Scott Hall

Senior Producer

Scott retired from hosting the Morning Show at the end of 2015, but still is an important part of our staff. He has the time to delve into stories a bit more, and he shares those stories with our listeners.

Ways to Connect

https://sites.google.com/site/itascaenvironment/clean-energy-team

Construction of community Solar Gardens in MN has taken off in the last two years.  The number of solar gardens built in MN increased sixfold in 2017, adding enough electricity to power about 32,000 homes.  MN’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, alone plans to have over 125 solar gardens by the end of this year, producing over 450 megawatts.  By comparison, Xcel’s largest coal-fired plant in Becker, MN, 45 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, produces about 680 megawatts.

http://www.co.aitkin.mn.us/departments/land/landhome.html

Mark Jacobs turned his love of the woods into a career in forestry, during which he applied innovative ways to look at and manage two hundred thousand acres of public forest lands in Aitkin County.  He is especially proud of his leadership in managing mixed hardwood forests.  Mark just retired after 39 years as a forester and land commissioner in Aitkin County.  In this conversation with John Latimer and Harry Hutchins, Mark talks about some of the innovative managemnt practices he adopted that are now widely used by private land owners and professional foresters.

https://www.nrri.umn.edu/strategic-research/minerals-metallurgy-mining

Scott Hall had a chance to talk with Shima Hosseinpour - she's the Strategic Project Manager for the NRRI Business Assistance Fund Program.  They recently celebrated their 35th anniversary.   

https://www.real-solar.com/

We have the third in a series of reports and interviews about solar energy and the people who use it and build it here in northern MN. 

www.timberjay.com

Scott Hall caught up with Marshall Helmberger this week about the news from NE Minnesota including a good business story from Tower, employment rates on the Iron Range and the Embarrass Region Fair

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