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CURE BlogWritings and posts on all the latest activities at CURE

Feb

03

Good News, Bad News: The 2014 Farm Bill

As the negotiations for the 2014 Farm Bill came to a close, we heard plenty about crop subsidies and food stamps, but the bill that passed in the House last Wednesday also included funding for renewable energy and conservation programs. Granted, this is only about 7% of the budget, but it still has significant implications […]

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Jan

31

Western Minnesota Leadership Done the Wellstone Way

As someone who has always been interested in politics and policy, and as someone who holds the late Senator Paul Wellstone in high regard, I had been waiting for years to have the opportunity to attend Camp Wellstone. So, when CURE offered the students of MPIRG at the University of Minnesota, Morris and me a […]

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Jan

21

It’s good to have a plan.

“In 2014, CURE will be a well-run, high-functioning, impactful organization that clearly communicates its mission and goals to its funders, supporters, and the public.” Nonprofits love this kind of language, and for CURE, the intent is sincere. It underpins our work. But let’s spell it out. CURE has a user-friendly, three-part work plan for 2014. […]

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Jan

21

Spring & warm weather on your mind? It’s time to meet Adam Flett.

Last week, we caught up with Adam Flett, the Stewardship Coordinator at Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR), to ask him a couple of questions about his work. You will have a chance to meet Flett in person if you attend CURE’s Mid-Winter Gathering this Thursday, January 23rd, when he will be traveling to Granite […]

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