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Audit: Minn. welfare programs have lax eligibility checks
It's back: Minnesota Senate has plan to revive Real ID
Planned Parenthood sees brief reprieve after healthcare bill yanked
State Fair doughnut fry leads to political fray
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CMCS rebounds to play for consolation crown
State Basketball: CMCS rebounds in consolation bracket
New England keeper Cropper has Minnesota roots
Gophers riding turnaround into NCAA Tournament
Relief prospect Chargois optioned to Triple-A
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
Lost Italian: It all starts with Pasta Aglio e Olio
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March 13, 2017
Potential RFS changes upset biofuels industries
WASHINGTON — Rumors of potential changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard are creating some concerns in the biofuels industries. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen has reported a White House official told him a coming executive order would move the "point...
March 13, 2017 - 3:00pm
February 28, 2017
White House denies Trump order on biofuels program, sows market confusion
The White House on Tuesday, Feb. 28, denied that President Donald Trump planned to issue an executive order to change the national biofuels program,...
February 28, 2017 - 3:24pm
June 14, 2016
Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company in Benson celebrates 20 years
BENSON—Gene Fynboh didn't like the price of corn, but what bothered him most was watching all of the corn he and other farmers in western...
June 14, 2016 - 12:00am
November 30, 2015
Ethanol use set to rise as EPA unveils biofuels targets
NEW YORK — U.S. oil companies will likely push past 10 percent ethanol and other biofuel content in motor fuels in 2016 after the Environmental Protection Agency set levels on Monday that sparked criticism from both sides of the debate over alternative fuel use. The EPA had hoped...
November 30, 2015 - 10:40pm
Ethanol supporters wanted higher mandates
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Forum News Service) — Biofuel supporters say the newly released and long-awaited Renewable Fuel Standards mandates, though a step in the right direction, are too low. The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday set the ethanol requirement for next year at 14.5...
November 30, 2015 - 10:39pm
February 18, 2013
Vilsack assures support for ethanol
LAS VEGAS — If the ethanol and biodiesel industries need reassurance of support from the Obama administration, they got it here Feb. 8 from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. But they also got some advice on how to convince people outside their industry to support them. By Jerry...
February 18, 2013 - 12:26am
October 15, 2011
Klobuchar says rural Minnesota boasts innovation in ag, energy
BENSON -- Sen.
October 15, 2011 - 12:00am
August 18, 2011
New federal biofuel plan finds instant critic in key Democrat
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's senior congressman fears the Obama administration has fired a shot over the ethanol industry's bow in seeking a home-grown fuel for the Navy. "I think that is a big a problem," said U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who serves most of western Minnesota.
August 18, 2011 - 12:00am
Company bets on sugar beets as next feedstock for ethanol
FARGO, N.D. -- A Fargo-based energy company is moving forward with plans for the nation's first-ever beet ethanol plant -- the first step in an ambitious plan to turn one of the Red River Valley's top crops into a biofuel mainstay. The proposed plant was announced Monday by Green...
December 18, 2010 - 12:00am
August 25, 2010
Biofuel plant in Wyo to work with sugar cane waste
Wyoming is a long way from places where sugar cane is grown, but a test plant in the northeast part of the state will soon be turning sugar cane waste into biofuel. KL Energy Corp., based in Rapid City, S.D., and Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras announced an agreement Tuesday...
August 25, 2010 - 7:46am
June 30, 2010
Biofuels company Poet buys Indiana ethanol plant
Biofuels company Poet LLC has bought an Indiana ethanol plant. The 90 million-gallon-per-year plant in Cloverdale, Ind., was opened and operated under Altra Biofuels for a short time in 2008. Privately held Poet did not give a purchase price for the transaction, which closed Tuesday. The...
June 30, 2010 - 9:27am
April 18, 2009
Auditor's report suggests ending biofuel subsidies
April 18, 2009 - 12:00am