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On the Road NW with Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions

Spring has arrived in the Northland and it was clear as the Climate Minnesota team traveled north to west and south again.  The trees are budding and the spring peepers are peeping in the ponds. The ice is close to out on Lake Bemidji and the winds of spring blew us into Crookston.  Our first […]

Mike’s Climate Story, as told to Katie Siegner

Cold weather has rarely stopped Minnesotans from going about their lives, and these days University of Minnesota- Duluth assistant professor Mike Mageau is proving that it also doesn’t have to stop fresh produce from growing year-round. Mike Mageau, assistant professor of Environment and Sustainability and Director of the Center for Sustainable Community Development at UMD, […]

DeAndra’s Climate Story

Having moved around many times as I grew up, I have been exposed to the humidity and heat of the low south and the arctic temperatures of the high north. Even though I planted shallow roots in each of these places, I quickly got to know local people and deeply understand the culture of the […]

David’s Climate Story

Climate change is a complicated problem. As we’re starting to see, it will affect everything and everyone on our planet in nuanced ways, and the bulk of those effects will very likely be negative. This is the simple logic that compelled me to focus on energy and the environment in my education. Growing up in […]

Will Steger: Climate Story

When I was a kid in Richfield, I loved to play hockey. Even though I loved it, I decided to trade my hockey skates to a neighbor for a wagon full of National Geographic magazines.  They changed my life because they instilled my desire for adventure and exploration. I also remember reading Huck Finn in […]