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Minnesota Brownfields Awards

The St. Paul-based non-profit organization Minnesota Brownfields is launching an awards program to recognize exemplary brownfield redevelopment projects which have been completed statewide. Winning projects will feature transformation of abandoned or underutilized sites using innovative solutions to significant environmental issues.

Minnesota Foreclosures are not all the same

MPCA policy change: Parcels are likely to remain contaminated longer

This change in policy by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) marks a significant change for the way developers and land owners pursue public funding for redevelopment of contaminated property. In many cases, “conceptual” Response Action Plans or RAPs were used to secure funding for investigation and clean-up of land parcels for which no redevelopment opportunities were identified. This improved local tax base and gave communities peace of mind regarding contaminated sites. With the MPCA policy change, these parcels are likely to remain contaminated longer and retain risk for individuals residing nearby and the environment.

"In all my years practicing law, that has never happened"

Minnesota Brownfields Association is preparing to award the very first Brownfield REscape Award

The Minnesota Brownfields Association is preparing to award the very first Brownfield REscape Award for innovation and economic development related to the recycling and reuse of contaminated land.

Schleck fights for landowners of Good Hue County

In 2011 he wrote to AWA and identified problems with his clients' wind leases and various failures in performance by AWA, including non-payment. After notifying AWA of the deficiencies in its performance and giving AWA a chance to remedy the problems in accordance with the terms of the wind leases,

Opponent Wind Developer Rebuttal Briefs in Coalition for Sensible Siting v. AWA Goodhue Wind

MN Court of Appeals, AWA Goodhue Wind,LLC

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission ("MPUC") erred as a matter of law in failing to properly apply the "good cause" standard set forth in Minnesota Statutes § 216F.081.

Goodhue County Wind Power Story

MN State settles with B of A and CWMC

The State of Minnesota has settled a class action law suit against Bank of America and Countrywide Home Mortgage Corporation and you may be entitled to a portion of the settlement. To find our read the notice from the Minnesota Attorney General below and call 651-296-3353 to speak with a settlement specialis