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Guest Opinion: Soil and Water Conservation Districts: Ensuring funding for the boots on the ground

Guest Opinion: Soil and Water Conservation Districts: Ensuring funding for the boots on the ground

Soil and Water Conservation Districts, while perhaps not as well-known as the DNR or PCA, are a vital component of a healthy environment by helping direct and manage natural resource programs in MinnesotaContinue reading

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Dayton veto brings GOP counterpunch to governor’s groundwater legacy

Dayton veto brings GOP counterpunch to governor’s groundwater legacy

Dayton vetoed the ag policy bill on Monday. And now, lawmakers are moving toward delaying his agriculture department’s groundwater protection ruleContinue reading

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Republicans at the Legislature suggest tapping lottery trust fund for public works

Republicans at the Legislature suggest tapping lottery trust fund for public works

The little-known Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR) uses more than $1 billion from a lottery-fueled trust fund to pay for environment and natural-resource projectsContinue reading

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Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, calls it ‘extreme overreach’

Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, calls it ‘extreme overreach’

Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday vetoed an attempt by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to nullify the state’s wild rice sulfate standardContinue reading

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Bipartisan steps will yield better water quality in years ahead

Bipartisan steps will yield better water quality in years ahead

the positive effects of these modifications to the Clean Water Legacy Act will ripple across the state, yielding better water quality and greater responsiveness to impaired waters in the months and years aheadContinue reading

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Legislators push for water quality easements

Legislators push for water quality easements

A bonding request would help fully fund a program that establishes conservation practices on private land using state and federal dollars, supporters sayContinue reading

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Could fewer lawsuits lead to less salt in state waters?

Could fewer lawsuits lead to less salt in state waters?

A bill that would incentivize water-friendly salt application methods was approved as amended by the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance CommitteeContinue reading

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Rep. Jurgens: co-author to help reduce amount of road salt polluting our water

Rep. Jurgens: co-author to help reduce amount of road salt polluting our water

Representative Jurgens is co-author of HF 3577 which will help reduce the amount of road salt polluting our water.

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Rep. Loon: co-author to help reduce amount of road salt polluting our water

Rep. Loon: co-author to help reduce amount of road salt polluting our water

Representative Loon is co-author of HF 3577 which will help reduce the amount of road salt polluting our water.

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Rep. Fenton: co-author to help reduce amount of road salt polluting our water

Rep. Fenton: co-author to help reduce amount of road salt polluting our water

Representative Fenton is co-author of HF 3577 which will help reduce the amount of road salt polluting our water.

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