Articles & News : Carrie Ruud

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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Legislators push for water quality easements

Legislators push for water quality easements

A bonding request would help fully fund a program that establishes conservation practices on private land using state and federal dollars, supporters sayContinue reading

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Could fewer lawsuits lead to less salt in state waters?

Could fewer lawsuits lead to less salt in state waters?

A bill that would incentivize water-friendly salt application methods was approved as amended by the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Finance CommitteeContinue reading

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Ruud named Legislator of Year for environmental work

Ruud named Legislator of Year for environmental work

Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, was named Legislator of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts for her work in preserving Minnesota’s environment during the 2017 legislative sessionContinue 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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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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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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Sen. Ruud: chief author of bill to fund Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Sen. Ruud: chief author of bill to fund Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program

Senator Rudd is chief author of SF 1486  which provides bonding for state funds needed to match federal funding for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) which protects riparian buffers and marginal agricultural lands for water quality.

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Sen. Ruud: co-author of bill to allocate Outdoor Heritage Funds

Sen. Ruud: co-author of bill to allocate Outdoor Heritage Funds

Senator Ruud is a co-author of SF 262 which allocates Legacy funds from the Outdoor Heritage Fund for habitat protection and restoration.

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Sen. Ruud: chief author of bill to create water quality goal

Sen. Ruud: chief author of bill to create water quality goal

Senator Ruud is chief author of SF 1417 which creates a statewide goal of a 25 % improvement in water quality by 2025.

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