Jan

29

URGENT: Act on Minnesota Waters

“The Governor needs our help to move the needle on water,” said Duane Ninneman, CURE Executive Director. “Shining a light on the polluters and obstructionists is paramount for us in 2016. We will prioritize our focus on addressing pollution to our state’s surface waters and groundwater, squarely targeting the greatest contributors to water degradation and […]

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Dec

21

CURE Responds to Help Local Residents; Small Victories Follow

In August, CURE received a call from a landowner in Sacred Heart South Township, Renville County. He was one of four residents notified by the Renville County Board of Adjustment and Appeals that a public hearing had been scheduled to consider a variance request to re-open a Duininck Inc. gravel mine.

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Oct

27

Watershed Academy 101: The Upstream Impacts on Downstream Outcomes

For nearly two years, CURE has developed curriculum in watershed education and exploring ways to disseminate those resources. With 12 Major Watersheds in the Minnesota River Basin, and a total of 81 watersheds state wide…

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Sep

30

Minnesota River in Granite Falls is Site for Whitewater Park Study

  The Minnesota River in Granite Falls, MN, is the site for a recently funded study to determine whether a whitewater park would be feasible for a 3-mile stretch beginning at the Granite Falls Dam and ending downstream at the Minnesota Falls rapids. On Monday, September 21st, the Granite Falls City Council unanimously voted to […]

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Sep

03

Citizen Engagement at Public Hearing Shuts Down Mining Proposal

About three weeks ago, CURE received a call from a landowner because he and three of his neighbors had been notified of a public hearing regarding a variance request from Duininck Inc.: the company wanted to mine gravel less than 500 feet from the Minnesota River. While there were already pits in place from the […]

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