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Knife River Focused on Recycling

MDU Resources Group, Bismarck, ND, issued its 2010 sustainability report, entitled “Building a Strong America. “The idea of sustainability continues to evolve as we, along with the rest of the world, become more conscious of our impact on the planet. We continue our efforts at MDU Resources to minimize harmful impacts,” reads the report in its introduction.

Recycling is a key to MDU Resources’ sustainability efforts. At a number of its company locations, MDU Resources recycles various materials, including, but not limited to, construction materials, computers and electronics, electrical equipment, light bulbs, paper, scrap metal, appliances, coal combustion ash, used oil and batteries.

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CARB Holds off on Off-Road Diesel Rule

By Mark S. Kuhar

In a ruling that comes as welcome news for California aggregates producers, the California Air Resources Board approved a four-year reprieve for its off-road diesel emissions rule, admitting that a down economy and unreliable science contributed to previous data.

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Do You Have Control over NIMBY?

Picture this: economic difficulties haven’t slowed your business down and you decide to pursue a plant expansion. You construct your business plan, collect the proper paperwork and get ready for the approval process. All of a sudden the zoning commission holds off on granting your permit.

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Beware of Bloggers

There's a Difference Between a Reporter and Blogger.

By Thomas J. Roach

Newspapers and television news broadcasts are not the dominant source of public information that they used to be. More and more we are turning to the internet where bloggers compete with journalists as sources of news. A blog is an internet page that is updated weekly, daily or even hourly with new information.

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