Oct

13

CURE Hosts Pollinator Public Policy Forum

On Friday, October 10th, three Minnesota State Representatives hosted a public policy forum at the CURE office in downtown Montevideo. What vital issue attracted media, farmers, water quality and environmental professionals, state representatives and concerned citizens to attend this forum? Pollinators! Post by Sarina Otaibi, Director of Communications & Engagement.

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Sep

25

Turning of the Tide in the Battle Against Climate Change

CURE and MPIRG sponsored 13 University of MN, Morris students and Erik Hatlestad, CURE’s Public Interest Fellow and MPIRG Campus Organizer, to travel from Morris, MN to New York City and join 400 other Minnesotans to walk in the largest climate march in history, the People’s Climate March.

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Jun

03

Nettle Tea, Nettle Pasta, Fried Nettle… Grasp the Nettle

As I took a seat next to 20 others in a circle around a morning fire on a sunny Saturday last month, a cup of nettle tea was handed to me as introductions and the circle talk began. Audrey Arner of Moonstone Farm began discussing the history and importance of wild foods. Post by Sarina Otaibi, Director of Communications & Engagement.

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Jun

03

“Estar in el Prairie”

Rural Minnesota is experiencing rapid change. As local economies shift from agriculture to services and industry, small communities are struggling to revive and reinvent their economies. Residents are aging, and young people are leaving for cities. The resulting rural decline and decay often dominate media and public opinion. Essay written by Natalie Hoidal and Jordan Wente, University of MN Morris Students.

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May

21

CURE’s Leadership Network Unveiled

On the Friday of River History Weekend, CURE unveiled its Leadership Network at an event designed to explore the rural Millennial experience. About 50 people attended “Don’t Worry; We’ve Got This” – A Gathering of Rising Leaders, and after a panel of presentations, 36 participated in a World Cafe discussion about their experiences with leadership. Post by Ariel Herrod.

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