Jul

27

The Buzz on MN Pollinators

During the 2017 Minnesota legislative session, CURE and our partners fought hard to keep pollinator protections on the radar.  Even though legislative leadership worked to kill the pollinator provisions early in the session, pollinators and pesticides stayed in the mix until the end.  The Department of Ag, Governor Dayton, and countless citizens that made their […]

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Jul

26

Governor’s Office to Host 25 by ’25 Town Hall Meetings

For 25 years CURE has worked from many angles to protect and restore water quality in Minnesota, especially in the highly agricultural watersheds of the Minnesota River Basin. Results are mixed, but it’s clear that we cannot claim success. Forty Percent of Minnesota’s surface waters tested to date fail to meet protective water quality standards. […]

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Apr

19

Water Action Day at the State Capitol

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, more than thirty members of CURE (Clean Up the River Environment) and the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) boarded a bus heading to the State Capitol from southwest MN to take part in Water Action Day.   Rural Minnesota was well represented, as members boarded the bus from Clarkfield, Appleton, Olivia, Montevideo, Marshall, […]

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Feb

08

Minnesota’s Rural Electric Co-ops are Waging War on Solar

  H.F. 234 eliminates all member/customer protections by eliminating third party oversight of member disputes that are currently under review by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), making co-op boards judge, jury, and jailer of co-op members. Jim Nichols, Lincoln County Farmer and wind turbine owner, has said Rural Electric Co-ops do not fairly consider co-op […]

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Nov

29

I Give to CURE…to Build Civic Leaders Across Rural Minnesota

My name is Erik Hatlestad and I’m a Clean Up the River Environment (CURE) sustaining member, and on staff as the Energy Program Associate. I’ve always lived in Western Minnesota. I love it here. I love our communities and the landscapes that embrace us. Of all of the places in the world I could call home, […]

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