News Watch: September 7

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September 7, 2017

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

Agriculture & Food
Mankato Free Press: Soybean Association to study dicamba herbicide complaints
Marshall Independent: USDA offers targeted farm loan funding for underserved groups and beginning farmers
Rochester Post Bulletin: NFU makes biofuels a priority in its legislative efforts
Winona Post: Wet year for hay growers

Clean Energy
Southwest Journal: City Council mulls increasing use of renewable energy
Mankato Free Press: Frentz among those pushing for clean energy increase
Finance & Commerce: Sustainable: Energy storage could bolster electric grid
WCCO: Report: Minnesota now has more than 57000 clean energy jobs
Owatonna People’s Press: Al-Corn expansion on-budget, under-schedule, CEO says

Climate Change
Fergus Falls Daily Journal: Climate change group ready to act
MPR News: Climate Gone Wild: Climate connections to fire, smoke, flood, and 175 mph Irma

Conservation
International Falls Journal: Sustainable timber harvest analysis is under way
Pioneer Press: Ford site: 110-foot building max lowered, unless developers add green space
MPR News: Hunters sour on Trump’s interior secretary over public lands review

Mining
The Timberjay: Otto jumps into Ely mining debate

Parks & Trails
Duluth News Tribune: Hartley making progress: New trails, parking, more at Duluth park
Star Tribune: Minnesota’s fall colors could be more vibrant earlier this year

Pollinators
MPR News: Farmers, beekeepers put aside their differences to aid bees
Mankato Free Press: Monarchs putting on a strong show locally
Pioneer Press: PolliNATION: Stillwater hosting party for pollinators to highlight their vital role

Pollution
Minnesota Daily: University files lawsuit over hazardous materials detected at properties near Rosemount
Duluth News Tribune: Duluth mayor opposes fee for shopping bags

Transportation
Winona Daily News: MnDOT releases updated state bike trail map, Winona a bronze level bike-friendly community​
Star Tribune: Three Rivers Park District critiques bike-pedestrian bridge in Edina

Waste & Recycling
Fergus Falls Daily Journal: City moves forward with landfill expansion
Winona Daily News: Buffalo County debates feasibility of ‘single-stream’ recycling service’

Water
Marshall Independent: Lyon County appoints liaison to LPRW Board
Rochester Post Bulletin: Where to put 40 years worth of dredge material?

Wildlife & Fish
MPR News: As Mille Lacs walleye season ends, DNR prepares to survey lake’s fish population
West Central Tribune: State pheasant index down 26 percent from last year
Rochester Post Bulletin: John Weiss: Anglers help DNR study sturgeon
 

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