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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Nov

15

I Give to CURE…to Build Communities of Environmental Stewards

My name is Katie Laughlin.  I am CURE’s Communications & Program Associate and I am a sustaining member of CURE.  If you’ll give me a moment of your time, I’d like to tell you a story… When I was ten, my family moved to a farm.  I remember the grove in our backyard most clearly […]

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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

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

Native Communities Resist Pipeline Project

Since April at the Camp of the Sacred Stones, land and water protectors of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have stood in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).  In recent weeks the camp has swelled to thousands as members of other indigenous communities and anti-pipeline activists have rushed to the area to stand with […]

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