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By dog team, ex-lawmaker delivers sulfide mining petitions

A group of several hundred people asked Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers on Thursday to oppose copper and nickel mining permits in northeastern Minnesota.

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Quest for data slows copper-nickel mine near Hoyt Lakes

Environmentalists say that northeastern Minnesota, with forests, lakes and wetlands that make it one of the most beautiful and popular areas in the state, is the wrong place for such a mine. The risk of acid runoff and the leaching of heavy metals, they argue, are too great a risk. They also say it could threaten some of the declining number of Minnesota's naturally occurring stands of wild rice, a major concern for Indian tribes, because the plant does not grow well in water high in sulfates, another potential byproduct of the mine and ore processing.

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Researchers warn Prairie Island, Monticello plants pose threat to drinking water

RED WING, Minn. (Fox 47) -- Two Minnesota environmental and public interest groups released a report Wednesday warning of a threat of drinking water being contaminated by nuclear power plants along the Mississippi River.

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Xcel says there's no risk as Prairie Island spills radioactive water again

Radioactive water has spilled from Xcel Energy's Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing, Minn., on two recent occasions, according to notifications the utility sent to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission this month.

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Bringing Solar to Minnesota’s Schools!

Solar power is the fastest-growing energy generation in America, and panels are being installed on public buildings across our nation. But every year, Minnesotans still spend more than $20 billion consumer dollars on dirty imported energy.

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