Mar

07

New rules proposed for nitrate reduction in groundwater

  This week Governor Mark Dayton’s office and Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson released a new proposal for a groundwater protection measure that aims to reduce elevated nitrate levels in drinking water. This proposal is the result of input gathered from seventeen public meetings across the state that engaged over 1,500 farmers, landowners, and other […]

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Jul

26

Governor’s Office to Host 25 by ’25 Town Hall Meetings

For 25 years CURE has worked from many angles to protect and restore water quality in Minnesota, especially in the highly agricultural watersheds of the Minnesota River Basin. Results are mixed, but it’s clear that we cannot claim success. Forty Percent of Minnesota’s surface waters tested to date fail to meet protective water quality standards. […]

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Apr

19

Water Action Day at the State Capitol

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, more than thirty members of CURE (Clean Up the River Environment) and the Land Stewardship Project (LSP) boarded a bus heading to the State Capitol from southwest MN to take part in Water Action Day.   Rural Minnesota was well represented, as members boarded the bus from Clarkfield, Appleton, Olivia, Montevideo, Marshall, […]

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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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