The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air pollution health advisory for portions of eastern, southern and southeastern Minnesota, effective Sunday, June 19 from 11a.m. through 9 p.m. The affected area includes the Twin Cities Metro, Albert Lea, Forest Lake, Mankato, Owatonna, Red Wing, Rochester, Winona and Worthington.
Twin Cities MN
Twin Cities Minnesota Metro Area. Minneapolis Saint Paul and surrounding area. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are Minnesota's two biggest cities. The metro area has about half of Minnesota's population.
Current information on statewide fire danger and burning restrictions is available online.
Many areas have additional local restrictions.
April 15 2016 much of the state had high to very high fire danger. Southwest Minnesota was considered extremely high.
February 10, 2016
News release from Minnesota Department of commerce http://www.mn.gov/commerce
"Minnesota solar jobs more than doubled in past two years, with bright future ahead for state’s solar industry"
"SAINT PAUL – The number of solar jobs in Minnesota more than doubled during th
e past two years and, thanks to solar-friendly state and federal policies, the job surge is expected to continue, according to the Minnesota Solar Jobs Census.
The Minnesota legislature made a law in 2014 requiring businesses, public sector, and nonprofits in the 7 county Twin Cities metro area to recycle at least 3 different types of materials starting January 1, 2016.
For more details see these links:
Recycling Association of Minnesota
in Minnesota Summer 2015 The hive was near Peavy Lake in Morrison County (bees on there way to finding a new hive) the other photos and video are from Brainerd MN
Interrupting our regular programming to show you some ways to take care of the device you view this web site on
6-14-2015 was flag day, photo taken 6-14-2015 in Brainerd
Sneak Peak and reading from a rough draft of my new ebook about Datacommuting that I'm making with iBooks which I plan to publish in June 2015. This video was made from Google Hangouts. The introduction was made with iMovie. And edited together with YouTube Editor. Nathan Steffenson