ROUND LAKE – Ferrara Candy Company is asking the city of Round Lake, Nobles County and the Round Lake-Brewster School District for a three-year tax abatement on their Round Lake facility, the former Farley & Sather’s facility. A hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 26.
Earlier Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements. The proposed rule released by the EPA lowers the required consumption of conventional renewable fuel to 13.01 billion gallons, despite the law mandating consumption of 14.4 billion gallons, and below the 2013 level of 13.8 billion gallons. It also provides that biodiesel remains at 1.28 billion gallons; EPA has also proposed to reduce the total advanced biofuels requirement, which also limits the opportunities for biodiesel.
(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, November 14th, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Al Franken (D-MN), Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led 28 of their Senate colleagues in a bipartisan letter urging the Obama Administration to support the American biodiesel industry in its upcoming 2014 regulatory proposal for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Current projections indicate that the industry will produce 1.7 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2014, continuing its pattern of exceeding annual RFS targets.
WORTHINGTON – Back in the south corner of the Ground Round parking lot, construction is underway on something that will be the first of its kind on the state of Minnesota. A Tesla Supercharger station with several stalls is being built.
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2013 All-Division Football Teams for the season.
The Minnesota West Bluejays finished the season with a 6-3 record and had 4 players earn First Team All-Division this season in sophomore running back Reuben Linton II, sophomore linebacker Matt Shively, sophomore linebacker Cha'Ron Thompson and sophomore linebacker Dylan Hart.
JACKSON – Jackson native David Ellefson, bassist for the band Megadeth and author of “My Life with Deth” will be in Jackson at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Jackson County Central Performing Arts Center for an open Q&A with the audience.
Ellefson will autograph his new autobiography and one Megadeth item per person.
Augustana sophomore Casey Schilling was named the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week the league office announced on Monday.
Schilling, a native of Ellsworth, Minn., started off the season strong averaging 18 points, 11 rebounds, four blocks and three steals over the weekend. Schilling finished the weekend shooting 52 percent (12 of 23) from the field and 62 percent (11 of 17) from the free throw line.
The Red Rock Conference has released their 2013 All-Conference Volleyball Team
Courtney Place, JR, Southwestern United
Autumn Hinkeldey, SR, Southwestern United
Andrea Hinkelday, SO, Southwestern United
Kailey Wendland, JR, Southwestern United
Kristi Bose, SR, Murray County Central
Hannah Schmidt, SR, Murray County Central
Paris Thomas, SR, Murray County Central
Jade Giese, JR, Murray County Central
Brooke Rasmussen, SR, Red Rock Central
Cassandra Erickson, SR, Red Rock Central
Mikaela Smith, SO, Red Rock Central
Brooke Mouw, SR, Southwest Christian
Mankato, Minn.— There’s no better way to learn about what is happening in the global soybean market than to see it for yourself. The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSRPC) is coordinating a See For Yourself trip to Japan and the Philippines to show Minnesota soybean farmers where their soybeans are going, to build relationships with foreign buyers and to help farmers better understand how their checkoff dollars are being invested. It also provides you with a chance to evaluate your investment.
The Southern Confederacy Football Conference has released their All-Conference Football Team for the West Division
Carter Kirk, SR, Mountain Lake Area
Josh Grev, SR, Mountain Lake Area
Andrew Hempeck, SR, Mountain Lake Area
Vince Johnson, SR, Mountain Lake Area
Jacob Junker, JR, Mountain Lake Area
Austin Mertens, SR, Edgerton/Ellsworth
Nate Paulsen, SR, Edgerton/Ellsworth
Jorge Lopez, SR, Edgerton/Ellsworth
Tyler Kurrasch, JR, Edgerton/Ellsworth
Levi Bunting, SR, Westbrook-Walnut Grove
Sean McCroskey, SR, Westbrook-Walnut Grove