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03/30/2018
The city of Richfield adopted a green purchasing policy at its March 13 city council meeting. The green team, a group of city staff members focused on promoting environmentally-friendly practices for the city of Richfield, developed a sustainable purchasing policy for the consideration of the...
03/29/2018
MANKATO , MINN. – The Minnesota Department of Commerce named four winners for their 2018 Clean Energy Community Awards and Minnesota State University-Mankato made the list. MSU won the award for their Campus–Wide Energy Savings Sustainability Project. The school made energy–use related...
03/12/2018
With global temperatures rising and federal action evaporating, Minnesota cities are taking it upon themselves to cut emissions and prepare for a climate they weren’t built for. Across the state, cities are readying themselves for the dangers of climate change and working to shrink their carbon...
03/10/2018
WORTHINGTON — Experts in the fields of job training, renewable energy, biotech and farming will offer a diverse series of presentations and discussions during the annual two-day Worthington Bio Conference. The conference kicks off at 5 p.m. April 5. Ken Peterson, commissioner of the Minnesota...
03/10/2018
On Sept. 12, 1962, President Kennedy spoke at Rice University and gave his “We Choose the Moon” speech and set the vision for putting a man on the moon. The speech started with, “We meet at a college noted for knowledge, in a city noted for progress, in a state noted for strength, and we stand in...
03/06/2018
Click here to watch the story on their website >> WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) – The city of Winona is looking to go completely carbon neutral by 2050, meaning it won’t create any energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve this ambitious goal, city officials and their partners...
03/01/2018
The city of Albert Lea recently received a $3,500 grant it plans to use to evaluate the possibility of expanding the community’s solar energy footprint. The Clean Energy Resource Teams grant was received Monday. The city plans to collect annual energy use data, calculate energy use and...
03/01/2018
Winona’s partnership with Xcel Energy is moving beyond residential energy use and into educating businesses on energy opportunities. Winona and Xcel Energy are working with Minnesota’s Clean Energy Resource Teams to get downtown businesses information about how to reduce energy use and save on...
03/01/2018
The City of Winona and Xcel Energy are collaborating with Minnesota’s Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) to reach out to downtown businesses with information about how they can reduce energy use and save on energy costs. Energy outreach teams will go door-to-door on Tuesday, March 6, with the...
02/28/2018
The Golden Valley City Council gathered with the business council, Rotary Club and other community organizations Feb. 22 for the annual state of the city address. The annual event is a time for city leaders to share goals for the year, and to review past projects, look ahead to new projects and...

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