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Minnesota steps up to the plate on climate

Minnesota steps up to the plate on climate

Minnesota is already far down the path leading away from polluting coal and toward renewable, homegrown energyContinue reading

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Brained area benefits from Legacy and PILT bills

Brained area benefits from Legacy and PILT bills

the Brainerd lakes area legislative delegation gave their take on how the recently completed 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature played out for respective districtsContinue reading

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DNR boss credits public pressure for wins at Legislature

DNR boss credits public pressure for wins at Legislature

there would have been no action on the DNR’s central request for fee increases if outdoors enthusiasts had not spoken up.Continue reading

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Big bills, little time: what to watch in the last week

Big bills, little time: what to watch in the last week

It’s the last full week of the Legislature’s 2017 session. What’s left to do? Almost everything. That means lawmakers and lobbyists are expecting a lot of long hours and late days this week.Continue reading

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Outdoors groups defend rural buffer strips

Outdoors groups defend rural buffer strips

The natural resources bill pending in the legislature would delay implementation of the rule, now scheduled to take effect in November of 2017Continue reading

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State Sen. Ruud champions outdoors — and its consumers

State Sen. Ruud champions outdoors — and its consumers

State Sen. Carrie Ruud lives in the heart of Minnesota lakes country… She’s pro-conservation, pro-environment and pro-clean waterContinue reading

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Legislators approaching home stretch

Legislators approaching home stretch

Debate on the Environment Bill drew some of the sharpest criticism. The measure exempts hundreds of thousands of acres of land from the state’s buffer lawContinue reading

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Bonding bill in limbo at Legislature and so are projects around the state

Bonding bill in limbo at Legislature and so are projects around the state

With less than a month until lawmakers are supposed to head home, the House’s GOP majority has not yet released a bonding proposalContinue reading

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Lessard: heritage fund is about access

Lessard: heritage fund is about access

The Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council was established by the legislature with the responsibility of providing annual funding recommendationsContinue reading

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Ruud, Heintzeman differ on environment policy

Ruud, Heintzeman differ on environment policy

in Minnesota,” she said.She said the minnows can be obtained from a bio-secure facility, an option she prefers to the risk of potentially spreading around minnows from aquatic invasive species-infeContinue reading

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