STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Legislative notebook: Dayton rejects GOP school payment plan
By Danielle Nordine and Don Davis
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a Republican plan to take money out of the state reserve fund to repay money owed Minnesota school districts.
The Democratic governor on Thu... Posted on 4/5/12 at 11:57 PM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #35 - Okay, is it casserole or hotdish?
I had to laugh earlier today when I noticed a thread on one of my Facebook friend's pages. She had taken a picture of a Tator Tot Hotdish she had made. What followed was an hours-long discussion about... Posted on 6/8/11 at 2:08 PM
OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK EPA: No ban on lead hunting ammunition
On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition by five environmental groups to ban lead in hunting ammunition. Here's a link to a story on the topic.... Posted on 8/30/10 at 1:45 PM
It is no secret that natural resources are a big part of what makes living in Minnesota special. Throughout the state, Minnesotans have access to miles of rivers and streams, plentiful lakes and abundant soil resources.
Are Minnesotans overusing groundwater in ways that could leave us short of water – for human needs and for the environment – in the future? The short answer to that question is: Yes, in some places across the state.
As we get ready to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, you might ask yourself, “What can I do to protect the environment?” Any time you’re doing things around the house is a good time to ask whether there’s a safer alternative.
After operating for the past one and a half years from a temporary location at 1500 Irving Street, Douglas and Pope Counties Environmental Health will move back to the recently remodeled location at the Douglas County Services Center.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently sent letters to representatives of the state’s power utility sector and to a variety of other public and private entities, thanking them for their help in achieving a significant environmental milestone.
For 25 years, Minnesota’s petroleum remediation programs have provided assistance and partial funding for businesses, schools, farmers and homeowners who are responsible for cleaning up property contaminated by petroleum tank leaks.
The forum is open to anyone concerned about protecting the state's water resources from contaminants. It is an opportunity to share information related to contaminants of emerging concern and to learn more about CEC program activities.
Several Minnesota state parks are replacing old gas guzzlers with electric cars, installing solar panels that help generate electricity for many of its park buildings and visitor centers and rehabbing those buildings to use less energy.
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