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A Minnesota city and reservation will be receiving federal funding for air quality monitoring, but many of Minnesota’s cities and counties has some of the best quality air in the nation.
The EPA enforces a summertime ban on E15 over concerns it contributes to smog in hot weather, though research has since shown the 15% blend may not increase smog relative to the more common E10 sold year-round.
"The problems we're experiencing in Dodge County are problems that are being faced in community after community in rural America," said a member of Dodge County Concerned Citizens, one of the petitioners in the case.
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive almost $1.5 million.
The $7.7 million project is expected to take three years to complete.
The U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy are researching how restored bogs help slow climate change.

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Around 140 Winona County residents signed the letter asking Gov. Tim Walz to meet with the community to discuss the July 26 fish kill near Lewiston.
The new electric buses will replace six aging buses which travel an estimated 173,300 miles annually, consuming over 30,000 gallons of fuel.
Japanese apple rust requires both junipers and apples or crabapples to complete its life cycle, with spores carried by wind or rain to infect other plants.

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