Skip to main content

Biodiesel may be booming again

The Los Angeles Times recently dropped in on Glenville, Minn., where the SoyMor plant has started up again. The paper says plants across the nation are ramping up thanks to a federal tax credit and renewable energy mandates. An industry trade group says production could break records this year.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The Los Angeles Times recently dropped in on Glenville, Minn., where the SoyMor plant has started up again. The paper says plants across the nation are ramping up thanks to a federal tax credit and renewable energy mandates. An industry trade group says production could break records this year.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 10.24.22 AM

Teen driver crashes into parked payloader; 16-year-old passenger dies

The crash happened early Saturday morning in Waconia.

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 10.10.50 AM

Barrage of gunfire injures boy in Brooklyn Park; vehicles, apartments damaged

Police say they recovered evidence that more than 40 rounds were fired in the shooting.

Screen Shot 2022-08-14 at 9.15.07 AM

Minnesota Wild back away from thin blue line T-shirt giveaway

The giveaway backfired when word of it reached social media.

Screen Shot 2022-08-13 at 1.26.13 PM

Workers at Minneapolis Trader Joe's become 2nd in nation to unionize

The vote was certified by the National Labor Relations Board Friday.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Driver killed in ATV crash in Brooklyn Park

The crash occurred in Monroe Park Friday night.

ambulance

Woman killed by suspected drunk-driver in St. Louis County

The crash occurred on Highway 21 in Embarrass Township Friday night.

Jaelyn Campbell

11-year-old girl missing from Mille Lacs County

Jaelyn Campbell was last seen in Onamia.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 1.58.08 PM

2 ejected, 1 killed in crash that closed southbound I-35

The State Patrol says neither were wearing seat belts.

best buy

Best Buy makes job cuts weeks after warning of soft sales

The Richfield retailer has been dealing with a shift in consumer trends.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 10.26.20 PM

Man makes 'vague comments' about Jewish people, smashes own car with club

It happened at a course that was founded as a Jewish country club 100 years ago.

Screen Shot 2022-08-12 at 9.59.07 PM

4 abandoned puppies found in a bucket in Willmar

The puppies were in good health when they were discovered.

Minneapolis police

Suspect of home invasion, murder in Minneapolis arrested in Wisconsin

There have been 57 deaths reported as homicides in Minneapolis this year.

Related

Defying trends, new home construction booming in Plymouth

New housing construction in Plymouth is bucking the national trend. KSTP reports permits for single-family homes there are up 128 percent. City officials credit pent-up demand and the desirable Wayzata school district.

Cargill to boost biodiesel production in Missouri

Cargill Inc. plans to increase the production capacity of its joint-venture Paseo Biofuels LLC biodiesel plant in Kansas City by 40 percent, Reuters reports. The Minnetonka-based agriculture giant expects the expansion to be complete by March 2013.

Booms rattle Wisconsin town again

Clintonville's city administrator says the city heard 60 phone calls within 15 minutes about "very loud, booming, rumbling-type noises," and some callers said the booms seemed louder and longer than last week.

Wasp boom puts homeowners on edge

A mild winter and an early spring, followed by a hot dry summer have created ideal conditions for wasp colonies to grow, and now pest control companies are busy, WCCO reports.

Metro rental market booming

Even though hundreds of new apartments have opened in the Twin Cities, places to rent are still getting more expensive and harder to find. Throughout the region, the average vacancy rate was 2.7 percent, and continues to tick downward. Rents are increasing.

Political spotlight shines again on Marvin Windows

Warroad, Minn.-based Marvin Windows and Doors is again reaping a little free publicity, courtesy of the presidential election season. Mitt Romney visited the company's facility in the state of Virginia on Thursday. President Obama has publicly praised the company several times for not laying off employees during the recession. Company officials say they appreciate kind words from both candidates.