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Lakeland PBS to host clean energy events

BEMIDJI—Back-to-back clean energy events will take place Thursday, Oct. 11, at Lakeland PBS in Bemidji. The afternoon event will offer the public a behind-the-scenes tour of the Lakeland PBS facility, including their cost-saving solar, geothermal, and energy efficiency projects, according to a news release.

The evening event includes a film screening of "The Power of Minnesota," a new documentary highlighting the many community stories behind Minnesota's quickly-growing clean energy economy. Both events will feature "local speakers and opportunities for learning, connecting with others and taking action," the release said.

The afternoon event starts at 3:30 p.m., with the film screening starting at 6:30 p.m., with a community conversation to follow. Speaking at the community discussion will be Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht; Bill Sanford, CEO and director of engineering for Lakeland PBS; Brandy Toft, environmental deputy director, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe; Anna Carlson, assistant professor, Center for Sustainability Studies at BSU; Jordan Lutz, sustainability project manager at BSU; Joel Anastasio, NW CERT coordinator at the Headwaters Regional Development Commission and Roger Garton of Otter Tail Power Co.

For more information and to RSVP, visit and or call (612) 626-0555.