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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, Oct. 26
Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Minnesota teachers union protections
Much agreement among county commissioner candidates
School board candidates debate issues
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Oct. 25
5AA football: Bulldogs' big third finishes Minnewaska season
Class A state tennis: Lakers fall in two matches
5AA football: Quick start sends Osakis to section semis past Benson
A fast start: Mountain biking club finds success in first season
Alex Horseshoe League hands out 2016 awards
Otterness takes top honors in national field competition
Ecumen Bethany Community offers free memory screenings
Anishinaabe-Ojibwe storyteller to present at EAC
Hope and healing after abortion
Carlos to host youth Halloween party
Births - Oct. 21, 2016
Births - Oct. 14, 2016
Engaged - Schwab and Ronning
Engaged - Schmitz and Volesky
The rush of the flush
From the stand: Bucks starting to move
DNR Report: Drawdown underway on Pope County lake
A memorable moose in Alaska
DNR Release: Lake Carlos State Park to offer snowshoe-lacing workshop
Gayle J. Gondek
Daniel Curtis Larson
Delores E. Johnson
LETTER: Thank you to VA clinics
LETTER: Odell fully understands issues
LETTER: Time clocks are good business practice
LETTER: Keep Westrom working for students
FARGO FORUM EDITORIAL: This time for president, none of the above
Top 10 fall garden chores
AgCountry Farm Credit Services to award scholarships
ASK A TROOPER: Do farm vehicles need pilot cars?
FSA is committed to assisting producers
Find out what is a fair farm rental agreement at meeting
LAPW announces 2016 Employers of the Year
Alexandria among cheapest cities for car insurance
FAST adds large robotic welder to Glenwood facility
Alexandria credit unions team up to volunteer
Chamber Ambassadors visit three businesses
hires and promotions
On The Street
September 9, 2016
COMMENTARY: Clean power makes more jobs, a healthier Minnesota
By Jeanne Johnson, Citizens Climate Education Network, Alexandria This commentary is in response to the Friday, Aug. 26 commentary "Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota in diversifying energy portfolio." Mr. Solberg makes a number of statements that can't be supported by the facts....
September 9, 2016 - 12:00am
August 26, 2016
Community solar program shining for REA
Last year, Adrian Ledermann of Brandon decided to try a new energy program — community solar. The program is offered through Runestone...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
By Loren Solberg, Grand Rapids, MN For many of us living in Greater Minnesota, we understand what drives Main Street. Quite simply, our prosperity not only relies on our ability to compete regionally, but also globally. Minnesota has earned a reputation as being a great place for...
August 26, 2016 - 12:00am
August 5, 2016
Energy upgrades under way in Alexandria
Big things are happening at the Runestone Community Center (RCC). The Alexandria City Council authorized major energy upgrades at the RCC earlier this summer, along with energy saving improvements at City Hall, both city liquor stores, street lights and more. It's all part of a $5.6...
August 5, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Save energy at home while on vacation
While on summer vacation, don’t pay for energy at home that you won’t use. Before leaving town – for one week, two weeks or more – there are several simple steps you can take to save energy in your home. The Minnesota Commerce Department and U.S. Department of Energy offer...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 8, 2016
Are you eligible for a USDA Energy Grant?
Are you planning on making some improvements to your business that will save energy? Your project might qualify for an energy grant from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), small businesses located in rural areas can receive a grant for...
July 8, 2016 - 12:00am
June 10, 2016
LETTER: The price of doing nothing is going up
To the editor: The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has received an analysis that puts the annual cost of carbon pollution in Minnesota at $54 per ton of CO2 emissions – about $2.1 billion in hidden costs. In order to reduce these costs and fight climate change, the Citizens...
June 10, 2016 - 12:00am
May 6, 2016
Here comes the sun
One of the high points on Minnesota's environmental landscape this year is the dramatic growth expected in solar energy, with Minnesota poised to climb into the top 10 states for annual solar installations from its 25th rank in 2015. "Solar is a bright spot in Minnesota's energy picture...
May 6, 2016 - 12:00am
April 27, 2016
Harvesting the sun in Osakis
A solar farm to be built on the south side of Osakis will soon begin harvesting the sun. The 5 megawatt solar farm was approved by the Douglas County Board earlier this month. The solar farm will include 21,600 fixed solar panels across 35 acres of land along Highway 27. The property...
April 27, 2016 - 8:40am
March 23, 2016
Energy future is focus of breakfast event
Ensuring an affordable and reliable energy supply into the future was the focus of a Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast event Friday, March...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
October 16, 2015
COMMENTARY: Ensuring nonprofits are included in America’s energy efficiency efforts
By U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota This month, I will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear directly from Pope Francis when he addresses Congress during his visit to the U.S. The pope has gained international attention for his commitment to protecting our world...
October 16, 2015 - 12:00am
October 7, 2015
Local eco house featured on statewide tour
With five years of numbers to support them, Van and Sue Gooch of rural Farwell have no regrets of their decision to invest in the construction...
October 7, 2015 - 12:00am
December 19, 2014
Consider energy-saving gifts for the holidays
The Alliance to Save Energy offers an energy-efficient holiday gift guide, with plenty of gifts “that will keep on giving” energy savings. Suggestions include: Tablets. The switch from desktop computers to laptops provided huge energy savings, and the switch to tablets will...
December 19, 2014 - 9:38am
November 5, 2014
Propane industry forecasts are positive
The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released its Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook. The report projected warmer winter temperatures and a 34 percent reduction in heating bills for propane-heated homes in the Midwest this season compared with last winter. The...
November 5, 2014 - 12:00am
October 31, 2014
$103 million goes to Energy Assistance Program
The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced that Minnesota received $103,239,338 in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP). The funds will help low-income homeowners and renters this heating season pay...
October 31, 2014 - 12:00am