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The Line: Happy First Deadline Week!

The Line: Happy First Deadline Week!

This week on the Line Molly Pederson, Government Affairs Director Oh, First Deadline Week, we’ll be glad when you’re a distant memory. This week’s Line is a two-part series. Today….bills that are DEFINITELY up this week. Tomorrow, we’ll send along… Continue reading

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Where did all the pro-environment legislators go?

Where did all the pro-environment legislators go?

“At this time all the candidates were sounding the same basic themes.  All were pro-life (for now), pro-environment, pro education.” Leon Oistad and David Hoium There Is No November – 1991* In 1990 Minnesota experienced one of the most bizarre… Continue reading

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The Line: A Final “You Betcha!”

The Line: A Final “You Betcha!”

This week on the Line Molly Pederson, Government Affairs Director You Betcha, Gary! Conservation Minnesota’s staff and board of directors extend our condolences for the loss of your dear friend and colleague, Sen. Gary Kubly. Gary will be remembered by… Continue reading

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A Musher with a Message

A Musher with a Message

“Win that race, my boy” John Campbell 1917* Those were the last words of Canadian fur trapper John Campbell on his deathbed to his 22-year-old son Albert, exhorting him to win one of the greatest dogsled races in history, the… Continue reading

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The Line: Power to (none of) the people!

The Line: Power to (none of) the people!

This week on the Line Molly Pederson, Government Affairs Director We start this week with BREAKING NEWS about last week’s “Worst. Bill. EVER” that repealed every single DNR, PCA, BWSR, EQB and Dept. of Ag rule. After insisting all week… Continue reading

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Testing Fate

Testing Fate

“Fate brought me to the opportunity” Rep. Mary Jo McGuire April 5, 2002* Without a doubt the legislator who is most cursed by the fate of redistricting is Mary Jo McGuire. She is a longtime Falcon Heights resident who values… Continue reading

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The Line: The Line’s Worst Bill Ever

The Line: The Line’s Worst Bill Ever

This week on the Line Molly Pederson, Government Affairs Director We begin this week with an UPDATE on last week’s bad permitting bill, SF1567/HF2095 Environmental permits efficiency; environmental review modifications. The bill was amended, and that paid permit professional (PPP)… Continue reading

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One Very Important Map

One Very Important Map

“The forests of the north, the iron of the northeast, the headship over the Great Lakes, and the diversified character of the north-south Minnesota as finally drawn would have been lost.” Theodore C. Blegen* As Minnesota approached its congressional approval… Continue reading

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The Line: February 13th

The Line: February 13th

<img title=”The-Line-Banner” src=”http://www.conservationminnesota.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Line.jpg” alt=”” width=”625″ height=”237″ /> <h1><span style=”color: #377c2b;”>This Week on The Line</span></h1> Molly Pederson, Government Affairs Director &nbsp; <h2>Things that make you go hmmm…</h2> This week’s head-scratcher comes in the form of S<strong>F1567/HF2095, Environmental permits efficiency and environmental… Continue reading

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Defending the Amendment

Defending the Amendment

“Awake from your profound sleep!” Ignatius Donnelly, 1856 These were the chiding words of Philadelphia lawyer turned western city promoter Ignatius Donnelly to his fellow Philadelphian brothers. Donnelly was a master of the pen and rhetorical argument. He was a booming… Continue reading

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