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June 9, 2016
Heat advisory warns of adverse health effects
WILLMAR—Residents across southwestern Minnesota are being advised to limit strenuous outdoor activity and stay hydrated in the coming days...
June 9, 2016 - 5:32pm
Kandiyohi County eyes group insurance program with 13 other Minn. counties
WILLMAR -- Kandiyohi County is working with 13 other regional counties on a proposal to develop a pilot program to provide their own group insurance plan for delivering public medical health care. Called the Southern Prairie Health Purchasing Alliance, the plan would allow the 14...
March 9, 2012 - 12:00am
December 27, 2011
SMBSC elects officers
RENVILLE -- The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative of Renville held its annual reorganization meeting Dec.
December 27, 2011 - 12:00am
December 2, 2011
Pittsburg, Kan., company buys Milwaukee rail company
MILWAUKEE -- A Kansas-based company is buying controlling ownership in Milwaukee-based Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. The financial terms involving Watco Transportation Services LLC, based in Pittsburg, Kan., were not disclosed. Watco is America's largest privately held short...
December 2, 2011 - 11:28am
October 26, 2011
Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative and Renville Co., Minn., reach agreement ending years of tax litigation
RENVILLE -- A settlement has been reached ending years of litigation between Renville County and the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative...
October 26, 2011 - 12:11pm
September 3, 2011
Gophers open Jerry Kill era at Trojans' Coliseum
By Greg Beacham AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES -- If Jerry Kill could have picked the time and place for his Minnesota coaching debut, he wouldn't...
September 3, 2011 - 1:28am
January 12, 2011
Renville County plans to order sugar co-op to clear ice, snow in ditch
OLIVIA -- Renville County will be ordering the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative to take steps to remove snow and ice in County Ditch 45, and will consider imposing fines for flooding that has already occurred along it. The County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday instructed...
January 12, 2011 - 12:00am
January 7, 2011
Southern Minnesota to pay penalty for air violations
RENVILLE -- Air quality and storage tank environmental rule violations at the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative processing plant near Renville have resulted in a $50,400 civil penalty from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the agency announced. From 2007 to 2009, the...
January 7, 2011 - 12:00am
December 14, 2010
Simons joins Paynesville Health Care PAYNESVILLE -- Pamela D. Simons has joined the Paynesville Area Health Care System medical provider group and the Chain of Lakes Medical Clinic of Cold Spring. Dr. Simons holds a medical degree and is board certified by the American Board of...
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
December 11, 2010
Beet sugar cooperative reorganizes
RENVILLE -- Mark Arnold of Holloway will serve as chairman of the board for the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative. Arnold was elected during the annual reorganization meeting Friday, according to an announcement from the cooperative. Also elected to serve on the board directors...
December 11, 2010 - 12:00am
November 13, 2010
Twin Cities and southern Minnesota hits with foot of snow
MINNEAPOLIS -- Residents in the Twin Cities area are digging out from snowfall that reached almost a foot in some places, while authorities are responding to dozens of car crashes and vehicles that slid off the road. Todd Krause is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service...
November 13, 2010 - 2:28pm
September 22, 2010
Renville Co. wins latest round in court battle with co-op
September 22, 2010 - 12:00am
September 15, 2010
Renville Co. puts teeth in beet plant discharge permit; large fine possible
OLIVIA -- Much to the frustration of downstream farmers, the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative violated its discharge permit last season by continuing to send millions of gallons of treated effluent into Renville County Ditch 45 well into the planting season. The sugar cooperative...
September 15, 2010 - 12:00am
August 4, 2010
Renville Co. debating its options for sugar co-op proceedings
OLIVIA -- The Renville County Board of Commissioners may make an offer to the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative to seek a mediated settlement to the ongoing litigation over property taxes. The commissioners held a closed meeting Tuesday to discuss the litigation. County Attorney...
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am
April 28, 2010
Renville Co. officials OK seven-axle beet rigs on some roads
OLIVIA -- Seven-axle tractor-trailer rigs will be allowed to carry loads of sugar beets weighing up to 97,000 pounds on portions of three Renville County roads beginning this year. The Renville County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt a new permit system to...
April 28, 2010 - 12:00am