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

10

CURE joins allies to celebrate Sherco closure

On Thursday, Oct. 6 a campaign that CURE has worked on for five years nearly came to a close.  CURE staff joined partners from Sierra Club, Fresh Energy, MPIRG, and Climate Generation to watch the final Public Utilities Commission proceedings over Xcel Energy’s 2016-2030 Resource Plan.  A plan which would close the Sherburne County Generating […]

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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

Governor Dayton takes action to protect bees and other pollinators

Earlier this summer CURE co-sponsored the Minnesota stop of the Keep Hives Alive Tour at Moonstone Farm in Montevideo.  During the stop Minnesota beekeeper James Cook shared with us the risks posed to pollinators (both native and commercial) and food systems as a whole.  The tour took 2 million dead bees to the Environmental Protection […]

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