Drive Clean this Earth Day

Drive Clean this Earth Day

Happy Earth Day to our fellow readers! Today is an opportunity to appreciate this beautiful planet we call home. According to the Earth Day Network, 1 billion people take part in Earth Day activities throughout 192 countries. The first Earth Day took place in 1970 after a major oil spill in Santa Barbara, California a year prior. This was a good opportunity to bring environmental concerns to the public eye. That first annual celebration soon led to the formation of the Environmental Protection Act (EPA), Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act. We have made some great […]

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It Meant Something to Everyone

Visiting with Brian Kletscher of Highwater Ethanol “We had 25 or 30 potential names up on a marker board during site planning back in 2006,” recalls Brian Kletscher, CEO of Highwater Ethanol when asked about the company name. “Nearby Highwater Township provided a well that ensured us a dependable water supply. That name stuck. It meant something to everyone.” Next August, the Lamberton ethanol plant with 59.5 million gallons of capacity will celebrate 10 years of operation. Kletscher has been there every step along the way–from its inception and forming a board in 2006 to being promoted in 2008 to […]

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Tax Day, Any Day, Ethanol Blends Offer Savings

April 15th is the deadline for most people to submit their federal taxes, earning the unofficial title of “Tax Day.” While we can’t offer any advice on saving on your taxes, we do have some advice on how to save money at the pump. Ethanol blended fuels like 88 Octane can be used in most vehicles on the road today (2001 or newer models), and it is almost always less expensive than regular unleaded. Those who own flex fuel vehicles can save even more by choosing E85 instead of gasoline. While the miles-per-gallon drop a bit on E85, the lower […]

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National Lawn and Garden Month is Here (Hiding Under the Snow)

April is National Lawn and Garden Month-a time for us to wake up from our Minnesotan hibernation and enjoy the thawing mud, birds chirping once again and the first sighting of daffodils. Or in our case, hunker down once more for another April snow storm. As I’m writing this, I hear the wind howling outside, whipping the snow around into little tornadoes outside the window. But soon enough this will pass, and the spring sun will melt our worries away. We will be grabbing our gardening gloves and head out the door in no time! When it is time to […]

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