Fix Yer Bike!!!

Resist Zine One of the most common reasons for a bike to sit unused is a flat tire. I know, because I am just as bad about it as anybody else. I just got a new (used) bike and started using it, and a week later I had a flat. …

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Are Antibiotics and Antibacterials Necessary?

Emily Moore Minnesota Pollution Control Agency We live in a time when world views are clashing and colliding everywhere. Evidence of this is all around us-religious views, political views, lifestyles-the list goes on and on. One such collision occurs in the way we view public health. One view, developed early …

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Raising Urban Chickens: Understanding the Legal Basics

Jennifer Harmening Urban Gardener Urban chicken laws vary from city to city in Minnesota. Recent laws have made it easier for residents to raise backyard chickens in the Twin Cities and many neighbors are taking advantage of the opportunity for fresh eggs and a closer connection to their food supply. …

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Public Financing of Political Candidates & Parties

Eric Makela Green Party of Minnesota Public financing is a system where a government provides candidates or political parties with money to help fund their campaigns or operations. It’s designed to help eliminate the negative impact that comes along with private contributions and special interests. It also levels the playing …

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Living the Simple Life III

Ellen Telander Winsted Organics Farm I call this year “I’m so glad I own a farm” year. We’ve all noticed the price increases of food and gas. I’ve been asking other farmers to learn the scoop. My buddy, Steve Nowak, an organic farmer that grows wheat and barley, says it’s …

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Victory Gardens

Kathy Swenson Do It Green! Magazine Tucked away in South Minneapolis is one of just two Victory Gardens nationwide still in active use. The gardens at Dowling School in Minneapolis and the Fenway Victory Garden in Boston are the only two remaining gardens left of the approximately 20 million nationwide …

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