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December 6, 2018
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Gas prices fall to lowest of the year in North Dakota, Minnesota, nation
December 6, 2018 - 8:05pm
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A planned improvement project at Willmar's Northeast Water Treatment Plant was estimated to cost about $8.5 million and now looks like it will cost around $14 million. Willmar Municipal Utilities will go back to the drawing board to address ammonia levels at the plant.
Back to drawing board for Willmar water treatment upgrade
December 6, 2018 - 8:17am
December 3, 2018
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Brightmark Energy of San Francisco, California, is working with the city of Benson in hopes of acquiring a portion of the former Fibrominn property. The city has said it does not support a separate co-location proposal by the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company and BioPro.
City of Benson rejects co-location proposal for former Fibrominn site
December 3, 2018 - 7:32pm
Environmental groups appeal PolyMet mine permits
December 3, 2018 - 3:41pm
November 17, 2018
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Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company sponsored research into the technology, costs and logistics required for harvesting corn cobs and stover from the fields of its members in 2008. Todd Wentzel in the combine and Shari Wentzel in the tractor demonstrate the technology on a farm south of Priam in October 2008.
CVEC, BioPro seek Benson's support for steam energy proposal on portion of Fibrominn property
November 17, 2018 - 6:14am
November 16, 2018
Shown here is the Pegasus Solar Project, which was developed by Geronimo Energy and is now operational in Brooten in central Minnesota. Submitted photo
Minnesota’s largest solar farm project moving ahead in far southwestern corner
November 16, 2018 - 5:31pm
his overhead view showed the Keystone Pipeline oil spill last November near the South Dakota-North Dakota border. The pipeline runs from Canada through eastern North Dakota and South Dakota and then into Nebraska.  Submitted photo
One year after one of the nation's largest oil pipeline leaks happened near SD-ND border, some questions remain
November 16, 2018 - 3:26pm
November 14, 2018
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Brightmark Energy of San Francisco, California, is working with the city of Benson in hopes of acquiring a portion of the former Fibrominn property with intentions of developing a refinery to produce biogas. Animal wastes and possibly other organic matter would be used to produce the biogas.
Former Fibrominn site may again produce bioenergy in Benson
November 14, 2018 - 7:27am
November 1, 2018
PolyMet copper mine clears major hurdle with state permits
November 1, 2018 - 6:19pm
October 22, 2018
Willmar Utilities take on more expenses for water main replacements
October 22, 2018 - 6:09am
October 11, 2018
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Brightmark Energy of San Francisco, California, is working with the city of Benson in hopes of acquiring a portion of the former Fibrominn property with intentions of developing a refinery to produce biogas. Animal wastes and possibly other organic matter would be used to produce the biogas.
Benson working with renewable energy firm to purchase former Fibrominn facility
October 11, 2018 - 9:16pm
October 2, 2018
Chris Clark, president of Xcel Energy in Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas, addresses a crowd of area government and business representatives at a community breakfast Oct. 2, at Treasure Island Resort & Casino. Michael Brun / Forum News Service
Nuclear, wind energy a growing part of energy mix, Xcel says
October 2, 2018 - 4:38pm
September 30, 2018
An Aug. 23, 2018, aerial photo of the Mississippi River looking downstream shows St. Paul, left, and Minneapolis. In the foreground is the Ford Bridge, which links Ford Parkway in St. Paul and 46th St. in Minneapolis. Just downstream of the bridge is Lock and Dam No. 1, with an 18 megawatt hydroelectric generator operated by Brookfield Renewable. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press
If Mississippi dams are removed, what happens to the hydroelectric plants? Corps plan has ripple effects
September 30, 2018 - 6:05am
September 29, 2018
Construction is progressing on a Stoneray Wind Project turbine in Pipestone County. (Tim Middagh / Forum News Service)
Union wants Minnesota workers hired for wind farm construction
September 29, 2018 - 7:48am
September 26, 2018
Department of Commerce wants Line 3 approval reconsidered
September 26, 2018 - 8:04pm