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Exec. Director, Conservation Minnesota

Your Voices
July 15, 2015

Rochester and Duluth-based Minnesota Power to find coal alternatives

What do Rochester, Minnesota Power, Cologne, Minn., and the EPA have in common? They're taking proactive steps to prepare for the future of American energy production.
Your Voices
May 29, 2015

Paul Austin: Standing up for clean water

I want to tell you why I support Governor Dayton's decision to veto the Agriculture and Environment bill.
Your Voices
May 27, 2015

Paul Austin: And the Environmental Initiative Award goes to …

"Conservation Oscars" honor 18 MN projects.
Your Voices
May 7, 2015

Paul Austin: Why is the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency at my daughter's Kindergarten?

When I arrived to drop off my daughter yesterday, I found more than excited children in the building that serves as a preschool during the week and a church on the weekends. I was also met by staff from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Department of Health.
Your Voices
May 1, 2015

Is it true that #BeerSavesLakes?

Protect to play this summer
Your Voices
April 23, 2015

Proposed Minnesota conservation budget: A surplus of bad ideas

A big step backwards for taxpayers and conservation
Your Voices
March 31, 2015

Roll out the green carpet: The Environmental Initiative Awards are coming

It's the Conservation Oscars
Your Voices
March 11, 2015

Cleaner water, more habitat, bipartisan support

Buffer Legislation Would Benefit All Minnesotans
Your Voices
March 9, 2015

Why would we slow the growth of clean energy businesses?

Bill Introduced to Create DC Style Gridlock
Your Voices
February 25, 2015

Minnesota legislators put politics above public health

Which is more important to you?
Your Voices
February 5, 2015

Are french fries killing our forests?

From Pine to Potato
Your Voices
December 3, 2014

White Pages Win

One PUC decision will save 94 million pages from being printed annually.
Your Voices
November 24, 2014

How Energy Efficient Is That Home You Are Buying?

Energy Fit Homes, offers multi-point inspections of homes to identify how they are doing on the energy efficiency spectrum.
Your Voices
November 17, 2014

Large Herd of Caribou, Hold the (political) Froth

We have a great opportunity to include Beaufort Sea into the Arctic National Wildlife Range.
Your Voices
November 12, 2014

Give to The Max, Literally

I admit it. I recently hired a moose.
Your Voices
November 11, 2014

Healthy Energy for Rochester?

Conservation Minnesota recently sent a survey to the residents of Rochester to gauge their opinion of energy topics that impact their daily lives.
Your Voices
November 3, 2014

Are you ready for Election Day?

Tomorrow is Election Day and I wanted to provide you with some handy information to make the day easy and smooth.
Your Voices
November 3, 2014

Are you ready for Election Day?

Tomorrow is Election Day and I wanted to provide you with some handy information to make the day easy and smooth.
Your Voices
November 3, 2014

Are you ready for Election Day?

Tomorrow is Election Day and I wanted to provide you with some handy information to make the day easy and smooth.
Your Voices
October 21, 2014

Recent Xcel Announcement A Win For Minnesotans

Xcel Energy announced last week that it will curtail their use of coal at its Black Dog Power plant in Burnsville next spring.
Your Voices
September 16, 2014

Is the yellow-bellied sapsucker destined to be our new state bird?

There stands a chance that Minnesota will find itself in the market for a new state bird if evolving changes in the climate continue at the current pace.
Your Voices
August 15, 2014

Time For A New Minnesota Miracle

Could Minnesota be on the verge of providing a second act to the Minnesota Miracle?
Your Voices
July 29, 2014

Vikings Hometown Pride Is For The Birds

Minnesota sports fans love their homegrown talent.
Your Voices
July 23, 2014

A Man, His Dogs, and Minnesota's Future

Dave Dempsey wrote a review of Frank's new book Sled Dogs to Saint Paul.
Your Voices
July 15, 2014

Healthy Jobs for a Healthy Economy

New Jobs without the Risk