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ENVIRONMENT

The Duluth-based utility would add up to 700 megawatts of renewable energy and set a plan for the future of Boswell Energy Center.
A Minnesota city and reservation will be receiving federal funding for air quality monitoring, but many of Minnesota’s cities and counties has some of the best quality air in the nation.
“As a nation, especially of the time, it was an impressive accomplishment,” Marianne Bohren, executive director of the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District, said during a public tour Tuesday.
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive almost $1.5 million.
The U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy are researching how restored bogs help slow climate change.
Japanese apple rust requires both junipers and apples or crabapples to complete its life cycle, with spores carried by wind or rain to infect other plants.

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Over 4,000 people gathered at Bayfront Festival Park to celebrate efforts — many unseen — that advocate for clean-water access.
The company and its supporters want an environmental review of its project, not a blanket ban or study on hypothetical projects within the watershed.
The giant bird, in protective wrap, made the road trip early Thursday morning. It will be on display in the Eco Experience building to raise awareness of the dangers of lead pollution.

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