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Nov

14

Most MN electric co-op websites lack basics for informing members

What information can Minnesotans who get their electricity from a rural electric cooperative find on their co-op’s website? For example, can co-op members get a basic explanation about the charges and fees on their electric bill? Can they see what mix of energy sources their electricity comes from? Is there information on how to vote […]

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Nov

01

After 26 years CURE needs a “Nip & Tuck”!

CURE has qualified for a $25,000 Small Cities Commercial Rehabilitation Grant that we’ll receive if we raise a $7,500 match. This match will help us with more than 50% of our renovation project.  The To-Do-List includes replacing the front windows and doors, point-tucking the bricks on the lower level, resurfacing the upper level, recapping the […]

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Nov

01

A (brief) History of the CURE Building

117 South First Street, Montevideo, MN—the building that houses CURE and the Land Stewardship Project – Western Office—was built in 1879. This building was constructed by Bertha & Berndt Bonn for their millinery/shoe shop. Their family of nine lived in the upstairs apartment. Fun fact: Montevideo also incorporated as a village in 1879. In 2008, […]

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Oct

01

National Public Lands Day 2018

On Saturday, September 22nd a small, but skilled group of volunteers led by Amy Rager, University of Minnesota Extension Professor/Extension Educator and Master Naturalist, participated in National Public Lands Day at Lac qui Parle State Park. They harvested prairie seeds from the park that will be used to increase the populations of these native plants at […]

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