On April 10, 2019, the MN DNR denied the latest petition for Environmental Review in the Pineland Sands, which was put together by citizens primarily to address chemical contamination of surface and groundwater, and aerial overspray of chemical by irrigated agriculture operations, which are deforesting the area. This was the fourth official attempt at drawing government attention to the Pineland Sands environment. The reasons the department provided for the unprecedented delay in this decision included:
An alarming misinterpretation of vegetarianism recently surfaced. It primarily argued against the role of education in presenting full information to children. Open education on vegetarianism and diet choice was interpreted as threatening to public welfare.
Buy local. Support local independent businesses. We hear it all the time, but it is more important now than ever. Even big-box solutions that we have grown used to for one-stop convenience are struggling because of online shopping. Is that where our values are? Online? Convenience? What does that do for our sense of community?
Teenagers conjure up all kinds of images in our minds: Strong, energetic, techy, buoyant, independent, impulsive, emotional, adventuresome and ever-changing. They are complex human beings who need care, stability and guidance in their lives to become healthy productive adults.
Regardless of which of the two dominant political parties you support or align with in Minnesota, your endorsement process is being spit upon by a large number of candidates this year.