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News Watch: October 10

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Frac Sand, Invasive Species, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Water, Loon Commons Agriculture & Food NPR: Backyard chickens linked to record high in salmonella infections, CDC says Public News Service: October Farm to School Month Opinion, Duluth News Tribune: Northland farmers, food system need UMD’s… Read more »

News Watch: October 6

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Invasive Species, Land Use, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Agriculture & Food Crow River Media: Focus on ag: Heavy rainfall damages crops Duluth News Tribune: Harrison Park renovations fill community garden need MinnPost:… Read more »

News Watch: October 3

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Invasive Species, Land Use, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Pollution, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Agriculture & Food MPR: Live at National Press Club: Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack NPR: Conference links poor Native American nutrition to historical trauma NPR: FDA redefining the term ‘healthy’ on… Read more »

News Watch: September 29

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Emissions, Energy, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Pollution, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Agriculture & Food Duluth News Tribune: Faced with budget cuts, UMD students get behind sustainable farm Opinion, MinnPost: Farm children less likely to have allergies and asthma in adulthood, study suggests Opinion,… Read more »

News Watch: September 26

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Invasive Species, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Agriculture & Food City Pages: Immigrant farmers raise culturally specific crops with the help of MN Food Association featuring MEP member group Minnesota Food Association Climate Change Grist: Record rains are sending… Read more »

News Watch: September 22

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Invasive Species, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Agriculture & Food Duluth News Tribune: Growing for good at Glensheen gardens Grist: Farmworkers demand ban on a toxic pesticide MPR: Farmers enlist chickens and bugs to battle… Read more »

News Watch: September 19

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Energy, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Agriculture & FoodMPR: Red Lake Nation holds first indigenous food summitWest Central Tribune: Farm Dreams workshop slated Sunday featuring MEP member groupLand Stewardship Project Opinion, MinnPost: Hey, backyard farmers, want to avoid Salmonella?… Read more »

News Watch: September 15

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Invasive Species, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Pollution, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Agriculture & FoodAgri News: Healthcare rate hike may heavily impact farmers featuring MEP member groupLand Stewardship ProjectCrow River Media: Land Stewardship Project workshop helps discover Farm Dreams featuring MEP member group Land Stewardship… Read more »

News Watch: September 12

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Agriculture & FoodStaples World: Cover Crops Coming Through As Best Farming Practice featuring MEP member group Sustainable Farming Association Climate ChangeMinnPost: Americans’ polarization over climate is widening, and the facts don’t matterMPR:… Read more »

Minnesota’s Stake in the Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

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“The fact that Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the pipeline, would use the word “Dakota”, which means “friend” or “ally”, in the name of its project is disrespectful. This pipeline is a direct threat to all Dakota, Lakota and Nakota people, especially our future generations. And we are not the only ones. We know… Read more »