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High school students, legislators and climate leaders give a thumbs up to clean energy at the State Capitol to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day


Wed, Apr 21st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA - Students from across the state will gather in the Rotunda at the Minnesota State Capitol this Earth Day to talk about actions they're taking to reduce the carbon footprints of their schools. They'll be sharing the microphone with legislators and climate leaders who have been working to advance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green jobs in Minnesota. This is a fantastic opportunity to document innovative clean energy efforts in Minnesota.

The event, "Earth Day at the Capitol: Thumbs Up for Clean Energy!" is a celebration of student-led energy efficiency and clean energy projects, Minnesota's leadership on clean energy and green jobs, and working together to build our clean energy future.

The participating students will be available for interview about the projects that they are working on in their schools from 10am until 2pm. Schools that have already registered to attend include LEAP and Central High Schools in St. Paul, The City, Inc. in Minneapolis, School of Environmental Studies in Apple Valley, Osseo High School, and Ortonville High School in West Central Minnesota.

SPEAKING SCHEDULE:

11:00am - Abby Fenton, Youth Programs Director, Will Steger Foundation

11:15am - Student team project presentations

11:30am - Senator John Doll, District 40

11:45pm - Student team project presentations

12:00pm - Senator Ellen Anderson from District 66

12:15pm - Student team project presentations

12:30pm - Representative Kate Knuth, District 50B

12:45pm - Student team project presentations

THE BASICS:

Who: High school students from across the state, legislators, and climate leaders

What: "Earth Day at the Capitol: Thumbs Up for Clean Energy!" - A celebration of student-led energy efficiency and clean energy projects, Minnesota's leadership on clean energy and green jobs, and working together to build our clean energy future.

Where: State Capitol Rotunda, Saint Paul, MN

When: April 22nd, 2010 from 10am-2pm. Student will be tabling about their projects from 10am-2pm. Students, legislators, and climate leaders will be speaking from 11am-1pm.

A PDF version of this media advisory can be downloaded at

http://bit.ly/MnSCCEarthDayAdvisory.

An event flyer for Earth Day at the Capitol 2010 can be downloaded at

http://bit.ly/MnSCCEarthDay2010.

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Recession Continues Pushing Rents "Out of Reach" in Minnesota Counties

Wed, Apr 21st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN (April 21, 2010) - As the recession drags on, families struggle to make ends meet, with rents unaffordable across the state. A just-released national report says that a 2-bedroom apartment remains beyond the means of Minnesota's average ..... 
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Applications open for Minnesota high school bands to play in 2010 University of Minnesota homecoming parade

Wed, Apr 21st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (4/20/2010) - The University of Minnesota is inviting high school bands from around the state to be a part of the U of M's prestigious Homecoming Parade and perform to over 20,000 viewers! The Homecoming Committee is currently ..... 
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Minnesota D.A.R.E. Partners with St. Cloud Hospital/CentraCare's Recovery Plus

Wed, Apr 21st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

St. Cloud, MN Area- Minnesota D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Inc. has partnered with St. Cloud Hospital's Recovery Plus to expand prevention programming in the St. Cloud area. "Bringing prevention and treatment together to share resource ..... 
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Local Truckers Invited to Learn About Important New Regulations

Wed, Apr 21st, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

Local Truckers Invited to Learn About Important New Regulations

The Minnesota Trucking Association (MTA) Safety Council will host five

simultaneous seminars across the state to educate attendees on CSA 2010.

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Annual rural health conference focuses on embracing change

Tue, Apr 20th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

The Minnesota Rural Health Conference, Leading Change for Rural Health, will be held June 28-29 in Duluth, Minnesota. Health care professionals, state and local policymakers and students will gather for this two-day event to discuss how rural health ..... 
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Science Museum of Minnesota to Host the 2010 National Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest on April 23, 2010

Tue, Apr 20th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold the 2010 National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest at 10:00 a.m. on April 23, 2010 at the Science Museum of Minnesota. The event is free and open to the public. A link to a live online broadcast of the contes ..... 
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Minnesota State Sen. Pat Pariseau honored for service to DU

Mon, Apr 19th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, April 19, 2010 - Minnesota State Sen. Pat Pariseau was recognized recently by Ducks Unlimited and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty for her leadership in founding the DU Capitol Chapter, as well as her 19 years as the volunteer area chair of ..... 
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INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFY POLICE OFFICER INJURED IN SHOOTOUT AT WOODBURY RESIDENCE

Mon, Apr 19th, 2010
Posted in State of Minnesota

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) today identified the Woodbury Police Department officer involved in a shooting outside a Woodbury home earlier this week.



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