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Pawlenty, Steger plan tour to raise awareness of global warming

Governor Tim Pawlenty and Arctic explorer Will Steger will tour the state, visiting places where the effects of climate change can already by seen. They will host forums in communities near Lake Superior and where farmers produce alternative fuels to raise awareness of the issue and how it effects Minnesotans.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Monday on the partnership, which Pawlenty and Steger announced that day at a conference in Duluth on the threat climate change poses to Lake Superior. Pawlenty also reiterated his desire to rendezvous with Steger on his expedition to Ellsmere Island in Canada this spring but would not confirm the trip, saying it might interfere with the 2008 Legislative Session.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Tuesday on the tour and the new partnership.