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Robert Moffitt

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 years 3 weeks

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Hat tip to Mr. Cardenas.

Posted on 08/27/13 at 06:57 am in response to Behind-the-scenes book on Michele Bachmann released

There are 18, count 'em, 18 official smoking sites on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. So enough with the whining, huh?

Posted on 08/26/13 at 09:26 am in response to GOP candidates for governor tackle Dayton, heat at State Fair forum

No one knows how well MNSure will work, but if it lives up to its potential, these three guys are going to look pretty silly speaking out against it.

I'm a big fan of Patch, and sometimes contributor to local sites.

Posted on 08/19/13 at 06:12 am in response to Rep. Keith Ellison: 'Cut off aid to Egypt'

Saint Cloud is building a natural gas fueling station for city vehicles and buses. New Flyer, which builds buses at their St. Cloud plant, has added a new assembly line exclusively for natural gas powered buses.

Kwik Trip has four stations offering CNG in Minnesota: St. Michael, Rochester, Minnesota City and Owatonna. Two more stations are expected to open soon in Mankato and Eagan. There are also private CNG stations in Blaine, Minneapolis, Ramsey and Delano.

I'll be...

Posted on 08/19/13 at 08:21 am in response to Rep. Keith Ellison: 'Cut off aid to Egypt'

I have spoken to several Minnesota trash and recycling haulers who have gone to CNG vehicles, and they tell a similar tale. By their math, natural gas vehicles pay for themselves fairly quickly.

My organization is interested in CNG vehicles because the tailpipe emissions are considerably cleaner than vehicles running on traditional diesel or gasoline fuels. Extra bonus: the trucks are also quieter than the old diesel models. They get slightly less MPG on natural gas, but the savings...

Posted on 08/19/13 at 10:14 am in response to Rep. Keith Ellison: 'Cut off aid to Egypt'

There is a Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition already up and running in North Dakota, as well as a U.S. Dept. of Energy Clean Cities program that covers the whole Peace Garden State.

Posted on 08/19/13 at 10:20 am in response to Rep. Keith Ellison: 'Cut off aid to Egypt'

Kwik Trip is really changing the game when it comes to CNG in WI, IA and MN. They don't have any plans to expand to Fargo right now, but stories like this may make the Fargo-Morehead metro area look too good to pass up.

...but what does Fairchild think about MNSure? #AskAGopher

Posted on 08/08/13 at 12:10 pm in response to Ex-Bachmann aide: Ongoing scandal hurts Iowa caucuses feed the world. Those terrible farmers!