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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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

Governor Dayton kicks off Year of Water Action

On Thursday, August 18th Governor Dayton kicked off a Year of Water Action at Itasca State Park, near the headwaters of the Mississippi River.  For the next twelve months the Governor will use his platform to educate Minnesotans on the issues facing water in our state and empower them to take action.   “We have […]

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Aug

31

CURE Staff Updates

CURE promotes Erik Hatlestad to Program Associate and welcomes former intern Katie Laughlin as Communications and Program Associate. In June of 2016, Erik Hatlestad became CURE’s new Program Associate continuing his work on policy issues surrounding renewable energy, rural electric cooperatives, and sustainable agriculture.  As a lifelong resident of Western Minnesota, Erik has a deep […]

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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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