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Waste Wise promotes sustainability while improving your bottom line

Minnesota Waste Wise operates on a simple premise: “Less waste is smart business for a better environment.” The program has two main goals, says Waste Wise Executive Director Jill Curran. "Zero waste, on the waste front, and net zero energy on the energy front.”

Businesses in Moorhead and Alexandria received firsthand advice during recent on-site visits by Curran as she and her staff assist businesses across the state in their sustainability efforts. As underscored by the businesses, making progress requires a companywide mind-set.

Providers now have 10 days to provide ‘good faith’ cost estimates

More and more Minnesotans are shouldering higher health care costs, forcing them to become better consumers when shopping for medical treatment. Yet they are often hindered by lack of up-front information, notes Bentley Graves, the Minnesota Chamber’s director of health care policy.

The Minnesota Chamber successfully spearheaded legislation this year to strengthen state law.