News Watch: April 17

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April 17, 2017

Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Conservation, Oil and Pipelines, Parks and Trails, Pollution, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish

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Agriculture and Food
Mesabi Daily News: Earth Fest plants new ideas on April 22

Clean Energy
Midwest Energy News: Q&A: Minnesota’s lieutenant governor champions clean energy

Climate Change
Lake County News Chronicle: Climate Column: Congress needs to “carpool” on climate

Conservation
Pioneer Press: Ann Bancroft’s foundation celebrates 20 years of helping girls achieve their dreams

Oil and Pipelines
Bemidji Pioneer: A look at Enbridge’s next big pipeline project: Line 3 replacement (featuring MEP member group Honor the Earth)

Parks and Trails
Star Tribune: Lighthouse, northern trails feel the power of volunteers

Pollution
Star Tribune: As hog feedlots grow, neighbors ask: What about our rights?

Transportation
Pioneer Press: St. Paul’s commitment to cyclists, neighbors put to test near Lake Phalen

Water
Mankato Free Press: Farmer recommends becoming a water quality certified farm
Winona Daily News: Legislators look at leaky Lanesboro Dam
MPR News: 20 years after epic flood, Red River towns no longer dread the spring

Wildlife & Fish
Star Tribune: Calling all citizen scientists: U researcher wants your help counting seals in Antarctica
Pioneer Press: Wisconsin turns to Minnesota for new blood to restore sharp-tailed grouse
Duluth News Tribune: Shoring up a stream: Angling group spearheads project to benefit Knife River steelhead (featuring MEP member group Minnesota Trout Unlimited)
Star Tribune: St. Paul’s fight against emerald ash borer leaves a trail of stumps

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