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Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - MN: Climate Change/Air Quality

St. Paul, MN – Hundreds of environmental and labor activists from across Minnesota are expected to rally this weekend in St. Paul. The Green Jobs Rally Sunday at St. Paul College is part of the effort by the Blue-Green Alliance to promote a greening of the state's employment landscape. Organ

Minneapolis, MN – A group of scientists and advocates just back from a trip to Minnesota's Boundary Waters does not like what it saw. Christopher Cox with the Pew Memorial Trust says evidence of climate change is everywhere. "The first major thing that we noticed was areas where there were sm

Brooten, MN – It's a textbook case of taking an unwanted farm byproduct and turning it into something useful. The public is invited to tour Minnesota's first-of-its-kind "methane digester" today on a small farm in Stearns County. Supporters tout the technology as able to improve the environmen

St. Paul, MN – A decision is expected Thursday about whether a coal-fired power plant on the drawing board in South Dakota will be able to transmit some of its energy output into Minnesota. Backers of the Big Stone Two power plant want to build it near the town of Milbank, in northeastern Sout

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota stands to gain from the development of more "green jobs." Joshua Low with the Blue Green Alliance says a new study by his organization, published today, calls for putting more public resources into areas that will reduce global warming and speed the transition to a

Minneapolis, MN – The United States Senate is back in session after a short holiday break, and a plan to reduce global warming pollution is high on its agenda. Christopher Cox is the Minnesota spokesman for the Pew Environmental Group. He says the proposal takes a significant, but do-able, ste

Minneapolis, MN - New energy legislation is putting Minnesota in the national spotlight. It would require a higher percentage of the diesel fuel sold in the state to be made from biodiesel sources. Jim Kleinschmit, senior associate at the Minnesota-based Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, s

St. Paul, MN – The fate of a proposed South Dakota coal plant that would send energy to Minnesota is now in the hands of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission - and the odds may have changed, with a surprise recommendation by an administrative law judge panel. The panel found Big Stone Tw

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