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Duluth church considers housing immigrants, would be region's first 'sanctuary'
Regular golfer at age 100 offers ideas on ongoing health
Court-ordered mediation between Dayton, Legislature falls apart
Russian hackers targeted Minnesota's elections website
Twin Cities homeowner fights off intruder using his rifle
Prep Football: BOLD big on 'D'
Prep Football: Cards bring the heat
Prep Football: ACGC grinds down Osakis
Local Roundup: Warrior volleyball thumps Rochester
Twins protect wild card lead with another win over Tigers
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
Printer Andy Kahmann of Montevideo named 2017 Prairie Disciple
Country Quilters show is this weekend in Willmar
'Almost Saved, But Lost' details snowstorm: New London native publishes book on 1873 blizzard that killed 12 people in Kandiyohi County
'Idiots' worth a visit at The Barn Theatre in Willmar
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Tribune Editorial: TIF proposal for First Street South block is a good idea for Willmar
Watching "Vietnam," rethinking one's own youth
Commentary: Supporting Trump is perfectly normal behavior
Finders keepers doesn't apply to kindness
GREAT INDOORS: Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
WCT Sports Show: Week One Pigskin Picks
Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
Jennie Mae Wubben
Granite Falls Energy CEO resigning to join Karian Peterson Powerline
GRANITE FALLS - Tracey Olson has resigned as chief executive officer of Granite Falls Energy, L.L.C., to accept a management position with Karian...
January 23, 2012 - 5:03pm
October 15, 2011
Fuel replaced at area stations after mishap with ethanol concentration
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce reports that fuel with higher-than-allowed concentrations of ethanol has been replaced at 37 stations in southern Minnesota, including a number in Renville County. The department has identified 38 gas stations and 10 secondary distributors...
October 15, 2011 - 12:00am
October 14, 2011
Fuel removed, replaced at two Renville County gas stations after ethanol blending mishap
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce reports that fuel with higher-than-allowed concentrations of ethanol has been replaced at 37 stations in southern Minnesota, including two in Renville County. The Department has identified 38 gas stations and 10 secondary distributors...
October 14, 2011 - 11:46am
October 12, 2011
Bad gasoline delivered to 21 Minn. communities, including Renville, Olivia
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- A petroleum company is replacing gas it delivered to nearly two dozen Minnesota communities because it contains too much ethanol. The gasoline came from Magellan Midstream Partners Petroleum plant in Mankato. Magellan spokesman Bruce Heine says "an operational...
October 12, 2011 - 8:50am
August 6, 2011
Brazil's ethanol industry examined in USDA study
WILLMAR -- The Energy Policy Act of 2005 established the first renewable fuel volume mandate in the United States. It required that 7.5 billion gallons of renewable fuel be blended into gasoline by 2012. Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the original renewable...
August 6, 2011 - 12:00am
Biomass won't replace fossil fuels, experts say, but use will grow
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- The people who know most about biomass don't think it will replace fossil fuels or other energy sources. But the experts all agree that biomass has a role to play. "Biomass is in the mix," says Gerald Groenewold, director of the Energy & Environmental Research...
August 6, 2011 - 12:00am
June 17, 2011
Editorial: Ethanol subsidy vote was unfair
The growing appetite in Congress to end special interest tax breaks hit west central Minnesota when the Senate vote Thursday to repeal tax credits for producing ethanol. The Senate voted 73-27 to repeal the $5 billion annual subsidy. This repeal vote came just two days after the...
June 17, 2011 - 12:00am
March 19, 2011
Letter: In defense of ethanol
In response to Norm Baker's "research" of E85 (Public Forum, March 14): Anyone can write and post anything on the web, which I suspect you did your "research" on. There are two videos you need to watch. One is www.youtube.com/watch?v1j-35_jpdVw; the other is www.youtube.com/watch?veBRbJkt2G3I....
March 19, 2011 - 12:00am
March 12, 2011
Ethanol from beets topic at March 21 ProAg meeting in Olivia
OLIVIA -- Maynard Helgas, with the Green Vision Group, a Fargo, N.D., consortium that is exploring the economics of producing ethanol from sugar beets, is the guest speaker at the March 21 annual meeting of ProAg of Renville County. With the ongoing demand for more renewable energy...
March 12, 2011 - 12:00am
February 3, 2011
Letter: Obama's misplaced priorities
In his State of the Union address, President Obama missed his Sputnik moment, "I'm a centrist." He reiterated failed government policies. The nation is hurting. Families' food, energy, and medical costs are increasing. Businesses are inundated with regulations and high taxes that...
February 3, 2011 - 12:00am
January 13, 2011
No significant environmental concerns over ethanol plant expansion in Granite
GRANITE FALLS -- Plans by Granite Falls Energy to expand its ethanol production capacity from 49.9 million to 70 million gallons per year raise no significant environmental issues, according to a recently completed environmental assessment worksheet. No concerns about the project...
January 13, 2011 - 12:00am
December 18, 2010
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
December 13, 2010
Plans announced for nation's first "energy beet" biofuel plant in Red River Valley
A Fargo-based energy company is moving forward with plans to turn one of the Red River Valley's top crops - sugar beets - into efficient, lucra-tive biofuel. Green Vision Group, the company behind the project, said Monday it's work-ing to build a demonstration plant to convert beets...
December 13, 2010 - 1:05pm
December 8, 2010
No corn cob harvest is lesson in biomass economics
BENSON -- Chippewa Valley Ethanol is leading the way in proving the technology and economics of biomass energy. This year's lesson was all economics. The company did not harvest corn cobs from farm fields this year due to low natural gas prices, according to Chad Friese, commodity...
December 8, 2010 - 12:00am
November 5, 2010
Local fire departments called back to Bushmills; plant operated through fire
ATWATER -- Firefighters from the Atwater Fire Department were called back around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to the Bushmills Ethanol plant and remained at the plant until about 2 a.m. after a fire in one of the large corn bins flared again. According to Atwater Fire Chief Gerald Schwartz,...
November 5, 2010 - 12:00am