News Watch: July 10

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July 10, 2017

Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Conservation, Environmental Justice, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish

Featured Article:
Alexandria Echo Press: Group learns about tallgrass prairie, conducts bird surveys (featuring Land Stewardship Project and CURE)

Agriculture & Food
Austin Daily Herald: Cover Crop champs kicks off Water Festival
International Falls Journal: Plans for Aquaponic farm still on the table
Grand Rapids Herald Review: Garden is ‘cool’ community cooperative venture

Clean Energy
Star Tribune: With more electric cars coming, Minnesota officials consider changing network
West Central Tribune: Public invited to see wind and solar projects
St. Peter Herald: Aurora Solar Project begins full operations

Climate Change
Mankato Free Press: Local study aims to adapt to climate change

International Falls Journal: County moves toward settlement with Blandin
Bemidji Pioneer: ‘Azhegiiwe Bagwajaya’ii’ He/She Returns to Nature/Wilderness camp
West Central Tribune: Maples next in tree pandemic?

Environmental Justice
Duluth News Tribune: State director gathering Native American input on Grand Mound
MinnPost: Short notice, low turnout: Northern Metals’ meeting draws criticism

St. Cloud Times: Nolan gets hearing on bill to push through PolyMet land swap

Oil & Pipelines
WKOW: Fifth annual Love Water Not Oil Horse Ride kicks off in Madison
MinnPost: Reading between the lines of Minnesota’s Draft EIS for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline

Parks & Trails
Rochester Post Bulletin: Natural shift grows concerns for park neighbors
Fergus Falls Daily Journal: Minn. state parks and trails programs offer valuable educational skills for beginners

Tri-State Neighbor: Learn what you can do to help bees

Star Tribune: Duluth projects puts protected bike lane on training wheels
Star Tribune: Afton parades its new look in midst of major infrastructure project

Waste & Recycling
Pine Journal: Getting the dirt on SKB Environmental

Marshall Independent: Dayton to hold water quality town hall in Marshall
West Central Tribune: MPCA fine paid as city looks back on stormwater projects in 2016

Wildlife & Fish
Star Tribune: Dayton cancels meeting with Mille Lacs-area businesses after protest
Mankato Free Press: Wright County to require boat inspections to combat invasives
Austin Daily Herald: Saving the martins; Open house to provide insight on the birds

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