile home...
Austin Post-Bulletin story by Kay Fate Story: Sometimes, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. “It’s unbelievable to think how many lights are on in vending machines when no one’s around,” said Merlene Stiles. “When people come up with...
WDIO TV News story by Dennis Anderson and Renee Passal Overview: Dennis Anderson shares information about an event in Eveleth, MN called “Excited About Energy on the Iron Range” where local project participants discussed their efforts and future developments, like a new Silicon Energy...



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