• The Clean Energy Economy: Booming in the Heartland

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    In Minnesota and across the heartland, clean energy jobs are creating a new insourcing economy and revitalizing rural areas. Signs of that progress were on full display at a stop in Morris today with the Heartland 2012 Tour.

    The University of Minnesota-Morris has two massive turbines that they use to provide energy for the campus and teach students to prepare for careers relating to renewable energy. Thanks to President Obama's Wind Energy Tax Credit, job opportunities in the clean energy economy are booming around the region.

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    So when the Heartland RV stopped in front of those turbines, the choice in this election could not have been more clear. As State Rep. Andrew Falk, a rural farmer, put it:

    President Obama is committed to the green economy while Governor Romney would eliminate the Wind Energy Tax Credit. That credit promotes innovation and jobs in rural America, this is exactly the wrong time to cut such a vital program.

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    Looking out towards the impressive wind turbines, Rep Morris of St. Peters added, "This is about sustaining the American dream and moving our country forward. We have a stark choice in rural America this year."

    On it's fourth day in Minnesota, the Heartland RV also stopped in Willmar, Alexandria and took a quick pit stop to see Otto the Otter in Fergus Falls. Keep up with the latest from the road on Twitter.

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