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Minnesotans enjoy cleaner roads thanks to volunteers

MN trash cleanupTwice each year, Minnesota employees clean two stretches of adopted highways. Sixteen volunteers in Plymouth, Minn., spent Earth Day (April 22) making the community a better place to live by cleaning up a two-mile stretch of Highway 55. They picked up more than 60 bags of trash and found three broken cell phones.
“It’s a true testament to company loyalty when CNP employees are willing to spend an afternoon picking up someone else’s trash. I’m so pleased that the volunteers were able to contribute to Earth Day on behalf of our company,” said Teri LeFaive, Marketing & Sales conference secretary.
A two and a-half mile stretch of County Road 57 in Mankato, Minn., is also looking much nicer thanks to 16 employees who picked up more than 25 bags of trash. “We had a great team of volunteers. It’s a good opportunity to build camaraderie with coworkers, while helping clean up the environment,” said Elli Fisher, community and local government relations specialist.