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Golf course upgrades meant to reduce pollution in Mississippi
KSTP - Jan. 2, 2019

A new project is meant to keep polluted water out of the Mississippi River, and reduce flooding in Northeast Minneapolis and Columbia Heights. The Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO) has been awarded $800,000 from the Minnesota Board of Soil and Water Resources...

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You Can Skip The Salt And Scrape Off Sidewalk Ice Monday
Patch.com - Dec. 31, 2018

... conditions are warming enough where the use of salt isn't necessary, according to the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization...

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Weather creates hazards on Minnesota roads and Twin Cities sidewalks
Star Tribune - Dec. 31, 2018

Stubborn ice can be removed with a scraper or chisel, available at most hardware stores, according to a tweet from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization.

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Fridley council approves smart salting grant agreement
Fridley Sun Focus - Dec. 4, 2018

The Fridley City Council unanimously approved a capital project grant agreement with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization for smart salting best management practices during the Nov. 13 meeting.

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Cemstone recognized for environmental excellence
Albert Lea Tribune - Nov. 1, 2018

The rainwater harvesting system, installed through a partnership with Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, allows rainwater to be used in place of potable water in the batching of new concrete.

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New exhibit at UMN highlights impact of water in Minnesota
The Minnesota Daily - Oct. 18, 2018

Water researchers at the University of Minnesota are increasing collaboration with community partners in light of a new exhibit on water resources hosted by the University.

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Organization restoring Nicollet Island habitat
Southwest Journal - August 21, 2018

The Friends of the Mississippi River is working to restore native prairie and forest and remove invasive species on Nicollet Island. The organization is planning to improve habitat on more than 7 acres of open space and natural area on the 48-acre island, according to the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, which is funding the project.

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Top Projects of 2017: Hawthorne EcoVillage Apartments
Finance and Commerce - July 27, 2018

…Working with the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, Project for Pride in Living created a sophisticated stormwater-management system using rain gardens and an underground storage system.…

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Minneapolis unveils plans for new public works depot
Star Tribune - April 26, 2018

The LEED-certified project also received a boost with the award of a $550,000 grant from the Mississippi Watershed Management Organization, whose focus is on reducing the amount of polluted runoff water reaching the river.

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