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Milestones launching in September
Live it: Get lost in the art of weaving
Live it!: The changing role of pets in a family
August/September 2016 issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
Carol J. Hansen
Alan Lee Midby
Paul J. Willems
Commentary: Trump 'charm' offensive will not work with women
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Cartoon by Gary Markstein
Trump's new evolving immigration plan is no 'flip-flop'
August 23, 2016
Judge orders Benson ethanol company to comply with grain handling contract
BENSON—After several years of acrimonious litigation, a judge has ordered that the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company of Benson comply with...
August 23, 2016 - 11:30pm
April 11, 2016
BNSF says human error caused derailment that spilled ethanol into the Mississippi
Human error caused the November trail derailment that sent more than 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, according...
April 11, 2016 - 11:08am
March 8, 2016
AgweekTV: Ethanol Plant Tour
The sixth largest ethanol plant in the nation is located in Casselton, North Dakota. Agweek's Shawna Olson gets a tour of the facility and gives...
March 8, 2016 - 8:41am
March 1, 2016
Midwest Opinion: Ethanol support may have outlived usefulness
Times change. Circumstances change.
March 1, 2016 - 1:00am
June 23, 2015
Once shunned for oil, ethanol returns to the rails
NEW YORK — Sinking lease rates, weak crude prices and tough new safety measures for transporting oil by rail have spurred a resurgence in hauling...
June 23, 2015 - 11:15pm
April 24, 2014
Editorial: Tanker car danger is a serious problem
The legacy rail tanker car carrying crude oil or ethanol through Minnesota is a growing concern. And the risk is real. Railroad officials told the National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday that legacy rail tankers, known as DOT-111 cars, have a one-infour risk of leaking...
April 24, 2014 - 7:00am
April 17, 2014
Buffalo Lake ethanol plant’s new owners will pay penalty for previous wastewater violation
ST. PAUL — The new owner of the ethanol plant in Buffalo Lake will be responsible for paying a $10,000 civil penalty resulting from a previous wastewater violation, according to information from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. In October 2012, Renville County officials...
April 17, 2014 - 5:00am
March 19, 2014
Congressman hopeful EPA will not cut Renewable Fuel Standard by 10 percent
MONTEVIDEO — Seventh District Congressman Collin Peterson is hopeful that the Environmental Protection Agency will not reduce the nation’s...
March 19, 2014 - 11:06pm
March 18, 2014
With new discharge system, Bushmills Ethanol expects to shrink its water usage
ATWATER — Bushmills Ethanol is helping lower the bar, and in this case that’s a very good thing. The Atwater plant has joined the growing...
March 18, 2014 - 6:00am
March 11, 2014
Fire breaks out at Fergus Falls ethanol plant
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Fire crews responded late Monday afternoon to a fire at an ethanol plant here.
March 11, 2014 - 7:30am
January 20, 2014
Klobuchar, ethanol supporters rally in Atwater ahead of EPA decision
ATWATER — With the finish line only one week away, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is hopeful that the chequered flag could still be waved...
January 20, 2014 - 11:40pm
January 14, 2014
Ethanol producers campaign against proposed cut to Renewable Fuel Standard
Neither icy nor wind-blown roads have stopped Dave Frederickson, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Agriculture from doing what he wants the Post...
January 14, 2014 - 11:09pm
October 30, 2013
First E15 station opens in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- A new Minneapolis gasoline station offers the state’s first chance to buy fuel with 15 percent corn-based ethanol. The federal government has allowed the use of such fuels in model year 2001 and newer vehicles. Pumps at Penn Minnoco, 6001 Penn Ave S., also...
October 30, 2013 - 4:33pm
June 24, 2013
Supreme Court nixes appeal over added ethanol in gasoline
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to Environmental Protection Agency decisions allowing an increase in ethanol content in gasoline. The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that dismissed challenges by trade associations -...
June 24, 2013 - 9:14am
Boost for cars or bust? Ethanol debate heats up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a dilemma for drivers: Do they choose a gasoline that's cheaper and cleaner even if, as opponents say, it could damage older cars and motorcycles?
June 24, 2013 - 8:00am