The ethanol blend is usually cheaper per gallon than regular gasoline, but new research says owners of flex-fuel vehicles keep buying even when the blend's price tops the conventional choice. Why is unclear, but drivers might believe they're making a better environmental choice. The study's author says leaders should consider the findings when drafting ethanol policies.
Man, woman, two dogs found dead at Becker County home
The incident is under investigation.
U of M gives some students 50% off meals for September after complaints
Students have complained about an array of issues surrounding dining halls.
Gallery: Sprawling estate near Superior National Forest listed for $2.9M
The property has been in the same family for over 60 years.
Surgery clinic proposed to replace 111-year-old farmhouse in Eagan
A developer is proposing to transform the remnant farm property.
Why Hurricane Ian could be catastrophic in Florida
Hurricanes are the atmosphere’s biggest show of force and energy, and Hurricane Ian is no exception.
Suspect arrested after man and dog shot on St. Paul's East Side
The shooting happened around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Crisp & Green owner launches new chain, with 12 MN locations planned
Steele Brands already owns and operates Crisp & Green and Stalk & Spade.
Man rescued from Stearns County lake after waves capsize boat
The 66-year-old was uninjured.
Sign of the times: Snow fell in Minnesota Tuesday morning
"It's snowing. That is all," a witness said.
Woman charged in drunk driving incident that killed Minnetonka HS alum
Nate Stratton, 20, died from his injuries on Sept. 18.
Cargill among companies allowed to market E15 gasoline
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved 20 companies to market ethanol in a 15 percent blend with gasoline.
Cravaack joins call to roll back federal ethanol requirement during drought
Federal law requires that gasoline be blended with ethanol or other biofuels. About 40 percent of the nation's corn now goes toward ethanol production. But in a year when dry weather will mean less corn and higher prices, Minnesota's Chip Cravaack is among Congressmen urging that more of the crop be used as food.
Farmers say ethanol is eating up too much corn, could cause spikes in meat prices
Livestock farmers are demanding changes to the nation's ethanol policies. They say the fuel is taking up too much of the corn and that a grain shortage could cause meat prices to spike. Food producers also worry federal policies would exempt the ethanol industry from rationing during a shortage.
Ethanol producers gather in Minnesota
The 28th International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo, the largest trade show for the country's ethanol producers, is taking place at the Minneapolis Convention Center this week. On Tuesday, the convention highlighted how the ethanol industry is faring since the expiration of a federal tax credit.
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