Military's green push could be boon for Minnesota businesses

The U.S. military is a hefty spender, and nowadays it's spending on eco-friendly technology. Princeton business e-Ride Industries, which is supplying electric vehicles for naval bases, is just one of many Midwest businesses that could see a cut.
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The U.S. military is a hefty spender, and nowadays it's spending on eco-friendly technology. Princeton business e-Ride Industries, which is supplying electric vehicles for naval bases, is just one of many Midwest businesses that could see a cut.

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