News from each of CURE's programs for the month of February including upcoming events and new Facebook pages to check out.
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Upcoming CURE Events

When: Begins on March 10 and runs for 11 weeks until May 19th
Where: CURE Office in Montevideo, MN

When: Saturday, April 18
Where: Maynard, MN

When: Wednesday, April 22 at 5:15 PM
Where: Chippewa County Park in Wegdahl, MN
Energy Program
On Monday, February the 2nd, CURE members and staff joined a group of over 400 other concerned citizens from across the state at the Capitol to show their support in advancing energy efficiency, clean energy and jobs within the renewable energy sector.  Blog post by Kristian Nyberg, Energy Program Coordinator.

CURE launched the Facebook page for our new communication platform, Rural Electric Co-op News. This page is all about sharing the stories and reporting the news that Rural Electric Co-op members need to fully participate as informed member/owners of their co-op. Click here to follow this page.
We support the Minnesota Clean Energy & Jobs Campaign's efforts to enact a responsible Minnesota-based clean energy plan. The plan will save money for Minnesota families and businesses, it will create good jobs, and it will protect our Minnesota's Great Outdoors for our children and grandchildren.
"His own grid," by Anna Haecherl-Smith, Marshall Independent.

"Savings offered in Minnesota's solar boom," by Chris Hrapsky, KARE. Video and article.

"Proposed solar project finds support in Montevideo," by Tom Cherveny, West Central Tribune

"Report: Minnesota solar jobs double in 2014," by David Brakke, St. Cloud Times

Water Program

CURE funds its programs largely through competitive grants, so we rely on relationships with foundations to keep our work going.  It's extremely important to have a long-standing funder like the McKnight Foundation that we can rely upon to serve as a partner and a resource.  We look forward to continuing our work together to deliver strategies that bring us clean water at home and in the Gulf of Mexico.  Thank you, McKnight!

Events and Adventures

CURE is very excited to partner with the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program to offer a Prairies and Potholes certification training.  This course is being taught by longtime CURE member and Master Naturalist Kylene Olson. Beginning on March 10th and every Tuesday until May 19th, CURE will host a Minnesota Master Naturalist Training at our office in Montevideo. Click here to register for this course

SAVE the DATE! CURE's 23rd Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 18th at the Maynard Community Center. 

The Events and Adventures Series now has its own Facebook page for you to "like" and follow. So if you'd like to keep tabs on upcoming events going on in the Minnesota River Basin, click here and "like" our new pageCURE Events & Adventures, where we will share opportunities for you to enjoy Minnesota's great outdoors!

Education and Leadership

Minnesota State Representative David Bly told CURE and Land Stewardship Project (LSP) members that this year's legislative theme is "How do we take care of Greater Minnesota?" If some Minnesota legislators have their way, taking care of Greater Minnesota means the fast tracking of corporate mega projects at the exclusion of rural people from the decision making process when unwanted development comes to rural communities.

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