STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT Grand Forks Council renews recycling contract
Story by Charly Haley
Recycling service in Grand Forks will stay the same following a vote at Mondays Grand Forks City Council meeting.
The City Council voted to keep its current recycling contract ... Posted on 12/3/13 at 11:21 AM
BEST FRIENDS ND Celebrate Earth Day with Best Friends
Join Best Friends for their Pizza Ranch Tip Night on Earth Day, Monday, April 22nd from 5pm to 8pm. Mention Best Friends (or bring in attached flyer) and Pizza Ranch will donate 10% to BFMP.
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STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Celebrate Earth Day with these Newspaper Activities
Every day is Earth Day for people who care about the environment.But for one day each year, people all over the world join forces to call attention to the beauty of the Earth and the ways in which w... Posted on 4/10/13 at 8:18 AM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT What a guy; what an eye!
I heard from people when I wrote about Russ Troemner back in September of 2012.
Comments such as this from someone named Elaine:
Naomi I am so glad you took the time to write about Russ small act o... Posted on 3/21/13 at 3:21 PM
ON MY MIND Recycle cell phones, reduce e-waste
If you have old cell phones at home, don't throw them away, recycle them!
The following info about the cell phone recycling program is from the City of Woodbury website:
Cell phones are one of the f... Posted on 3/6/13 at 8:56 PM
A new recycling contract with Waste Management got the blessings of the Grand Forks City Council’s Safety/Service Committee Tuesday night. The five-year contract would keep service levels the same but gives the city the option of expanding services any time during the contract.
In a close, contentious vote in August, the Grand Forks City Council put the kibosh on an expanded recycling program that would have included larger recycling bins for all homeowners and a bigger recycling bill.
Many of us dispatch our used paper to a bin, the first step on the way to Recycle Land. These household accumulations of paper and cardboard are just one more thing to get rid of. Luckily, there are designers and artists who see possibilities in all that wood pulp.
The Grand Forks City Council has one member who is elected citywide.
That member is the mayor. And on Monday night, Mayor Mike Brown cast a tiebreaking vote that packs more punch because Brown represents the whole city, not a ward.
A new Minnesota law will make it easier for homeowners to recycle used paint by creating a network of hardware and paint stores that accept old paint for free, then ship it to approved processing sites.
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