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2023 Legislative Agenda

Support State Funding for an Indigenous Cultural Center in Park Rapids

March 15, 2023

MNIPL has another opportunity for you to support our agenda for Indigenous Rights and Climate Justice. The regional community development initiative Akiing recently purchased the Carnegie Library building in Park Rapids…

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MNCIFA Gets Hearings in the Senate

March 14, 2023

After receiving its initial hearing in the MN House on March 7, the bill that would establish the MN Climate Innovation Finance Authority (MNCIFA) (SF 2301; authored by Senator Tou…

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The MN Indian Family Preservation Act Passes

March 10, 2023

On Thursday, March 9, House members voted 128-0 to pass HF1071/SF667, the Indian Family Preservation Act. It had passed the Senate 66-1 on February 27. The bill now heads to…

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Introducing the MN Climate Innovation Finance Authority (MnCIFA)

March 2, 2023

Rep. Emma Greenman and Sen. Tou Xiong have introduced a bill (HF2336/SF2301) to establish the Minnesota Climate Innovation Finance Authority (MnCIFA). If enacted, the MnCIFA will bridge financing gaps in…

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MN Senate votes to support Native rights

February 28, 2023

Kudos to the MN Senate for passing a bill, introduced by Sen. Mary Kunesh, which bolsters the MN Indian Family Preservation Act, bringing critical support for the wellbeing of Native children.

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Youth leader calls for clean electricity

January 23, 2023

MNIPL youth leader Makayla Freeman testified before the MN State Senate in support of the 100% clean electricity bill.

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Update on the 100% Clean Electricity by 2040 Bill

January 18, 2023

MNIPL has mixed feelings about HF7, the 100% clean electricity by 2040 bill, which passed out of the House committee. Read our analysis and watch Julia Nerbonne’s testimony.

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Testifying for Diversity Metrics from Utilities

January 17, 2023

Joshua Lewis testified before the Minnesota House on behalf of HF49, which asks for utilities to keep diversity metrics. Watch Joshua’s testimony.

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