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Freeganism: Living free in Minnesota

To freegans, the world is ripe for the picking. And there is no price tag on it. It's an open, affirming way to live, and, as the name somewhat obviously implies, it's free. So, what...

Hybrid and Electric Car Roundup

It's time to buy a new car. This is as an exciting thing, especially as you start trying to figure out what exactly you want from your vehicle. If you're being environmentally conscious, or perhaps just...

Hybrid Cars: Environmental blessing or ticking time bomb?

I have a family member who scoffs when they see a Toyota Prius, or a Nissan Leaf, or any car with the hybrid badge on it drive by. Every time one went scooting by, they...

Car(e)free in Minnesota

Summers are easy. Winters are tough. But winters are tough on everyone, car or not. One of the greatest benefits of living in the city is close by everything is: You don't have to...

Saving butterflies with a buzz: The Butterfly Brew is back

Cou better way to save local species of butterfly than to drink a beer? Fair State Brewing Co-op has again joined with The Minnesota Zoo to release a limited-edition brew: The Dakota Skipper Endangered Reserve....

Passing on the left: New safe-passing law for bicyclists

Minnesota has an incredibly large and robust bicycling community. Cyclists contribute over a billion dollars to the state economy, and roughly 5,000 jobs to citizens. Local businesses support bike commuters as well: 55,000 Minnesotans...

Minneapolis posts EPA’s deleted climate change data

Minneapolis joins Seattle, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco and other cities across the country in posting a screengrab of deleted Environmental Protection Agency's climate data to the official city website. The data, which was deleted from the...

New Wildlife Management Area in Dakota County

Located four miles east of Farmington, off of highway 50, is Minnesota's newest Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Hampton Woods. This new area encompasses 191 acres of oak woodlands smack dab in the middle of...

Wonderful Water is the theme for the DNR’s State Fair exhibit

The Minnesota State Fair is officially in full swing. The main focus, of course, is the food (read our roundup here). And why not? New selections are exciting and old favorites remain tasty. But...

MN water supply is healthy, but it has its challenges

Every year the state of Minnesota tests community water supplies, conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The annual MDH report is the result of 64,000 separate tests fro more than 100 potential...
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