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How a bipartisan plan to ban the use of carcinogenic TCE fell apart

How a bipartisan plan to ban the use of carcinogenic TCE fell apart

There was strong bipartisan support in the 2019 Legislature for banning the chemical TCE.Continue reading

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Lawmakers crafting budgets turn to dedicated funds

Lawmakers crafting budgets turn to dedicated funds

“Over the decades, there’s been plenty of debate over how the money in those dedicated funds should be spent.”Continue reading

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Minnesota legislators propose changes to solar garden program, EV rebates

Minnesota legislators propose changes to solar garden program, EV rebates

“Senate and House proposals far apart on solar, EV funding, Xcel’s responsibilities.”Continue reading

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Bill would ban flame-retardant chemicals in Minnesota

Bill would ban flame-retardant chemicals in Minnesota

“A bipartisan bill at the Minnesota Legislature would ban flame-retardant chemicals believed to be a health threat to firefighters and children.”Continue reading

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Senator Carrie Ruud applauds bonding bill for restoring the integrity to the Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund

Senator Carrie Ruud applauds bonding bill for restoring the integrity to the Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund

Source: MN Senate Republican Caucus “Senator Carrie Ruud (R-Breezy Point) joined her colleagues on Monday to pass legislation to amend the 2018 bonding bill and restore the integrity of the Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund. The bill, which passed… Continue reading

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New push to get for children outdoors

By: John Croman Source: KARE 11 “The “Leave No Child Inside” bill is part of an effort to help children connect with nature, especially those who may be deprived of such opportunities..” Read More

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It’s time for Minnesota to lead again on clean energy

It’s time for Minnesota to lead again on clean energy

By: Rep. Jamie Long and Sen. Nick Frentz Source: MinnPost’s Community Voices “Today, Minnesota has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to lead our nation’s transition to clean energy, create tens of thousands of homegrown jobs in this new economy, and be a… Continue reading

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Morrison County: Legislature must fix trust fund raid

Morrison County: Legislature must fix trust fund raid

Legislators must correct the trust fund raid By: ECM Editorial Board Source: Morris County Record Read More

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Sen. Ruud introduces bill to protect Natural Resources Trust Fund

Sen. Ruud introduces bill to protect Natural Resources Trust Fund

Ruud introduces bill to protect Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund By Brainerd Dispatch Read More

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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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