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Minnesota's 2014 top teacher uses experience to help other educators --EMDASH-- and parents
MN chief justice worries about legislative budget plans
Prairie Woods Environmental Center Earth Day 2017
American Crystal Sugar offers bonuses if labor deal set by May 22
Push continues to enlist customers for Kandiyohi County broadband project
The Wild didn't get the job done
Wild couldn't produce in playoffs
Blues oust Wild on Paajarvi OT goal
Local Roundup: Cards tennis team clips Litchfield
Bulldogs down Jags
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Carrie Fisher won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Hollywood's Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner file for divorce
MTV to revive reality series 'Fear Factor'
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Earth Day 2017 celebrated April 22 in west central Minnesota
'Camper Cabins' guide to great outdoors
James Francis Grossman
Marvin I. Braegelman
Janice Seime Schei
Orville E. Lien
Fielding Questions: How to grow peas on a patio
Picking apples: How to decide which variety to plant
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoonist Opinions published April 22
Commentary: Our newspaper is adjusting with some changes
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 10, 2017
Tharaldson hits billionth gallon of ethanol, announces expansion
CASSELTON, N.D. — Tharaldson Ethanol quietly marked its 1 billionth gallon of fuel ethanol production last week. The company also announced...
April 10, 2017 - 11:30am
March 15, 2017
New, safer U.S. rail cars gather dust even as ethanol trains grow longer
NEW YORK -- While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, March 9, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting...
March 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
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
March 10, 2017
Ethanol train derails, bursts into flames in Iowa
NEW YORK -- More than two dozen tank cars hauling ethanol derailed Friday morning, March 10, in northwestern Iowa, causing some to catch fire and sending an unknown volume of the biofuel into a nearby creek, according to the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. There were no...
March 10, 2017 - 1:40pm
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
February 19, 2017
Gas prices expected to make springtime increase soon
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—Gasoline prices soon are expected to make their annual springtime jump, which likely will bring them to this year's highest...
February 19, 2017 - 5:37pm
January 10, 2017
Bushmills Ethanol plans expansion pending MPCA review
ATWATER — Pending the outcome of an environmental review, Bushmills Ethanol Inc. near Atwater will expand its facilities and increase annual production of denatured ethanol from 65 million gallons a year to 100 million gallons. Public comments on the project will be accepted...
January 10, 2017 - 10:53pm
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