News Watch: February 6

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Agriculture & Food
Albert Lea Tribune: Farm loans available for small-scale farmers featuring MEP member groupRenewing the Countryside
La Crosse Tribune: Soil health expert will be featured at cover crops workshop featuring MEP member group Land Stewardship Project

Climate Change 
MPR: Food for thought: St. Louis Park woman uses parties to teach on diet, climate change
MPR: Trump administration lifts its hold on EPA contracts
USA Today: Congress passes first rollback of Obama environmental rule

CBS: Senate Committee Gives Go-Ahead For Gas Power Plant In Becker featuring MEP member group Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Midwest Energy NewsReport cites clean energy growth as Minnesota legislators push to eliminate solar program

City Pages: Lawsuit: Feds sold Superior National Forest land to mining company for way too cheap featuring MEP member group Water Legacy
MinnPost: With Boundary Waters mining in the news, here’s a brief history of the BWCAW
MPR: Dayton speaks out against potential mining near Boundary Waters
MPR: Debate over copper mining near Boundary Waters heats up again featuring MEP member group Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness
Timberjay: Nolan asks Trump to halt mineral lease freeze featuring MEP member groupNortheastern Minnesotans for Wilderness
Timberjay: Nolan faces pushback on Twin Metals letter

Parks & Trails
International Falls Journal: VNP offers paddle carving featuring MEP member group Voyageurs National Park Association

MSU Reporter: Bee-friendly campus project aims to be friendly to bees featuring MEP member group Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness

Mother Jones: Here’s What’s at Stake If Congress Kills the Methane Rules

Capitol Report: Breaking the Ice: Advocate seeks transportation options statewide featuring MEP member group Transit for Livable Communities
Star Tribune: Anoka weighs MnDOT’s early bridge design to remedy dangerous rail crossing
Star Tribune: Minnesota bicyclists find a lot not to like in new bill on bike lanes featuring MEP member group Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota
Star Tribune: Regional transportation board taps 58 projects for federal funding

Morris Sun Tribune: Farmers say others also have impact on water quality
MPR: Dayton proposes new water quality goal without regulations
Star NewsRiver gathering, brush haul planned featuring MEP member group Friends of the Mississippi River
Star Tribune: Dayton challenges state to cut water pollution by 25 percent by 2025
Star Tribune: Flood forecasters keeping watch over the Red River

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