News Watch: July 13

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July 13, 2017

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

Agriculture & Food
Winona Post: Local kids learn how to garden
Star Tribune: No kidding: Minneapolis City Council candidates queried about goats

Clean Energy
Austin Daily Herald: High energy; students study energy conservation
Northfield News: Council sets up city solar subscription decision for July 18

Conservation
MPR News: Report: Solar plus storage can beat natural gas in Minnesota
West Central Tribune: State keeps Palmer amaranth at bay: Vigilant landowners benefit eradication effort
Alexandria Echo Press: DNR warns lakeshore property owners equipment to remove aquatic plants illegal
Inforum: Grant benefits prairie conservation in Grand Forks county
Rochester Post Bulletin: Corps studies plans to create Lake Pepin islands

Environmental Justice
MPR News: The fight for Native fishing rights in Minn., Wis.

Mining
MPR News: After Supreme Court victory, peat mine proposal’s fate in DNR’s hands

Oil & Pipelines
Star Tribune: Enbridge’s Line 3 proposal: Why 13 young Minnesotans launched a legal fight against a pipeline
Inforum: Disaster declaration declined for DAPL costs; feds unlikely to cover $38 million bill

Pollinators
Elk River Star News: Mainstreams: Bringing back the bees
St. Cloud Times: Legislature must do more for pollinators

Transportation
Alexandria Echo Press: Minnesota’s first e-bus hits the road
Star Tribune: Streetcars among 6 options for transit route between St. Paul, MSP
Marshall Independent: Area officials, MnDOT staff talk transportation funding

Waste & Recycling
Pioneer Press: St. Paul says it has a deal with garbage haulers on organized collection

Water
Mankato Free Press: State grant money to go toward area buffer compliance
Duluth News Tribune: Lake Superior Day events all weekend
Pioneer Press: New state funding will help landowners install buffer strips along Minnesota’s waters
Duluth News Tribune: House bill has Great Lakes funding, targets wolves
Austin Daily Herald: CRWD seeking volunteers for river clean-up

Wildlife & Fish
Timberjay: “We knew this was coming” Bat numbers plummeting in Arrowhead
Star Tribune: Dayton says walleye restrictions on Lake Mille Lacs could be eased

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