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Famed polar explorer Will Steger pauses at the waterfront during his visit to the global climate change conference in Denmark. He is leading a group of a dozen young Midwesterners.

Climate talks affect Midwest

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ST. PAUL -- The Upper Midwest could gain from the global climate change conference in Copenhagen, but those from the region attending the meeting say the real work will come in Congress and in Mexico City a year from now.


Reports from the United Nations conference Tuesday indicate chances of a firm climate agreement by the time it ends Friday are slim, but those from the Midwest say the conference remains important.

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