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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 EVER” that repealed every single DNR, PCA, BWSR, EQB and Dept.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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Partisan Politics

Partisan Politics

“Men are elected to office, not parties. . .” Willmar Tribune – April 23, 1913 In politics and legislative maneuvering it is sometimes a little dangerous to get too cute because it can easily backfire. Such was the case in… Continue reading

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The Line: January 31st

The Line: January 31st

<h1><img title=”The-Line” src=”http://www.conservationminnesota.org/wp-content/uploads/The-Line1.jpg” alt=”” width=”625″ height=”237″ /></h1> <h1><span style=”color: #377c2b; font size: 140%;”>This week on the Line</span></h1> Molly Pederson, Government Affairs Director You’re back, and so is the Line! Just in case you didn’t catch us last year, the Line… Continue reading

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A Great Crossroads for the Outdoors

A Great Crossroads for the Outdoors

“The last years of my life were spent in the cause of forestry, in that cause . . . the best work of my life was done.”* General Christopher C. Andrews For conservation in Minnesota, the big news this week… Continue reading

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