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.
Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities
Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.
MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video
Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.
Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota
In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.
High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities
Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.
Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin
The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.
MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos
The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.
Gallery: Minneapolis penthouse comes with private elevator and 24-foot ceilings
The custom-designed home is on the market for $500K
Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute
Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.
Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army
The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.
Duck smashes through chopper window and hits State Patrol pilot
Two pilots were on the aircraft at the time, with one of them sustaining a head injury.
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.
Minnesota ethanol companies struggling to make profits
Judging reports from six Minnesota ethanol plants this quarter, the industry needs something to turn up the gas. The Star Tribune reports that of five of the six companies that reported earnings didn't turn a profit.
Report: Ethanol industry pumps $5 billion into Minnesota economy
Minnesota’s ethanol industry generated more than $5 billion in total economic activity in 2011 and supported more than 12,600 jobs, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, the Alexandria Echo Press reports.
Fairmont ethanol plant shutting down
Biofuel Energy says it's closing its ethanol plant in Fairmont until the price of corn comes down. The drought that has ravaged the Midwest's corn crop has pushed up corn prices and erased the profit margins of ethanol producers. A plant in Little Falls shut its doors this summer.
As corn gets scarce and expensive, more ethanol plants shutting down
There's no word on when an idled ethanol plant in Little Falls might reopen. But plant closings are becoming more common in an industry squeezed by drought-inflated corn prices. At least seven ethanol plants in the Midwest have closed and many others are operating at reduced capacity.
Bloomington-based Advanced BioEnergy to sell Nebraska ethanol plant
Advanced BioEnergy, based in Bloomington, Minn., says it plans to sell its largest ethanol plant in southeast Nebraska to Flint Hills Resources, the Pioneer Press reports. The Kansas-based refiner has agreed to pay more than $170 million. Advanced BioEnergy CEO Rich Peterson told the newspaper he believes it is the highest sale price for a U.S. ethanol plant in four years.
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