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Steve Renquist, executive director of the Kandiyohi County and Willmar Economic Development Commission, left, talks Tuesday with Sen. Michael Jungbauer, center, and Steve Nelson of Enviornmental Well and Septic at the state Capitol in St. Paul. Tribune photo by Don Davis

West Central Minnesota's energy goals on display in St. Paul


ST. PAUL -- A Capitol display of west central Minnesota energy and other technology-related accomplishments was not crowded Tuesday, but participants declared it a success.

"All you have to do is talk to one person and it's all worthwhile," said Steve Miller of North American Fertilizer in Benson.

Miller's organization makes fertilizer from poultry waste and wood chips.

Added engineer Stan Simon of Kerkhoven: "You kind of give them a whirlwind tour."

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