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Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center now burns biomass pellets in place of corn. Pictured is Executive Director Dave Pederson. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

For Prairie Woods, energy goal is now a reality

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SPICER -- The first step toward energy independence was taken by the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in 2004, when it added a corn-burning stove to the lobby of its education building.


The stove still warms the lobby, but it burns wood pellets in place of the corn that originally could be purchased for less than $2 a bushel.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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