Letter: Pulling the rug out from millions

In response to what I have learned of the Senate Republicans’ plan to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act legislation, I wish to express my deep concern for effects that it will have on low-income Americans.

‘Tis the season for farmers markets

The days are longer and temperatures are rising throughout the Twin Cities metro area. It's the time of year where Minnesotans shed half a dozen clothing layers and remember what the sun feels like on their skin. What better way…

‘Tis the season for farmers markets

The days are longer and temperatures are rising throughout the Twin Cities metro area. It's the time of year where Minnesotans shed half a dozen clothing layers and remember what the sun feels like on their skin. What better way…

2040 Comprehensive Plan Open House – July 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Residents are invited to attend an Open House to learn more about the draft Future Land Use Map, to ask questions of City staff, and to provide their comments.

The Open House will be held at City Council Chambers, 109 Main Street East, Carver, on Thursday, July 13, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

For a copy of the Future Land Use Map – click HERE.

If you are unable to attend this Open House, comments can also be provided at www.cityofcarver.com, or by emailing:  Brent Mareck, City Manager, at bmareck@cityofcarver.com, or Cindy Nash, City Planner, at cnash@collaborative-planning.com.

Comments are due by noon on Thursday, July 20, 2017.

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EGP-NA’s Minnesota Solar Wind Project Announces Start of Operations

Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA) has started operations of its 150 MWdc Aurora solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Minnesota. This 16-site plant includes a location in West Waconia.

A few details of the completed project are below. Additional information about the site including press release announcing start of operations, fact sheet and quotes from Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith; Rep. Pat Garofalo, Chair, Job Growth and Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee; Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman can be found here: http://pntdrv.com/us2brro

  • Aurora is a utility-scale distributed solar model, consisting of 16 small-scale solar sites to supply green energy to communities across the state.
  • Aurora can generate approximately 210 million kWh annually, equivalent to the energy consumption needs of over 17,000 U.S. households, while avoiding the emission of over 150,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere each year.
  • The innovative design of Aurora highlights how renewables can provide both sustainable, reliable energy to communities while delivering significant environmental benefits and economic value – furthering the ‘open power’ approach to open energy access to more people, new technologies and new uses.
  • EGP-NA has a 15-year history in MN owning and operating plants, including the Prairie Rose wind farm (200 MW) and Minnesota Wind farm (30 MW).
  • Aurora brings EGP-NA’s total installed capacity in Minnesota to 380 MW.

Where the heck is it?

Each week we publish a detail of a local landmark. The next week we identify the landmark. Do you know where the heck this is? Send us your guess.