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December 23, 2009
Sugar harvest drags growers through worst, but big yields lift region's economy
RENVILLE -- Tom Jacobs' father started raising sugar beets in Renville County in 1964, and with the exception of a few years in the early '70s,...
news / region
December 23, 2009 - 12:00am
December 8, 2009
Sugar beet cooperative reorganizes board of directors
RENVILLE -- Mark Arnold of Holloway will serve as chairman of the board of directors for the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative. Arnold was among those elected during the cooperative's reorganizational meeting on Friday, according to a news release from the cooperative. Also...
news / region
December 8, 2009 - 12:00am
August 1, 2009
Frustrations are on the rise with waters in Renville County Ditch 45
OLIVIA -- Frustrations are rising faster than the waters in Renville County Ditch 45. Landowners on the ditch's upper reach alleged earlier this year that discharges from the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative caused some flooding in their farm fields along it. In response,...
news / local / region
August 1, 2009 - 12:00am
July 15, 2009
District judge rules for Renville County in tax dispute with co-op
OLIVIA -- A district judge has ruled in favor of Renville County in an ongoing legal dispute with the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative. District Judge Bruce Christopherson issued a decision Tuesday that upholds how Renville County has assessed the large sugar processing...
news / local / region
July 15, 2009 - 12:00am
May 22, 2009
Southern Minnesota Sugar reports improved compliance, reduction in regulatory issues
OLIVIA -- The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is reporting improved compliance with water quality requirements as it starts the process of applying for a new multi-year water discharge permit. Louis Knieper, director of environmental compliance for the cooperative, told...
local / region
May 22, 2009 - 12:00am
January 23, 2009
Area near Bird Island touted as 'sweet spot' that could improve opportunities for energy
REDWOOD FALLS -- Thanks to the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative, the community of Renville can boast of being the sweetest spot in Renville County. But investors with Norfolk Wind Energy LLC have found another "sweet spot" in the county. This one is near Bird Island, and...
region / news
January 23, 2009 - 12:00am
January 22, 2009
Sugar plant seeking to renew discharge permit
OLIVIA -- The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative remains unable to meet water quality standards, but Renville County may be asking that...
region / news
January 22, 2009 - 12:00am
September 26, 2008
Litigation costs between Renville County and the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Co-op top $1 million
OLIVIA -- Renville County's costs for ongoing litigation between the county and Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative have now topped $1 million. The Renville County Board of Commissioners approved the latest payment for legal counsel of $5,205.60 to the firm of Briggs and Morgan...
September 26, 2008 - 12:00am
September 22, 2007
Energy consultant says Big Stone II costs will rise after two owners leave project
WILLMAR -- An energy consultant thinks the cost of the proposed Big Stone II power plant will increase, now that two of seven owners have withdrawn from the project. "The basic message is that the withdrawal of (Great River Energy) and (Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency),...
September 22, 2007 - 12:00am