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INDEX PAGE 2 PAGE 3 PAGE 4 PAGE 5 FAMILY PAGE 6 PAGE 7 PAGE 8 COMMUN',TY SPORTS PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE CLASSIFIED AAREA FOCUS PAGE 9 PAGE 1 0 PAGE 11 PAGE 1 2 PAGE ] 3 PAGE 1 4 MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAY SCENES ON PAGE 7 00esdw Y 24, 2004 cents 'ribune VOLUME NO. 19 NUMBER 29 14 PAGES Plus supplements in local edition Van Loh Lne Governor Jesse hosted a weekly during his office, and his suc- Governor Tim has continued the aoraing radio pro- am rarely within Of a radio at 9/MM, the few occasions was traveling in the I learned that Was broadcasting Blue Line Caf6 in last Friday to attend with the how many had the same I arrived a half Just after I to official State of cars pulled into with the gov- aides, and Agriculture Gene Pawlenty used time to tomers. Some, there to hear the st. Others had no going on. A truck Iowa asked me if special hap- was aVtke card for but didn't realize that The word i b t with the Governor B I I E S E L Governor Tim Pawlenty hosted his weekly radio program from a booth at the Blue Line Caf6 in Worthington. Minnesota's governor would be there. I enjoyed sitting back and, watching the activity. Car5 emptvyees had to deal with cir- cumstances t]aey dont normally face on a quiet Friday morning. Some people ordered full break- fasts. I ordered coffee, and others chose to have nothing. Pawlenty was served his breakfast less than 15 minutes before air time. He still had food left to eat when he went on the air. ...... Breakfast Continued on page 14 MnSP breaks ground for Minnesota's first bio-diesel production plant By Carolyn Van Loh Sentinel Tribune Government officials, soy- bean farmers, and Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) execu- tives and board members were on hand March 19, for groundbreak- ing ceremonies of the MnSP biodiesel production plant at Brewster. The Minnesota two percent Biodiesel Mandate became law two years ago on March 15, 2002. It requires that all of the diesel fuel sold in the state contain at least a two percent blend of biodiesel. A key component in Minnesota's biodiesel legislation was a requirement that the Corn missioner of Agriculture certi- fy that a plant in Minnesota has an annual capacity of 8 million gallons ofbiodiesel. The Brewster facility will far exceed that eapaci- t Bob Kirchner, president of the Brewster facility, began the ceremony. He said that this plant was the start of a new energy industry. In 1867 the frst _t- tlers came to the areif'!hse both water and wood for fuel were available. Farmers have a long history of using renewable fuel on the prairie. This is what we have been waiting for, said Minnesota Soybean Grower President Ron Jacobson. I commend the MnSP for their initiative in giving the biodiesel industry the jumpstart it needs in Minnesota. We are now another very important step closer to imph:mentation of the two per- cent biodiesel mandate set for June 30, 2005. State Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson said, I've been on this site a couple of times already. Look at what soy- beans prices have done since this plant opened He then introduced the main speaker of the day, Governor Tim Pawlenty, who saw the Brewster plant as a win, win project for farmers. He reminded the audience that Minnesota was the first state in the nation with a biodiesel mandate. We're the nation's leader in ethanol produc- tion and first in the nation with biodiesel. He said that farmers can't hitch their future to commod- ity prices. This plant is a tremen- dous example of a value added product. Pawlenty concluded by saying, Let's keep going with biodiesel in Minnesota. IS project k I=0= Park -- From it's as a 4-H project in a 15 acre Railroad the End-O-Line a long way. In 1972 of 4-H club mem- cleaning up aund an old turn COmmunity pride aanager Louise been a part of since it's begin- seen many 'er the years and a tireless worker of the park. the park 1875 Baldwin from the Expo. The available owners were a permanent Although there about get the engine Commissioners to have it go to OVer a week ago 1875 Baldwin steam locomotive sits in the engine house waiting for building renovations. the VanDyke Moving Company of Chandler loaded the big locomotive and ten- der moving it to the park. The locomotive was unloaded and put inside the engine house that houses a Grand Trunk Western caboose and a Brookville diesel switcher. The park really got its start in o1975 when the 4-H club bought the old depot from the Chicago Northwestern Railroad for a dollar. "The depot was really in bad shape, and they had to move it over to the site near the turn table." Locomotive Continued on page 3 Walnut Grove Housing project moving forward Prairie Grass Community Housing proj- ect for Walnut Grove is moving forward. Ben Schmidt, vice president of Prairie Grass Communities, LLC announced that ground breaking will be in April or May with completion in November. The property has been acquired and as soon as the weather allows, the buildings on the Baker property will be removed. The plans for the building arrived March 15 and the EDA board of directors has reviewed them. A marketing direc- tor will be hired within 6 weeks. We have several names on the tenant list. Actors did their thing at the middle school play last week. More photos on page 7. i| WALNUT GROVE--EMT Marge Peterson accepted delivery of a new ambulance for the Walnut Grove Ambulance Association. 55/43 Partly cloudy Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the low 40s. 54/36 A few thun- derstorms possible. Highs in the mid 5Os and lows in the mid 30s. i , i i i SPRING GOING PAGE 10 INFORMATION CIRCULATION CLASSIFIEDS " ADVERTISING 507-274-6136 OR 800-410-1859 Please read and recycle Printed with Soybased Ink Copyright 2003 Sentinel Tribune , ,?