Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Chilean president Michelle Bachelet and their staffs meet Thursday. The meeting was in Santiago, Chile, as Pawlenty and about 40 other Minnesotans took part in a trade mission. Photograph courtesy U.S. Embassy, Santiago.

Pawlenty: Minnesota, Brazil can cooperate on ethanol


By Don Davis

St. Paul Capitol Bureau

ST. PAUL -- Brazil is one of Minnesota's major ethanol competitors, but Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty came away from a visit there saying the two also could cooperate.

At least they could work together on defining ethanol and other such fundamental issues, the governor said as he is wrapping up a week-long South American trade mission with about 40 other Minnesotans.

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