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Opponents of a controversial biofuel plant in Le Sueur push for a referendum

The Free Press reports petitions with hundreds of signatures have already been given to the City Council. The $30 million plant would convert food-processing and animal waste into energy. Supporters tout the economic benefits, but opponents call the project "dysfunctional."
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The Free Press reports petitions with hundreds of signatures have already been given to the City Council. The $30 million plant would convert food-processing and animal waste into energy. Supporters tout the economic benefits, but opponents call the project "dysfunctional."

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