After Five Supper Club for Sale

For Sale! $220,000

Don’t miss this opportunity for a great turn key business! The After Five Supper is a well-established business.  This 4,800 sq ft commercial property is located right along U.S.Highway 75.

If interested or want to tour the property call (605)881-9224

Celebrating Women in Energy: Lynette Engelhardt Stott with Three Rivers Community Action

We’re celebrating Women’s History month by highlighting Women in Energy – thanks to Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries…

The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2018, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Lynette Engelhardt Stott, Energy Programs Coordinator with Three Rivers Community Action, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Lynette Engelhardt Stott: I am the Energy Programs Coordinator at Three Rivers Community Action.

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Celebrating Women in Energy: Erica Forsman with US Solar Corporation

We’re celebrating Women’s History month by highlighting Women in Energy – thanks to Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries…

The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2018, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Erica Forsman, Project Developer with United States Solar Corporation, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Erica Forsman: I work as a Project Developer for US Solar, a developer, owner, and operator that works across the Midwest focused on community solar.

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Celebrating Women in Energy: Katherine Teiken with Minnesota Housing

We’re celebrating Women’s History month by highlighting Women in Energy – thanks to Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries…

The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2018, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Katherine Teiken, Energy Efficiency Fellow with Minnesota Housing, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Katherine Teiken: I started my career by working in single-family residential energy efficiency in Saint Paul.

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Learn more about the Iron Industry in Minnesota

People have been asking us about the Iron Industry in Minnesota, so we wanted to share information from Minnesota Iron Mining

The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota’s (IMA) mission is to promote an iron ore industry that will provide long-term growth and prosperity for all stakeholders through profitability in a competitive, global market.

The membership is made up of the nine producing iron ore mines in Northeast Minnesota that are capable of producing more than 40 million tons of taconite annually from Minnesota’s iron ore deposits. The trade association is also made up of 200 vendors that supply products and services to the mining industry. The companies that operate the mines include ArcelorMittal, Cliffs Natural Resources, Magnetation, Steel Dynamics and U.S. Steel.

The iron mines directly contribute $1.8 billion to the economy of Minnesota every year in the form of purchases, wages and benefits, taxes and royalties. Subsequent business impact induced as the result of iron mining is responsible for more than an additional $1.6 billion – making the total economic impact $3 billion on the state and region’s economy. Currently the mines directly employ 4,200 men and women and support an additional 13,000 employed by vendors.

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6 Predictions For Energy Policy At the 2018 Minnesota Legislature

Sharing some predictions from Energy News Network

  1. Energy storage bridges the partisan divide
  2. The state’s RPS is staying where it’s at, for now anyway
  3. Biomass gets a hearing, but what comes of it is less certain
  4. Volkswagen settlement funds spur EV funding talk
  5. If utilities don’t share their tax savings, lawmakers will make them
  6. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) picks up steam

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Mankato solar array to host unique research study

The Mankato Free Press reports…

The piece of land just east of Mankato was prairie for thousands of years. A century and a half ago it was plowed into farmland. Last year it was transformed to a massive solar array.

And this spring, the parcel will become a first-of-its-kind research laboratory — studying ways to make harmonious neighbors of solar arrays, prairie plants and agriculture.

“We certainly are aiming to demonstrate this in practice as well as theory that solar developments can coexist with agriculture in a very effective way,” said Marcus Krembs, director of sustainability for Enel Green Power North America. “… This is a really exciting project.”

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