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September 4, 2012
The former Minnesota Energy plant in Buffalo Lake began production in 1997 but was closed in early 2010 and remained idled until being acquired and re-permitted this year by Purified Renewable Energy LLC. Renville County is a national leader in the production of corn and once again is home to an operating ethanol plant with the reopening of the Buffalo Lake plant by Purified Renewable Energy LLC. (Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny)
Ethanol production resumes at plant in Buffalo Lake, Minn.
September 4, 2012 - 12:00am
August 25, 2012
Despite an extremely hot summer with little rain, the region's corn crop has fared well. Although there are pockets of under-producing crops, one area farmer projects the overall harvest of corn and soybeans will be on par with last year. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
West central Minn.crops largely escape drought
August 25, 2012 - 12:00am
August 18, 2012
West central Minn. ethanol producers enjoy benefits of local supply, efficient plants amid high corn prices
August 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 28, 2012
In this undated file photo, John Baumgartner of Olivia delivers a basket of steaming hot sweet corn to the kitchen at Nester Park in Olivia during the annual Corn Capital Days corn and bean feed. Tribune photo
No dent in the corn supply for annual Corn Capital Days in Olivia, Minn.
July 28, 2012 - 12:00am
July 26, 2012
Rob Ator, aviation manager for Fagen's Inc. of Granite Falls, will fly a Pitts S-1S bi-wing at Sunday's flight breakfast. The event is part of the Olivia Corn Capital Days celebration. (Submitted photo)
Special air show at Sunday's Olivia, Minn., Lions Flight Breakfast
July 26, 2012 - 8:46am
May 5, 2012
Planting in Minnesota continues around intermittent rain showers
May 5, 2012 - 12:00am
January 22, 2012
Olivia corn facility's safety efforts to be recognized
January 22, 2012 - 12:00am
January 20, 2012
Olivia corn research facility's safety efforts to be recognized
January 20, 2012 - 11:27am
January 12, 2012
USDA: MN 2011 corn yield was 156 bushels per acre, beans at 38.5 bushels
January 12, 2012 - 9:49am
December 3, 2011
U of M research helps growers narrow yield gap for corn
December 3, 2011 - 12:00am
October 15, 2011
Mages of Belgrade elected to top post of state corn growers group
October 15, 2011 - 12:00am
October 11, 2011
Belgrade man elected president of MN Corn Growers
October 11, 2011 - 3:53pm
October 8, 2011
Increase seen in Goss' wilt corn disease this season in Minnesota
October 8, 2011 - 12:00am
August 30, 2011
Larry Larson of Willmar sells corn to a customer Monday at his vegetable stand on First Street in Willmar. Larson and his wife, Mary, have raised sweet corn on their farm south of Willmar and sold it at their stand for the past 23 years. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Selling sweet corn
August 30, 2011 - 12:00am
August 20, 2011
Warm temperatures moved corn crop along but also caused stress
August 20, 2011 - 12:00am