Skip to main content

Earth Day activists rally at Capitol; businesses offer freebies

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Activists rallied for Earth Day at the Minnesota Capitol on Monday afternoon (just as Mother Nature throws another snow storm our way). The local event will focus on clean energy and jobs, MinnPost reports. Among the speakers expected is Gov. Mark Dayton.

Meanwhile, businesses were offering a number of Earth Day freebies on Monday, including a free cup of Caribou coffee with a reusable cup, KARE 11 reports.

This is the 43rd anniversary of the global awareness day and this year focuses on climate change, the Washington Post reports.

Earth Day 2013 also falls nearly on the three-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history.

Next Up

26136405486_58b42ceec7_k

Runways shut down at MSP Airport due to heavy snow

Some spots in the Twin Cities could see up to 8 inches of snow on Tuesday.

Sourced_Q4_229260_A (1)

2PinkSquirrels - making memories with milkshakes

First Time Guests Get BOGO milkshakes starting December 1st and running through December 15th

SamBrinton

Government official accused of stealing luggage at MSP Airport

Charges state Sam Brinton stole luggage with its contents valued at over $2,000.

Screen Shot 2022-11-29 at 12.09.28 PM

Developer plans 'modern European' condos for Minnetonka

City planners are set to review a concept plan Thursday.

snow

Expect up to 8 inches in Twin Cities; another snowstorm next week?

The latest from Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

northern-long-eared-bat

Northern long-eared bat moved from threatened to endangered list

Populations affected by white-nose syndrome have declined by 97% or more.

JeronimoYanezBCA

Court: Ex-cop who fatally shot Philando Castile had teaching license wrongfully denied

The Court of Appeals sent the application back for reconsideration by the board.

Related

Target and Caribou Coffee among stores offering freebies to celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day has become a popular day for retailers to offer deals and discounts. Take a look at some of the promotions available this year.