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SD legislators uphold governor's veto of permitless firearm bill
Driver avoids serious injury when vehicle plunges into drainage pond in Minn.
Poop and fish guts for the National Rotten Sneaker win
Hinkeldey awarded Pearl Clover for years of service
Trump signs order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies
Swimming: Five Stingrays set personal bests at regional meet
Boys basketball: JCC, Marshall well represented on All-Big South Conference team
Softball: E/SWC, PA still solid
WHS baseball: Trojans hoping to make it count
Trump declines Nationals' Opening Day first pitch offer
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Column: Thanks to Minnesota farmers, we’re making great progress on new buffer requirement
Letter: Trump far from alone on climate change views
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Brian "Fritz" Korthals
Sheryl Larae McCullough
Thomas "Tom" Skidmore
Donald Eugene Svoboda
David C. Larson
Church’s Lenten theme gets people thinking
Daughters often get first tanning salon experience with mom
Column: Your not-average people have great things going for them
Remarkable recovery: A combined 14 surgeries later, Bart and Sherry DeBoer share tale of crash with suspected drunk driver
Disheveled Theologian: Forsaken -- A few thoughts during Lent, week 4
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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
July 4, 2014
It's truckers vs. farmers on biodiesel mandate
ST. PAUL — Adding something to a petroleum-based fuel always has been controversial, so it should be no surprise that soybean-based biodiesel brings disputes. “It’s blatantly unfair and costly to the trucking industry,” President John Hausladen of the Minnesota Trucking Association...
July 4, 2014 - 9:08pm