“I don’t know if (the ordinance) is something I’ll see when I’m here, but I would come back to see whatever does happen with it.”
— Winona State University senior Laura Senefeld, who is on a campaign to have single-use plastic bags banned from the city. She has shown the documentary Bag It on campus and recruited Winona State students, a chemistry professor, a biology professor and a city council member to help her build support.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.