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Minnesota provides model for reducing carbon emissions

SPORTS: ‘Carbon Free Girl’ brings new approach to professional race car circuit. (Midwest Energy News)

CARBON: Minnesota is a model for reducing carbon emissions without breaking much of a sweat. (New York Times)

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RELIABILITY: Detroit Public Schools announces switch to DTE Energy to improve reliability, decrease lost school days due to outages. (CBS Detroit)

COAL: Wisconsin resident claims nearby We Energies coal plant is exacerbating family’s health issues. (The Journal Times)

PIPELINE: Company proposing ET Rover pipeline through Michigan argued it was unnecessary less than two years ago. (Detroit Free Press)

NATURAL GAS: Researchers take a closer look at Pierre Shale gas and how it might affect production in Great Plains states. (Associated Press)

POLITICS: D.C.-based group spends $600K to tout Kansas governor and his support for coal. (Associated Press)

OIL AND GAS: Illinois is more favorable to coal than oil and gas industries, petroleum broker claims. (Southern Illinoisan)

BIOFUEL: Illinois city considers using lake sediment as part of bio-energy site. (Herald-Review)

WIND: The case for expanding wind energy in Tornado Alley states. (Forbes)

FRACKING: Ballot initiative in Colorado could twist politics in state where fracking industry has flourished. (Grist)

COMMENTARY: Proposed fracking rules in Michigan don’t go far enough. (Grand Haven Tribune)

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