There are now 300 stations in Minnesota selling 88 octane fuel in the state. In all there are more than 400 E85 stations now operating in the state. As a result officials along with the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, American Lung Association and other renewable fuel advocates will be celebrating. A special event to commemorate this landmark will take place on Thursday, December 13 at 1:30PM at the Vinewood Holiday Station in Plymouth.

The Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership is a national public-private effort to make cleaner-burning ethanol fuels available to more Minnesota motorists. Minnesota has been the recipient of $8 million for ethanol infrastructure development. In all, a total of 137 locations across Minnesota have received funds through this campaign.

A traffic accident in Faribault claimed the life of an elderly Faribault woman on Monday. Read more here.