Welk: Chokio's ethanol plant '99.9 percent a go'
By Nick Ripperger
After months of getting only sketchy information about the status of a proposed ethanol plant on the outskirts of Chokio, the city council Tuesday evening was nearly overloaded with it.
Developer Bill Welk's specific purpose was to request that the city annex 20 acres adjacent to the west side of town and turn it into a Tax Increment Financing district. Those acres are now in Baker Township.
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