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Climate rally set for Sept. 8 in Willmar

Tom Cherveny / Tribune file photo An angry red sun sets amidst prairie grass in a sky made hazy by smoke from wildfires in western Canada in this photo from mid-August in Pope County. The large fires are attributed to dry conditions associated with the changing climate.

WILLMAR — A local rally planned in conjunction with the national Rise for Climate Rally will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at 414 Becker Ave. S.W. in Willmar.

Area citizens concerned about climate change will have the opportunity to listen and speak out, sign petitions, and enjoy climate-related music. Participants are encouraged to bring their signs and their lawn chairs.

The rally will move to the Willmar Community Center if the weather is inclement.

The League of Women Voters will be offering voter registration materials and assistance.

The national People's Climate Movement has been working since 2014 on climate policy. Minnesota partners include Take Action MN and the North Star Sierra Club chapter.