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Olivia, Minn., man airlifted after crash involving beet-hauling truck

September 28, 2012 in West Central Tribune

DANUBE A 22-year-old Olivia man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash involving a semi truck around 7:40 a.m. this morning near Danube. Continue Reading

Chuck Hughes, East Grand Forks, letter: Beet farmers OK watching others get ‘beat’?

August 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Apparently, some American Crystal sugar beet growers feel money is more important than family.
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USDA: MN 2011 corn yield was 156 bushels per acre, beans at 38.5 bushels

January 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR As expected, USDA’s crop production report finds that farmers in Minnesota harvested lower yields for corn and soybeans in 2011. Continue Reading

SMBSC elects officers

December 26, 2011 in West Central Tribune

RENVILLE The Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative of Renville held its annual reorganization meeting Dec. 9 and elected the following: Mark Arnold of Holloway as chairman of the board of directors, Kyle Petersen of Murdock as vice-chairman and Keith McNamara of Bird Island as secretary treasurer.
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Renville County, Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative reach agreement ending years of tax litigation

October 26, 2011 in West Central Tribune

RENVILLE A settlement has been reached ending years of litigation between Renville County and the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative over the property taxes paid by the sugar processing company, the two sides announced.
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Seven years of property tax litigation: Renville County, beet sugar co-op at odds over assessed value

April 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

RENVILLE As of this month, Renville County and the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative have been locked in litigation over the property taxes the cooperative pays for seven years running without resolution.
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Renville County plans to order sugar co-op to clear ice, snow in ditch

January 11, 2011 in West Central Tribune

OLIVIA Renville County will be ordering the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative to take steps to remove snow and ice in County Ditch 45, and will consider imposing fines for flooding that has already occurred along it.
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Southern Minnesota to pay penalty for air violations

January 6, 2011 in West Central Tribune

RENVILLE Air quality and storage tank environmental rule violations at the Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative processing plant near Renville have resulted in a $50,400 civil penalty from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the agency announced.
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MPCA cites air violations at sugar beet plant

January 6, 2011 in West Central Tribune

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has assessed a sugar beet plant a $50,400 civil penalty for air quality and storage tank violations.
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Plans announced for nation’s first “energy beet” biofuel plant in Red River Valley

December 13, 2010 in West Central Tribune

A Fargo-based energy company is moving forward with plans to turn one of the Red River Valley’s top crops sugar beets into efficient, lucra-tive biofuel.
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