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southern minnesota beet sugar cooperative
June 8, 2016
Sugar co-op prepares for stricter rules
OLIVIA — Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is aiming to remain in compliance with environmental regulations it anticipates will become...
June 8, 2016 - 12:16am
May 14, 2016
Commentary: SMBSC is committed to natural resources and our community
As one of the largest employers and contributors to the economy of southwestern Minnesota, the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative takes...
May 14, 2016 - 10:00am
May 12, 2016
Southern Minnesota Sugar to pay $1.5 million for violations
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the United States Environmental Protection Agency have reached a settlement with the...
May 12, 2016 - 2:43pm
December 13, 2015
Sugar co-op elects officers
RENVILLE — The annual re-organizational meeting of the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative held Dec. 4 resulted in the following elections: • Kyle Petersen — chairman of the board of directors • Dave Schwerin — vice chairman • Marc Stevens — secretary-treasurer....
December 13, 2015 - 11:10pm
June 2, 2015
Sugar beet co-op shows water quality improvements
OLIVIA — The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is continuing to meet water quality objectives and even gaining some recognition for it. The Minnesota Environmental Initiative named the cooperative among its finalists this year for water quality awards for its phosphorus...
June 2, 2015 - 11:53pm
August 5, 2014
Renville County to consider overweight permits for harvest
OLIVIA — Farmers are harvesting larger (and heavier) crops from the fields of Renville County every year, but one thing is not changing. The harvest season for perishable crops such as sugar beets is not getting any longer. It’s a part of the argument presented Tuesday to the...
August 5, 2014 - 11:33pm
This is a drill: Disaster exercise puts responders to the test
RENVILLE — Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative takes pride in having put together a full-scale crisis management plan, complete with...
June 5, 2014 - 11:51pm
June 3, 2014
Southern Minnesota Beet sees more environmental challenges in 2013
OLIVIA — Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative faced more environmental challenges in the last year than in the two previous, despite on-going investments to improve its water treatment systems. “The good, bad and the ugly, all in one year” is how Louis Knieper, manager...
June 3, 2014 - 11:39pm
October 31, 2013
Wet autumn, freezing conditions take toll on sugar beet harvest
RENVILLE — A wet autumn and freezing conditions have taken a toll on this this year’s sugar beet harvest Sugar beet growers in...
October 31, 2013 - 10:01am
August 16, 2013
MPCA investigating fish kill in Beaver Creek in Renville County
WILLMAR -- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is investigating a fish kill along about 10 miles of the West Fork Beaver Creek south of Danube in Renville County. A report of “a lot of dead fish and scummy water in Beaver Creek” was called in to the MPCA Wednesday...
August 16, 2013 - 4:34pm
February 1, 2013
Worker dies in accident at beet co-op
RENVILLE — A 37-year employee of the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative died of injuries he suffered in a workplace accident at 2:50 p.m. Thursday at the plant in Renville. Erv Knuston, 60, of Sacred Heart, was struck by a payloader while outside in the pellet loading area,...
February 1, 2013 - 11:19pm
Man dies in accident at Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative
RENVILLE — A 60-year-old man died in an apparent workplace accident at the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday. The Renville County Sheriff’s office reported today that the victim was run over by a pay loader and died of his injuries. Visibility...
February 1, 2013 - 11:35am