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U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota wrote much of an energy sectioin of the Senate-passed farm bill. Here, he is watched by Under Secretary Doug O'Brien of the U.S. Department of Agriculture during a Farmfest forum. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Minnesota leaders renew debate about renewable fuels

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REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. - The future of renewable fuels is more of the same, but different.

Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson reminded those at Farmfest this week that years ago the Minnesota Legislature voted to mandate that gasoline sold in the state contain 10 percent ethanol, a corn-based fuel that has since expanded nationally.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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