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Oct

10

CURE joins allies to celebrate Sherco closure

On Thursday, Oct. 6 a campaign that CURE has worked on for five years nearly came to a close.  CURE staff joined partners from Sierra Club, Fresh Energy, MPIRG, and Climate Generation to watch the final Public Utilities Commission proceedings over Xcel Energy’s 2016-2030 Resource Plan.  A plan which would close the Sherburne County Generating […]

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Oct

04

Toxic Taters Week of Action

In 2009, McDonald’s made a promise to U.S. consumers because of the work of a small group of rural Minnesotans living around RD Offutt’s (RDO) potato fields.  McDonald’s promised to cut its use of pesticides on its French fries.   Seven years later little has changed in McDonald’s pesticide consumption.  Those rural Minnesotans are still sprayed […]

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Aug

31

Governor Dayton takes action to protect bees and other pollinators

Earlier this summer CURE co-sponsored the Minnesota stop of the Keep Hives Alive Tour at Moonstone Farm in Montevideo.  During the stop Minnesota beekeeper James Cook shared with us the risks posed to pollinators (both native and commercial) and food systems as a whole.  The tour took 2 million dead bees to the Environmental Protection […]

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Aug

31

MPCA seeks public comment on Chippewa Watershed

CURE members and constituents are encouraged to provide input and feedback regarding any and all concerns that they have with the Chippewa River Watershed.  This is an opportunity for a public voice to be heard. The Chippewa River Watershed stands out as a prime example of surface water pollution issues in greater Minnesota, and how […]

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Aug

31

CURE member volunteers to raise money for outdoor programs

The statement “the little engine that could” is often used when an unassuming individual takes on a large task with relentless determination.  On an afternoon last spring, longtime CURE member, Jianhua ‘Chen’ Qian came into the office and offered to use his ‘pedal power’ to raise money for CURE outdoor programs.  As an avid biker […]

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