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Gov. Dayton’s Courageous Conservation Announcement

Gov. Dayton’s Courageous Conservation Announcement

Dayton surprised many by announcing he would ask the legislature to improve on the laws protecting Minnesota’s streams and ditches against erosion and chemical runoff by establishing a minimum 50 foot buffer strip. Continue reading

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A Slow Start to the Legislative Session

A Slow Start to the Legislative Session

We at Conservation Minnesota will work to keep you informed on the critical issues dealing with our great outdoors so that you can have a meaningful impact on our state environmental policy.Continue reading

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Using Citizen Action to Improve the State

Using Citizen Action to Improve the State

“Citizen action is what it is all about.”* Arlene Lehto Duluth In a connection to place, history and politics, there probably is no more of a unique connection than Duluth and one of Minnesota’s greatest environmental champions who is one… Continue reading

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“Sig” Award for the 2014 Conservation Champion in the Legislature: Rep. Ryan Winkler

“Sig” Award for the 2014 Conservation Champion in the Legislature: Rep. Ryan Winkler

Sig would’ve been proud and my guess he would be a little sentimental about a solid effort put in by Rep. Winkler.Continue reading

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With Toxics Knowledge is Power

With Toxics Knowledge is Power

Thanks to the determination of Rep. Ryan Winkler, Rep. Jean Wagenius, and Speaker Paul Thissen, TFKA passed the house and is awaiting conference committee action.Continue reading

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Conservation Minnesota’s Paul Austin wins the Willard Munger Award

This year at the 3rd Annual Humphrey-Mondale Awards Dinner, held at the Minneapolis Convention Center with over 2000 guests in attendance, Conservation Minnesota’s own Paul Austin received the Willard Munger Award for Distinguished Environmental Stewardship. This award was created in… Continue reading

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The Legislature in a Perilous Time of Session

The Legislature in a Perilous Time of Session

“We soon came to the fort; they had fires on the banks of the river, and stretch across was piling anchored in the river, with torpedoes fixed, to prevent our boats from passing up the river.” Capt. William Duncan December… Continue reading

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North Dakota is Wrong on Coal

North Dakota is Wrong on Coal

Minnesota is on the right side of history when it comes to dirty coal generationContinue reading

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Funding for the Great Outdoors Marches On

Funding for the Great Outdoors Marches On

“For the American people thus to allow such calamities to habitually occur, without adopting any adequate means for their prevention causes our country to be regarded as in some respects only semi-civilized.” General Christopher C. Andrews August 22, 1894 One… Continue reading

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Building a Better Minnesota

Building a Better Minnesota

This year Rep. Hausman has truly been one of the most dedicated advocates for conservation…Continue reading

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