"The city council in Bloomfield decided to pursue the goal of energy independence after a pair of consultants and the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities last fall produced a study that concluded that with a lot of efficiency upgrades and a relatively modest investment in renewable energy, the town could meet all of its electricity needs with locally-produced power." ... See MoreSee Less
"Growing up in western Minnesota, Sisters Kay and Annette Fernholz loved the creek that ran through their family farm, its banks lined with trees. 'It was like a creek for all seasons,' Sister Kay recalls. 'In the winter time we could take our sleds out there and sail down those banks that held the creek. It was a space for recreation, for re-creating ourselves.' More than a half-century later, the Fernholz sisters' love of Minnesota's land and water won them the title of RiverKeepers, an annual award given by Clean Up the River Environment (CURE)." ... See MoreSee Less
Lac qui Parle Mission Buckthorn Removal Event for National Public Lands Day on Sat. Sept. 26. Over 30 volunteers spent the day hard at work clearing out invasive buckthorn. ... See MoreSee Less
CURE partnered with the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program and the MN DNR to host a buckthorn removal event at the @[191332875249:274:Lac qui Parle Mission] for #NPLD. Over 30 volunteers spent the da...