E85 Border Battle in Wisconsin and Minnesota

Michelle Kautz

E85 will sell for 85 cents off on opposite sides of the St. Croix River on Thursday, May 27. One station in Westland Lake, Minnesota and another in Hudson, Wisconsin will hold the promotions for flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) from 4 – 6 p.m.

The promotions are supported by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Holiday Companies, Erickson Oil, American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest and MN & WI Clean Air Choice Teams. Wisconsin’s Alice in Dairyland will also be on hand to help fuel FFVs on the east side of the border. The promotion locations are:
Holiday • 215 Manning Ave N, West Lakeland (Lake Elmo), MN
Freedom Valu Center • 210 South 2nd St, Hudson, WI

Minnesota Corn Growers Association President DeVonna Zeug recently made the statement, “Ethanol pumps $6 billion into Minnesota’s economy and is helping to sustain over 26,000 jobs. Ethanol is creating jobs and opportunity in communities across our state at the same time it is reducing our country’s dangerous and costly dependence on foreign oil.”

Brian Long, President of the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association stated similar for his state, “Ethanol pumps billions of dollars each year into Wisconsin’s economy and farm families, while also helping reduce our nation’s costly dependence on foreign oil.”

Currently, Minnesota has the most E85 locations throughout the country with 355. Wisconsin boasts 143 stations.

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