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Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, speaks during a press conference Tuesday afternoon to call for support from Minnesota senators for the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Bemidji legislator endorses U.S. Senate's energy bill


State Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, and local renewable energy and conservation leaders called on the community to back a U.S. Senate bill introduced Sept. 30.

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., introduced the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. The bill aims to help the United States become energy independent and create 1.7 million new clean-energy jobs.

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