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05/10/2017
CHISHOLM — Chisholm is being eyed for the introduction of a service learning program for high school students. Consultant Bill Mittlefehldt, owner of Cross Currents, introduced the concept to city leaders last week during public participation. A former school teacher, Mittlefehldt proposed...
04/26/2017
La Crescent is screaming green as the La Crescent GreenStep Cities program organizes the first community-wide Arbor Day event. The earth celebration comes after the city approved a solar roof project for the La Crescent Fire Station and Community Center. “Our goal is to promote sustainability...
04/24/2017
Click here to watch the video report >>   La Crescent, MN has earned the right to be called “Tree City USA”. The official designation to become a tree city is accomplished with the achievement of four core ordinances. La Crescent has already established itself for it...
04/19/2017
The city and township of La Crescent have joined hands as they enter the green bandwagon together. The two municipalities entered a power purchase agreement April 10 with Winona Renewable Energy for the installation of solar panels on the roof of La Crescent’s Fire Station and Community Building...
04/12/2017
Jordan has been implementing policies and practices to go green over the years, and right now the city is poised to be recognized as a Step 3 GreenStep City. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and...
03/18/2017
In the light of recent work being done in the City of Marine regarding its urban forest and becoming a GreenStep City, the council is considering taking further steps to become a Tree City USA. Founded in 1976 by the Arbor Day Foundation, Tree City USA is a program that “provides the framework...
03/13/2017
We are members of the Morris Tree Board who have been contacted by residents about the recent removal of trees from our parks and boulevards. We share the concern. Urban environments can be harsh without mature trees. To preserve and protect our public tree canopy, the Tree Board has been working...
02/11/2017
Early Tuesday morning this past week, Mayor Paul Hicks delivered his annual State of the City Address. The yearly speech is one that summarizes key achievements of the past year and also offers a taste of what the city hopes to accomplish in the coming year. This year’s speech talked of...
02/09/2017
There is work that can be done at a city and state level to preserve our planet for future generations. By listening and acting with skill and mindfulness, we can do this work. I live in Oakdale, Minnesota. In 2015, the city was presented the first-ever Sustainable City Award for our Generation...
01/14/2017
Right now, not much but mounds of snow sit atop the roof of Edina’s public works building. But that will change in the spring, when the city installs solar panels to create a community solar garden. Clean energy advocates say the solar array is just one way that metro area suburbs are leading the...

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