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State of Minnesota progress on clean energy goals published in Department of Commerce report

The Minnesota Department of Commerce has published the Energy Policy and Conservation Quadrennial Report 2020, along with the digital Minnesota Energy Data Dashboard, to provide an up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of the State of Minnesota’s progress toward clean energy goals.

“When Minnesota lawmakers and communities are considering new energy-related initiatives, Commerce’s Division of Energy Resources is providing data and staff expertise to inform decision-making,” said Commerce Commissioner Grace Arnold. “The critical role that energy plays in the Minnesota economy, environment and social vitality is demonstrated on a daily basis. Commerce supports data-driven energy policymaking to keep Minnesota on the path for a reliable, affordable and clean energy economy.”

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Victim Dies after being struck by pontoon he fell from

On Friday June 11 at approximately 11:40 p.m. Aitkin County Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a man overboard on Big Sandy Lake near Hillcrest Resort. McGregor Fire Department and Aitkin County deputies responded with boats.

Deputies launched onto Big Sandy Lake and made contact with a group of men on a Misty Harbor pontoon boat. The men on the boat told deputies that their friend, Nathen Norman Waldo, 34, of North Branch MN, had fallen off the front of the pontoon boat as the boat was moving forward. Witnesses said that Waldo was swept underneath the boat as it continued forward and believed that Waldo was struck by the motor.

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Water Ski Crash results in Serious Injury

Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch reports that on Friday, June 11th 2021 at 9:15 AM, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an injured water skier on Long Lake in Inguadona Township, rural Remer MN. Deputies and Responders arrived on scene and learned that a male, age 24 of Chaska MN, was being pulled by a boat while waterskiing over the wake of the boat.

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Cast for Outdoor Musical Announced

Brainerd Community Theatre announces the cast for its summer production of the musical ‘Xanadu.’

Directed by local community theatre veteran Amy Borash, the cast includes many performers familiar to local audiences: Kevin Boyles, Travis Chaput, Brianna Engels, Jaydon Friedel, Jacob Hanson, Sharon Hartley, Macy Judd, Rachael Kline, Lily Medved-Charpentier, Erik Paulson, and Nicole Rothleutner.

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