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01/10/2015
For years New Hope has been a city conscious of its energy consumption and sustainability. After a resident approached the council early 2014 questioning why the city did not participate in an energy saving program, City Manager Kirk McDonald compiled a list of several area programs for the...
01/07/2015
Shorewood is known for its natural beauty, which might become greener in 2015. The Planning Commission has recommended participation in the Tree City program, to be discussed at the City Council’s Jan. 12 meeting. “We are just now exploring [the Tree City Program]. One of the criteria is that the...
01/06/2015
With the temps dipping into the negative numbers, maybe it’s time to plan that little getaway for springtime. You know, get out of Rochester and head someplace exotic. Well, I’ve got just the place: Why not head to sunny Saint Cloud on March 10-11 for the CERTs 2015 Conference on...
12/30/2014
OWATONNA — Christmas is over and soon also will be New Year’s Day, then finally comes a big sigh of relief for once again surviving the holidays. But first, it’s time to take down the decorations, remove the tree and sweep away the needles. Opting out of holiday cleaning entirely is also an...
12/23/2014
ORONOCO, Minn. – Dairy farmers in southeast Minnesota gathered for a workshop titled “Lunch and Learn: Energy Efficient Dairy Production” on Dec. 11 at People’s Energy Cooperative in Oronoco, Minn. The Southeast Clean Energy Resource Team, People’s Energy Cooperative,...
12/23/2014
Marine on St. Croix is following the lead of 75 other municipalities across the state by joining the GreenStep Cities program. GreenStep is a voluntary, three-year program started by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) back in 2007. It provides a framework for cities to follow to...
12/17/2014
Despite a rainy, fog-filled start to the week, the students in the Solar PV Installer course at Riverland Community College are counting on the sunshine as they piece together a new solar electric vehicle charging station in Austin. The students placed the charging station in the downtown in the...
12/17/2014
Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) —- The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources lends a few simple and effective ways for conserving energy and save money around the holiday season. “Replace incandescent decorative lights with high–efficient LED bulbs for your indoor and...
12/16/2014
Bison farmer and cheesemaker Ed Eichten was rifling through his office, a cluttered monument to adventure. He was surrounded by deer antlers, statues of bison, an old bison skull and even a mounted zebra skin. Finally, he pulled out a couple of binders stuffed with paper and retrieved an aerial...
12/12/2014
Expectations are high today as Minnesota’s largest utility begins accepting applications for community solar projects at 9 a.m. today. It’s anyone guess show many solar garden developers will submit on the first day of business for Xcel Energy‘s Solar Rewards Community program. Some developers...

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