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Local leaders urge Minnesota Senators to push for passage of Comprehensive Clean Energy Legislation yet this year


Thu, Jun 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN: Local leaders today called on Senators Franken and Klobuchar to put pressure on other members of the United States Senate to establish as priority climate change legislation yet this year.

At a press conference with the Mississippi River in the background, local leaders used the mighty river to stress the commercial value of the river, as well as, it's natural beauty to stress the need for stronger protection of our rivers, oceans, and lands from the risks of traditional energy sources, including oil drilling and coal mining.

Friends of the Mississippi River executive director Whitney Clark pointed out the Mississippi River is one of the great rivers of the world and an ecological resource of international significance. He indicated that the river is the flyway of 40% of the North America's waterfowl and shorebirds and a source of drinking water for 20 million Americans, including more then a million people in the Twin Cities.

"While we sit here on top of the watershed we have a special responsibility to our fellow Americans downstream, as well as, our children and grandchildren to make sure that the river we pass along is healthy and fully support the human and natural communities that depend on it," Clark said. Friends in Louisiana are also doing all that they can to protect and defend their portion of the river that empties into the gulf.

"The gulf coast catastrophe has become the greatest environmental disaster in history and the BP spill has put our current energy polices and practices back on the front pages of the news," said Gary Botzek, executive director of the Minnesota Conservation Federation.

"The climate bill's provisions on transportation take us in the right direction, cutting global warming pollution by investing in fuel saving transportation infrastructure. We need the leadership of our Senators to create jobs, maintain our failing roads and bridges, while protecting our air and water," said Andrea Kiepe, Minnesota Field Organizer for Transportation For America. "Transportation must be part of the solution, since it accounts for nearly 30 percent of global warming pollution in the US and is responsible for 70 percent of the oil we use," she added.

"We cannot achieve true energy independence without the strong leadership of President Obama and Majority leader Harry Reid to generate the political will to pass a comprehensive climate and clean energy policy this year," said Representat .....
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State testing matches E. coli bacteria from Gibbon farm with those from ill consumers

Thu, Jun 3rd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Laboratory testing conducted by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) this week provided additional evidence that the Hartmann dairy farm, of rural Gibbon, was the source of a str ..... 
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Blue Diamond Dairy is Good Neighbor

Wed, Jun 2nd, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A Stearns County couple will receive the monthly Good Farm Neighbor Award from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). Sadie and Glen Frericks of rural Melrose operate a 70-cow dairy and were selected the May winners of the a ..... 
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2009 Minnesota Quality Award Celebrates Excellence

Tue, Jun 1st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS, May 20, 2010 - The Minnesota Council for Quality honored Workforce Development, Inc. and eight other recipients of the 2009 Quality Award, which recognizes Minnesota's leading organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to continuo ..... 
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BBB, MN Cyber Crime Task Force Warn Small Businesses Foreign Hackers Are Targeting Them Immediate PCI Compliance Urged

Tue, May 25th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

May 25, 2010 - St. Paul, MN - The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) and the Minnesota Cyber Crime Task Force (MCCTF) are issuing a warning to all small businesses that process credit cards. Foreign hackers are targeting small ..... 
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STILLWATER TEENS' TV SPOT WINS "DON'T TEXT & DRIVE" CONTEST

Mon, May 24th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - A TV public service announcement produced by Stillwater teens humorously showing a nagging mom pushing cigarettes and alcohol onto her son - and other unsafe choices - won in a landslide in the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS)/A ..... 
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TASTE OF MINNESOTA ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 100 HOURS OF NONSTOP LIVE MUSIC

Thu, May 20th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (May 20, 2010) -Taste of Minnesota will rock the Harriet Island riverfront with more than 100 hours of live music and a lineup that's bigger, bolder and better than years' past.

"This year's lineup at the Taste of Minnesota is ..... 
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Dylan Days taps Range roots

Wed, May 19th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

HIBBING, Minnesota - The 9th annual Dylan Days event in Bob Dylan's hometown

will be May 27-30 and organizers are "bringin' it all back home."

"This year our mix of music, art, literature and theater will take on even

more of a ..... 
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Minnesota Association of Museums Celebrates Arts, Culture, and Heritage Fund

Tue, May 18th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN: The Minnesota Association of Museums is pleased to announce "The Summit at Summit: A Celebration of Minnesota's Arts, Cultural, and Heritage Fund," organized for museum professionals and all Minnesotans working in the arts, culture a ..... 
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