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Jeff Armstrong, with Walt’s Service Center in Willmar, has been filling up vehicles with E15 since the station added it to its lineup of fuel choices with the installation of new pumps last month. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Willmar becomes the first outstate community in Minn. to offer E15 as part of a service station’s lineup of fuels


WILLMAR — Most big changes in the marketplace start small, like when Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak introduced the first personal computer in 1976.

Willmar might be a starting point for the next big change, if the hopes of the state’s ethanol industry are realized.

“We view, given the engines that are on the streets today, E15 really is the next, new regular,’’ said Tim Rudnicki, executive director of the Minnesota Biofuels Association.

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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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