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Jun

11

Channels of Collaboration

by Anne Queenan Along the Yellow Medicine River in the Minnesota River Watershed, near Clarkfield, a farmer collaborates with water quality and habitat experts on a plan to effectively drain for soil conservation and crop yields while improving the water quality of the natural waterway. Doug Albin, a corn and soybeans farmer since 1976, has […]

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May

18

Potluck Suppers, Facebook, and Protest

The mission of CURE is to focus public awareness on the Minnesota River Watershed and to take action to restore and protect its water quality, biological integrity and natural beauty for all generations. Two of the ways that CURE works to fulfill this mission is to support grassroots citizen organizing and to communicate that action to world. […]

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Apr

26

From Dumping Ground to National Treasure

For the past 20 years CURE has been organizing cleanups in the Upper Minnesota River watershed. This past Earth Day we brought together 25 volunteers for about 3 hours of work surrounding the new Chippewa County Park along the Minnesota River in Wegdahl. The clean up netted about 600 pound of trash, a couple of discarded TVs, an old […]

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Apr

19

“Drop-in Art Night” a hit in Granite Falls

  So far, there have been three “Drop-in Art Nights” at the K.K. Berge building along the Minnesota River in Granite Falls on Wednesday nights. The social experiment seems to be working! There were various activities going on such as drawing, talking, carving, sculpting, and most important of all, connecting. Both nights achieved our goal […]

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Apr

11

Le Sueur Map Party Points a Way Forward

 Recently, more than 70 people took part in a new kind of watershed-based civic engagement in Pemberton MN:  The Map Party. The idea is simple.  Get your local historical society, your local soil and water conservation district and local staff from the DNR, the MPCA, the Department of Ag,  and academic institutions together in one […]

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