Pimp your downspout

Did you ever watch the MTV show Pimp my Ride? In each episode, the team would select a person with a truly awful car and then spend a few days restoring and customizing the vehicle. I could have definitely used their help twenty years ago. My first clunker was a Dodge Omni, which was a…

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Hugo and Forest Lake find innovative ways to Reduce, Reuse & Replenish

Like most suburban communities, the City of Hugo uses nearly half of its municipal water supply to provide some form of irrigation. Unlike most communities, the city is telling residents in some neighborhoods to go ahead and keep the sprinklers running. It’s not that Hugo wants to waste water. In fact, the city is keenly…

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Making Better Use of Rainwater at CHS Field

Though it may seem common-sense to make use of rainwater that would otherwise run off into storm sewers connecting to the Mississippi River, stormwater reuse is actually a rather new technology in Minnesota.

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Saving up from a rainy day

Collecting and saving rainwater for later use is a practice that used to be common, back when Old Cottage Grove was just plain Cottage Grove.

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