On November 5, 2020, MNIPL testified directly in front of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), advocating for changes to Minnesota Power’s proposed solar rebate program (SolarSense) and an accompanying Low Income Solar grant program. MNIPL has been an official intervenor in various Minnesota Power solar proposals over the past 5 years. Our volunteers, staff, and…

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We are all aware of the devastating effects of COVID-19, not only on people’s health but also on their well-being. As the pandemic began, members of MNIPL generously donated to our efforts in supporting Duluth area nonprofits serving those in need. Thanks to you, this spring we delivered $4000 of meals, groceries, and additional support…

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Our Duluth team sends out a huge thank you to all who supported our three-month COVID-19 support drive. Local donors contributed $4,000 to serve more than 400 people and assist 6 nonprofits and 6 local businesses. In March of 2020, Duluth MNIPL members learned that one of our member churches was providing meals to the…

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On July 2nd, the Duluth volunteer team completed a 2-month COVID Community Support plan by providing dinner to 30 guests of Loaves & Fishes, which offers hospitality to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The team purchased food from Pizza Luce (their favorite:)). Loaves & Fishes staff have mentioned that they’ve had increased guest turnover, an increase…

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On April 28th, MNIPL’s Lake Superior Network joined with the Oreck-Alpern Interreligious Forum and Temple Israel of Duluth to co-host an Earth Day Interfaith forum called Climate, Spirit, and Change. The event drew about 60 participants for food, fellowship, and a lively moderated discussion among nine local faith and spiritual leaders about the significance of the…

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On December 21, 2018, members of the Lake Superior Network, MNIPL, delivered a sunny Christmas by donating solar equipment to the AICHO youth education program, including solar lanterns for every child in the program, a solar oven, and a small solar electric and battery system. The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO), is a non-profit that grew out…

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Many Rivers Montessori in Duluth, Minnesota, is thrilled to have its new solar array up and running! The 64 panel, rooftop ballasted system (20kW) was mounted on the front roof of the school’s new building in the Woodland neighborhood over the fall. The building was renovated over the summer to accommodate the school’s growing student…

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The chambers at Duluth City Hall was packed and the heat was on as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) listened to testimony related to the MN Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative  proposal to build a natural gas plant in Superior, WI. Many environmental , consumer advocacy, and even the large industrial groups who use 2/3rds MN…

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It’s been an incredible year for the Arrowhead MN Interfaith Power and Light. We’ve grown our network in new and exciting ways and we’ve helped AICHO successfully fund and install a solar array! AICHO (American Indian Community Housing Organization) received over $60,000 in community grants and donations to install solar panels and LED lighting as…

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