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Wolter: The mysterious Minnesota Vikings
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February 5, 2015
As others see it: Time for Minnesota senators to support Keystone
President Barack Obama showed last week that he’ll reverse course on an issue when key people from his own party tell him that the time has come. Now, Minnesota’s senators should join the chorus of Democrats who are sending exactly that message on the Keystone XL pipeline. As...
February 5, 2015 - 3:47pm
January 27, 2015
Letter: A common-sense approach to energy policy
By District 5A Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji An electron is an electron is an electron. For the folks using the energy, there’s no difference between a coal-generated electron and one generated by a resource like wind or solar. For a utility, deciding which of those kinds of...
January 27, 2015 - 5:07pm
January 22, 2015
Wind Energy Production Tax brings $27.9 million to Worthington and surrounding counties
WORTHINGTON — Wind development has grown into a significant industry for the Nobles and Jackson County area. Revenue from the Wind Energy Production Tax this year was already 10 times higher than it was a decade earlier. Over that same period, more than $27.9 million has been paid...
January 22, 2015 - 7:53pm
January 14, 2015
MinWind files for bankruptcy
LUVERNE — The 360 investors in a rural Rock County wind energy company stand to lose thousands of dollars after MinWind Energy, LLC., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week in Minnesota Bankruptcy Court. A voluntary petition was filed with the court Jan. 6 seeking reorganization...
January 14, 2015 - 8:56pm
January 11, 2015
Heron Lake Bio Energy focused on cost savings, environment
HERON LAKE — From the Midwest cornfields to the highways and interstates across the country, Heron Lake Bio Energy is using energy efficiency to fuel America’s transportation industry. Heron Lake Bio Energy, an ethanol producing facility in Heron Lake, produces 59 million gallons...
January 11, 2015 - 6:29pm
December 10, 2014
Energy leaders hope polar vortex stays north
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is one polar vortex away from a winter energy crisis. With a warm-up predicted for coming days, bitter cold may be a memory, but experts say propane and wood for heating and coal for generating electricity could be in short supply if this winter begins to...
December 10, 2014 - 9:11pm
October 5, 2014
Either way, ag property tax cut not likely
ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers should not expect their property taxes to fall right away regardless of who is elected governor. Democratic...
October 5, 2014 - 7:45pm
October 2, 2014
Column: Fuel standard good for U.S. economic engine
By U.S. Rep. Tim Walz WASHINGTON — Imagine a future where America controls its own energy destiny — a future in which we stop spending $1 billion per day on foreign oil and start investing those funds to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and help pay down the debt, all while...
October 2, 2014 - 1:56pm
September 19, 2014
Capitol Chatter: Klobuchar report shows propane shortage really cost Minnesotans
ST. PAUL — It was cold last winter, really cold. Propane was in short supply last winter, really short. And the fuel was expensive, really expensive. The 10 percent of Minnesotans who heat with propane — as well as farmers, businesses and others that use it — felt the...
September 19, 2014 - 9:54pm
July 22, 2014
Column: Biodiesel a long-term solution to energy needs
By RON MARR, Minnesota Soybean Processors BREWSTER — The idea of blending biodiesel into diesel fuel is not new in Minnesota. The law that requires a minimum of 10 percent biodiesel that started July 1 isn’t new, either. The original law was passed in 2008 — largely through...
July 22, 2014 - 7:11pm
July 21, 2014
Column: Don't let big oil bully biofuels
By U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley WASHINGTON — It’s vacation season across America. That means family road trips are under way and the traveling public is paying even closer attention when they pull up to the pump. America’s road warriors have long cherished...
July 21, 2014 - 4:46pm
July 16, 2014
Toughest sanctions yet imposed on Russia over Ukraine
WASHINGTON — The United States Wednesday imposed its most wide-ranging sanctions yet on Russia’s economy, including Gazprombank and the Rosneft...
July 16, 2014 - 8:32pm
July 11, 2014
Renewable fuels group blast big oil
ST. PAUL — The Renewable Fuels Association says major oil companies strong-arm retailers that sell gasoline under their brand names to avoid using any more plant-based ethanol than legally necessary. Independent gasoline stations are four to six times more likely to sell higher...
July 11, 2014 - 9:53pm
July 8, 2014
Editorial: The answer is blowin' in the wind
President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, announced in early June, allows states no shortage of flexibility in meeting new 2030 emission goals, according to a recent Star Tribune editorial. There are plenty in the state that are paying attention. Gov, Mark Dayton and his administration...
July 8, 2014 - 3:49pm
July 7, 2014
Column: Minnesota's biodiesel mandate - costly, risky and unfair
By DANIEL SAVALOJA, Minnesota Trucking Association BLAINE — On July 1, by an act of the 2014 Minnesota Legislature, many, but not all, Minnesota diesel users were required to purchase diesel blends containing at least 10 percent biodiesel. The trucking industry believes consumers...
July 7, 2014 - 3:52pm