News Watch: February 13

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Agriculture & Food
Brainerd Dispatch: Years of animal facility inspection reports scrubbed from USDA website
La Crosse Tribune: Land Stewardship Project to host soil workshop with Rodale chief scientistfeaturing MEP member group Land Stewardship Project
MPR: To save the planet, give cows better pasture
Star Tribune: Appeals Court to decide Dodge County hog farm lawsuit pitting pollution vs. water featuring MEP member group Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
WNAX: Land Stewardship Project Leaders Lobby the Hill on Farm Bill featuring MEP member group Land Stewardship Project

Climate Change 
MPR: Open water: Madeline Island watches, worries as winter climate shifts

Energy
Brainerd Dispatch: Blown away: Wind energy sector turns into largest renewable resource in U.S., sees massive expansion in North Dakota
Midwest Energy NewsMinnesota report suggests efficiency push could generate 15,000 jobs
MPR: Climate Cast: Wind turbines create economic and environmental opportunities

Oil & Pipelines
Brainerd Dispatch: Tribal summit in Duluth will target pipelines
Duluth News Tribune: Tribal representatives strategize in Duluth
Fox 9: DAPL protesters rally outside home of U.S. Bank CEO
WDIO: Tribal Members Convene in Duluth over Enbridge Energy Pipelines

Parks & Trails
Brainerd Dispatch: Minnesota’s first bison buggy planned at Blue Mounds State Park
Grand Forks Herald: Partnership brings cross-country skiing to 3 state parks in northwestern Minnesota featuring MEP member group Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota

Pollinators
Brainerd Dispatch: The plight of the bumble bee

Pollution
Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota Slip contaminants will be capped, not removed
Mother Jones: Here’s What’s at Stake If Congress Kills the Methane Rules

Transportation
Duluth Budgeteer NewsFriday is Winter Bike to Work Day featuring MEP member groupBicycle Alliance of Minnesota

Waste & Recycling
MPR: Plastics tech makes composting easier. But will businesses get on board?
MPR: Recycling pickup missed in St. Paul? Contractor says they’re working on it featuring MEP member group Eureka Recycling

Water
Brainerd Dispatch: Minnesota Legislature: Water quality efforts require collaboration
Star Tribune: Blaine schools are closed Monday after water pressure problems return
Star Tribune: Massive water project in SW Minnesota wants Trump to open the money tap

Wildlife & Fish
Brainerd Dispatch: Canada reintroduces bison to Banff National Park
Country Messenger: The surprising lives of native mussels featuring MEP member group St. Croix River Association
NPR: As 200 more whales are stranded in New Zealand, heroics turn to heartbreak

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