Coborn's Little Dukes promoting ethanol fuel blends at 6 locations next week

The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is teaming up with Coborn’s and several other supporters to offer big savings on higher-ethanol fuel blends at six Coborn’s and Little Duke’s locations next week.

During the promotions, E85 will be discounted by 85 cents per gallon, E30 by 30 cents per gallon and E15 by 15 cents per gallon.

E85 (85 percent ethanol) and E30 (30 percent ethanol) fuels are for use only in flex-fuel vehicles. The new E15 (15 percent ethanol) blend is approved for use in any gasoline car, truck or SUV model year 2001 or newer.

FlexThe St. Cloud-based Coborn’s grocery chain recently expanded the fuel choices at six locations in Minnesota, including Hastings, Belle Plaine, New Prague, Princeton, Pipestone and St. Cloud. Each location includes flex-fuel pumps that give drivers the option of filling up with regular unleaded or E15, E30 or E85 — fuels that contain a higher amount of cleaner-burning, homegrown ethanol made from corn.

In addition to MCGA and Coborn’s, supporters for each event include the American Lung Association in Minnesota, the Minnesota Clean Air Choice Team and local Corn & Soybean Growers Associations.

A full schedule of next week’s Coborn’s promotions is below.


Monday, November 9 in Hastings
Noon — 2 p.m.
Little Duke’s
225 33rd St. W.

Tuesday, Nov. 10 in Belle Plaine
Coborn’s Superstore fuel station
Noon — 2 p.m.
1010 E. Enterprise Dr.

Tuesday, Nov. 10 in New Prague
Little Duke’s
3 — 5 p.m.
200 Alton Ave. SE

Wednesday, Nov. 11 in Princeton
Little Duke’s
Noon — 2 p.m.
1100 7th Ave. South

Thursday, Nov. 12 in Pipestone
Coborn’s Express fuel station
Noon — 2 p.m.
1106 8th St. SW

Friday, Nov. 13 in St. Cloud
Little Duke’s
Noon — 2 p.m.
900 Cooper Ave.


A broad coalition that includes MCGA, the American Lung Association in Minnesota, The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association, Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Minnesota ethanol plants have teamed up to support the installation of about 120 flex-fuel pumps at 40 Minnesota stations over the last two years.

A recently-announced USDA grant will be combined with coalition matching funds to install as many as 620 flex-fuel pumps at 165 Minnesota retailers in the coming months.

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