The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air pollution health advisory for portions of eastern, southern and southeastern Minnesota, effective Sunday, June 19 from 11a.m. through 9 p.m. The affected area includes the Twin Cities Metro, Albert Lea, Forest Lake, Mankato, Owatonna, Red Wing, Rochester, Winona and Worthington.
Twin Cities MN
Twin Cities Minnesota Metro Area. Minneapolis Saint Paul and surrounding area. Minneapolis and Saint Paul are Minnesota's two biggest cities. The metro area has about half of Minnesota's population.
Around June is the time of year of the most deer -car crashes. The grown up fawns have separated from the doe.
June is also railroad crossing safety month...Read more
- For some it is Memorial Day weekend.
- some it is when school gets out.
- for meteorological summer in Minnesota June 1st is the date normally used.
- For astronomical summer it goes by the day with the longest daylight
- in Northern Hemisphere is June 20 2016
- in Southern Hemisphere it is December 21 2016
- Have a Happy Summer
5-6-2016 smoke over Minnesota from Canada forest fires far away. red sunset past 2 nights
earlier 4-14-2016 red sunset
earlier measurements at Detroit lakes is unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Air quality was moderate in Brainerd, Twin Cities according to air quality index measurements at: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/air/air-quality-and-pollutants/gene...
Current information on statewide fire danger and burning restrictions is available online.
Many areas have additional local restrictions.
April 15 2016 much of the state had high to very high fire danger. Southwest Minnesota was considered extremely high.
February 10, 2016
News release from Minnesota Department of commerce http://www.mn.gov/commerce
"Minnesota solar jobs more than doubled in past two years, with bright future ahead for state’s solar industry"
"SAINT PAUL – The number of solar jobs in Minnesota more than doubled during th
e past two years and, thanks to solar-friendly state and federal policies, the job surge is expected to continue, according to the Minnesota Solar Jobs Census.
In the winter Snow and Ice can make it difficult to drive. Avoid driving, if possible during difficult conditions. If you must drive, Allow extra time to get to your destination. Slow Down. Have snow and ice cleared from your vehicle. Keep your headlights on. Have a survivor kit including water, food, blanket, flashlight, and wear winter clothing including coat, hat, gloves/mittens.
for current conditions go to www.511mn.org
News release by Minnesota Department of Revenue
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota taxpayers can begin filing their state income tax returns as of Tuesday, January 19, 2016. For the benefit and convenience of Minnesota taxpayers, this is also the same date that the Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting federal income tax returns.
Electronic Filing and Direct Deposit
Choosing electronic filing and direct deposit is the most secure way to get your refund. Last year, over 2 million Minnesota taxpayers used electronic software to file their taxes. Visit MN department of revenue website to see the list tax software providers that are certified to submit electronically filed returns ....
The Minnesota legislature made a law in 2014 requiring businesses, public sector, and nonprofits in the 7 county Twin Cities metro area to recycle at least 3 different types of materials starting January 1, 2016.
For more details see these links:
Recycling Association of Minnesota