A young eagle flying above the Mississippi River in Brainerd MN.
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.
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The Minnesota Department of Revenue began accepting returns on January 23, 2017.
Choosing electronic filing and direct deposit is the most secure way to get your refund. Last year, over 2 million Minnesota taxpayers used electronic software to file their taxes.
"Beginning the week of January 16, 2017, start setting out your recyclables in your new recycling cart for collection. We will no longer accept recyclables in blue curbside bins, other containers, or paper bags outside of the cart. "
Tuesday Morning at about 7am (photos taken from Brainerd MN)
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.
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