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Ag groups urge Trump to stick with NAFTA
Man who nearly died in Alexandria medical helicopter crash in dispute with employer
Minnesota-based beef-supplying giant Cargill to exit U.S. cattle-feeding business
At least it won't be this bad
Starbuck man injured in April 22 crash, sheriff's office says
Northwest Minnesota school in danger of losing fall, winter sports
More bests for Hancock track
Hancock splits conference games
Morris/C-A girls open golf season next week
Peterson agrees to terms with Saints, who open at Minnesota
James Francis Grossman
Stirling "Tommy" Tomlin
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Commentary: University system needs local support on legislative issues
Letter to the editor: Be a true American
Letter to the editor: In denial on Trump
Letter to the editor: Plan needs to preserve trees
Hancock Record Open House
Hancock Open Houses
Weather dictating pace of spring field work
Growing for the future
2017 Farm Progress Issue
National FFA Week 2017
2016 Stevens SWCD Annual Report
July 7, 2012
PowerTainer demonstrates future of small-scale biomass
The University of Minnesota, Morris is gearing up research on sustainable energy by partnering on a scaled-down version of the campus' biomass...
July 7, 2012 - 1:01am
March 20, 2012
Franklin, Minn., an unlikely biomass test kitchen
The Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Producers are striving to concoct the right recipe for rural economic development and energy independence. Their...
March 20, 2012 - 12:42am
December 11, 2010
No corn cob harvest is lesson in biomass economics
BENSON -- Chippewa Valley Ethanol is leading the way in proving the technology and economics of biomass energy. This year's lesson was all economics. The company did not harvest corn cobs from farm fields this year due to low natural gas prices, according to Chad Friese, commodity...
December 11, 2010 - 7:49am
July 7, 2009
Modified fuel might be answer for UMM gasifier
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune After months of trying to figure out how to change its unique biomass gasifier to operate using corn stover as fuel,...
July 7, 2009 - 5:24pm
January 24, 2009
Region begins to lead the way in biomass energy
MORRIS -- Ernie Schmitt's office with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Alexandria might seem like a sleepy outpost in the world's quest for new sources of clean energy. But not infrequently, the forestry technician's phone chirps with calls from places as disparate...
January 24, 2009 - 12:00am
December 14, 2008
Ethanol producer hopes to create biomass market
BENSON -- Weather conditions made it very difficult to harvest this year's corn crop, but they didn't stop the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company...
December 14, 2008 - 12:00am
October 22, 2008
County business growth slow but housing OK
By Kayla Kloos Sun Tribune Stevens County Economic Improvement Commission Executive Director Michael Haynes reported slow growth overall for area businesses in the third quarter of 2008, but he said there was no loss of value in Stevens County's housing market. Haynes presented...
October 22, 2008 - 12:00am
October 11, 2008
Dates changed for biomass corn cob collection demos
Because of the late harvest this year, the dates of public demonstrations of corn cob collection for use in biomass burners have been changed. The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company and the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris are sponsoring the...
October 11, 2008 - 12:00am
October 4, 2008
UMM dedicates biomass burner
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune About 200 people attended the dedication of the University of Minnesota, Morris biomass facility Friday on the UMM...
October 4, 2008 - 12:00am
September 27, 2008
Public tours part of Oct. 3 biomass plant dedication
A public dedication of the new biomass gasification facility on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus is Friday, Oct. 3. Public tours of the biomass facility and wind turbine will begin at 10:30 a.m. and also immediately following the dedication. The dedication is scheduled...
September 27, 2008 - 12:00am
WCROC, CVEC to demonstrate corn cob collection
The Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company and the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center at Morris have scheduled public demonstrations of corn cob biomass collection next month. The demonstrations are: Oct. 7 -- 7610 County Road 1 NW, four miles south of...
September 27, 2008 - 12:00am
July 4, 2008
Biomass plant still on track
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune Despite problems with the system to feed it, the University of Minnesota, Morris' biomass burner should be ready to heat the campus this fall. Lowell Rasmussen, Associate Vice Chancellor for Master Planning and Finance, said the first trial burns are expected...
July 4, 2008 - 12:00am
March 13, 2008
Fertilizer nutrient costs when harvesting biomass
By Don Reicosky USDA-Agricultural Research Service Soils Lab, Morris Alternative energy based on biomass has captured public attention, and considerable resources are being devoted to research, development, and implementation. There is potential for substantial environmental...
March 13, 2008 - 12:00am