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Fee increases added to final environment bill
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Minnesota opener: Slow going on Reno Saturday morning
Timothy D. Claussen
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Letter: Suicide should never be glorified
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4-H trains youth as camp counselors
4-H'ers take the stage
Master gardeners plant sale coming up
Crabgrass prevention in your home lawn
Gardening Brown Bag series offered
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Groundbreaking next week on mental health facility
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Heatwave Club is first at solar regatta
Alexandria Discovery Middle School (DMS) students involved in the school's Heatwave Club took first place at the 21st annual Minnesota Renewable...
May 29, 2013 - 12:00am
May 13, 2013
Bill establishes solar energy standards in Minnesota
The Minnesota Senate passed clean energy and jobs legislation Friday that establishes a solar energy standard of 1 percent by 2025. The bill - which will create jobs in the state and will make solar energy more affordable and more accessible for all Minnesotans - passed the Senate...
May 13, 2013 - 9:18am
January 19, 2013
Minnesota solar electric installations grow in 2012
New Minnesota solar electric installations in 2012 nearly tripled in capacity compared with 2011, according to figures compiled by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. "Solar is gaining a bigger role in Minnesota's clean energy economy," said Commerce...
January 19, 2013 - 10:14am
August 25, 2012
Minnesota explores way to cut red tape for solar installations
A new effort is underway in Minnesota to put solar power on the fast track in communities statewide. A partnership known as the Minnesota Solar Challenge is focused on streamlining solar electric permitting processes and improving solar zoning regulations across Minnesota. Commissioner...
August 25, 2012 - 11:00am
June 15, 2012
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu visits Solar Skies Mfg. booth
Solar Skies Mfg, LLC of Alexandria attended the World Renewable Energy Forum in Denver, Colorado. They were in charge of a booth. While there,...
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
May 20, 2012
Solar energy workshop, tour offered in Morris
The University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) is hosting a solar energy workshop in Morris on Tuesday, June 12. Several small-scale solar energy systems are in use in the Morris area presenting a rare learning opportunity. Workshop attendees will...
May 20, 2012 - 1:09pm
May 16, 2012
Bonding bill includes bright news for solar energy future
A new $500 million bonding bill passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed into law includes an option for public buildings to take advantage of solar energy. Advocates say it will help state schools, hospitals, police stations, and other public buildings to install solar energy...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
December 18, 2011
Minnesota gets grant to reduce cost of solar installations for small businesses, homeowners
Minnesota got some bright news this month when the U.S. Department of Energy announced the recipients of its Sunshot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge. The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (DER) was awarded more than $263,000 to help make solar installation...
December 18, 2011 - 10:02am
October 15, 2011
'Go Green Weekend' salutes alternative energies
A rural Litchfield farm, known for its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival, will highlight the green energy movement October 15 and 16. Green energy - specifically wind energy - is highlighted at Nelson Farm throughout the Pumpkin Patch Festival, which runs weekends through October 29...
October 15, 2011 - 8:01am
May 29, 2011
Free forum explores solar energy issues
Could solar power boost your livelihood? Join West Central Clean Energy Resource Teams (WC CERT) and Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) for a free Solar Energy Forum June 21 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Dassel to find out. Participants will learn about solar energy and the opportunities...
May 29, 2011 - 9:20am
April 24, 2011
BBB urges consumers to make smart solar energy investments
With warm weather approaching and a lot of consumers looking to stick to a budget when making home improvements, many are turning to green solar energy as a solution. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises consumers to be smart about investing in any...
April 24, 2011 - 2:41pm
November 7, 2010
Solar electric systems achieve record numbers in Minnesota
Harnessing solar energy to power a home or business in Minnesota may seem like a challenge, but a growing number of residents and companies are finding that Minnesota is a much sunnier state than its numerous gray, winter days would suggest. A record number of solar electric systems...
November 7, 2010 - 12:08pm
May 22, 2010
Solar electric installations reach record highs in Minnesota
A record number of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems were installed in Minnesota in 2009, according to the Minnesota Utility Solar Integration Rankings compiled by the Minnesota Department of Commerce's Office of Energy Security (OES). The rankings, designed to highlight utilities...
May 22, 2010 - 11:02am
January 31, 2010
Solar competition: They're as close as a Super Bowl victory
MONTEVIDEO -- Winter-weary Minnesotans tend to approach solar power the way they do the prospects of a Super Bowl victory for the Vikings: Hopeful,...
January 31, 2010 - 11:54am