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02/10/2016
The Fillmore County board listened to a presentation by Peter Lindstrom during the Tuesday, Feb. 9, board meeting. Lindstrom serves as the local government outreach coordinator for the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERT) from the University of Minnesota. Lindstrom shared information on the...
01/21/2016
Willmar – A clean energy program that allows businesses to invest in energy-saving measures and pay for the improvements through a property tax assessment is coming to Kandiyohi County. The County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to participate in the program, known as Property Assessed...
01/21/2016
Willmar — A clean energy program that allows businesses to invest in energy-saving measures and pay for the improvements through a property tax assessment is coming to Kandiyohi County. The County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to participate in the program, known as Property Assessed Clean...
01/20/2016
Commercial landowners in Houston County will soon have a new way to finance energy-related improvements for their buildings. That’s because county commissioners approved a new joint powers agreement with the Port Authority of Saint Paul on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The agreement will give...
01/20/2016
It all started with the replacement of a boiler at St. Dominic School. “It was an old boiler that had been in the building for forever,” said George Kinney, chair of the St. Dominic Parish environmental care committee. “It was a situation where, during the winter, some of the classrooms had [the...
01/20/2016
Peter Lindstrom brought good news to the Houston County Board at its Jan. 12 meeting. Lindstrom, the local government outreach coordinator for Clean Energy Resource Teams, a state-wide partnership organization which helps individuals and communities bring forward clean energy projects, was...
01/19/2016
Marine’s GreenStep efforts were recognized last Thursday at the January city council meeting when Diana McKeowan, Metro CERT (Clean Energy Resource Team) director, presented an award for becoming a Step One GreenStep City. There are now 91 GreenStep cities in Minnesota. “We are expecting to...
01/19/2016
With the finishing touches being put on the educational video shot in December, Faribault Main Street will be presenting it as part of an informational session next week. Two sessions will be held at 3 p.m., then again at 5 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Village Theater in downtown Faribault and will...
01/15/2016
Faribault Main Street is hosting two informational programs at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the Village Theater in downtown Faribault. Each event will feature speakers and a Faribault-produced video introducing energy efficient renovation tactics and how they can work hand in hand with...
01/12/2016
HACKENSACK—Paws and Claws Animal Shelter in Hackensack received a $2,000 seed grant from the Clean Energy Resource Teams to support the building of a 40 kW solar array that is expected to produce about 25 percent of the electricity necessary to operate Paws and Claws Rescue and Resort, which will...

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