News Watch: September 11

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September 11, 2017

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

Agriculture & Food
Bemidji Pioneer: Growing traditions: Second Red Lake indigenous food summit next week
Forum of Fargo-Moorhead: EPA: Thumbs up to “energy beet” idea
Marshall Independent: Delayed Minnesota lawsuit against Syngenta goes to trial

Clean Energy
Faribault Daily News: Minnesota’s clean energy jobs grew 3.8 times faster than overall job growth
Pioneer Press: Woodbury OKs solar garden, as long as nearby homes won’t see it
Mankato Free Press: City gears up for thirsty power plant

Climate Change
MPR News: Pope blasts climate change doubters, cites moral duty to act

Conservation
Pioneer Press: In Minneapolis-St. Paul, developers filling in Twin Cities’ open spaces
Star Tribune: Sick maple trees “becoming epidemic” in Minnesota
Winona Post: Ash borer in “full rampage mode”

Environmental Justice
Star Tribune: Minneapolis seeks resident input before spending Northern Metals settlement money
Bemidji Pioneer: Two prehistoric Indian sites found in path of FM diversion route

Mining
Star Tribune: Paulsen jumps into BWCA mining ban debate, backs moratorium
WPR News: Mining bill draws support, opposition at public hearing
Mankato Free Press: Quarry blast still under investigation
Wisconsin State Journal: Wisconsin residents push back against mine looming just over state line

Oil & Pipelines
Star Tribune: Enbridge Line 3 projects pits company’s safety concerns against renewed water activism
Duluth News Tribune: Tribes ask for Line 3 judge dismissal
WPR News: Rally held against Enbridge Line 3 replacement project
Bismarck Tribune: Pipeline opponents hold rally at Energy Transfer Partners headquarters

Parks & Trails
Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota’s newest state park opens Tuesday
Rochester Post Bulletin: What do park users think?
Austin Daily Herald: Austin promotes Ramsey Dam project; Legislative Capital Investment Committee hears waterway bonding proposal

Transportation
Star Tribune: Metro Transit sets State Fair and daily Green Line ridership record
Star Tribune: Mankato caters to growing community by adding more bike repair stations
Alexandria Echo Press: Police with pedals support safety on bike trail

Waste & Recycling
Star Tribune: Collection and disposal of old, unused medicines in Hennepin County mushrooms
Mankato Free Press: State takes title to former Mankato dump

Water
Austin Daily Herald: Buffer letters going out before Nov. 1 cutoff
Mankato Free Press: Mankato, North Mankato look to slow water runoff
Winona Post: Corps to decide farm’s fate this winter

Wildlife & Fish
Star Tribune: DNR deal raises suspicion, distrust among Mille Lacs walleye anglers
Aitkin Independent Age: CWD found on deer farm prompts new feeding bans

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