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      Speak up about the environment next week at Citizen Forums

      Posted on November 20, 2012 at 4:44 PM

      Minnesota Environmental Congress

      On Nov. 27, the regional Citizen Forums on the Environment will begin with forums in Rochester and Bloomington.

      The forums are an opportunity for Minnesotans to interact with state agency commissioners and staff, and learn more about Minnesota’s Environment & Energy Report Card. Those attending the forums will be asked to answer key questions and submit more in-depth ideas for consideration.

      The State of Minnesota wants to hear what Minnesotans’ priorities and visions are for the environment. The input gathered at the forums will be compiled and presented to the Dayton Administration at a statewide Environmental Congress next March.

      Citizen forums:

      • Nov. 27: Wood Lake Meeting Center, Rochester, 9:30 a.m.-12 noon
      • Nov. 27: Normandale Community College, Bloomington, 6:30-9 p.m.
      • Nov. 28: Lake Superior College, Duluth, 5:30-8 p.m.
      • Dec. 10: Worthington High School, 3:30-6 p.m.
      • Dec. 12: Stearns County Service Center, Saint Cloud, 5:30-8 p.m.
      • Dec. 14: Minnesota State University, Moorhead, 3-5:30 p.m.

      The Minnesota Environmental Congress and the Citizens Forums leading up to it are the result of Governor Dayton’s Executive Order 11-32. To assess Minnesota’s progress toward clean air, water and energy, the Environmental Quality Board is convening Citizen Forums around the state to engage citizens in constructive dialogue, identify environmental challenges, and define a vision for Minnesota’s environmental future.

      For more information or to register for a Citizen Forum, visit If you have questions, contact Anna Sherman at 651-201-6607 or send a message to

      This project is a collaboration of Governor Dayton, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Department of Commerce, Minnesota Department of Administration, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the Board of Soil and Water Resources.