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Propane Shortages Prompting State Officials To Act

Supply problems in several states where propane is a crucial heating source have prompted governors and other officials to take action against vendors, investigate claims of price gouging and increase aid to low-income customers.

01/29/2014

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Minn. Agencies Respond To Propane Shortage

Minnesota agencies are getting ready to respond should any households run out of fuel as propane supplies are stretched during this persistent cold weather.

01/28/2014

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1-28-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Who will be at tonight’s STATE OF THE UNION? Click the link to listen to today’s MORNING TAKE!

01/28/2014

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Dayton Declares Emergency Over Propane Shortage

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency because of a severe shortage of propane and other home heating fuels statewide.

01/27/2014

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Amid Cold, Rural MN Feels Pinch Of Rising Propane Prices

The extreme cold isn’t just uncomfortable. It’s becoming expensive, too, especially for homeowners in rural Minnesota who rely on propane to heat their homes. Prices jumped last fall, and with several subzero nights this winter, the cost of propane continues to climb.

01/24/2014

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Midwest Propane Prices Rise As Cold Snap Holds On

Several states in the upper Midwest are dealing with significantly higher prices for propane because of a supply problem caused by a late harvest, persistent very cold temperatures and the temporary shutdown of a major supply pipeline.

12/23/2013

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Tough Harvest Time: Wet Crop, Expensive Propane

This week’s snow has added to an already wet crop, and that means a lot of farmers will rely on grain dryers to dry out their corn. “You can’t dry it, you can’t combine it, and you can’t get it done,” said Peter Leuer of Leuer Farms.

11/07/2013

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Simulation Shows The Power Of Propane Explosions

Roger Wolfgram is lucky to have survived a propane explosion in September 2011 at his Wisconsin cabin.

02/18/2013

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No Cause Determined In Mpls. Factory Fire

The Minneapolis Fire Department says a late-night blaze at a factory caused several propane cylinders to explode. No one was injured, although one firefighter may have suffered heat exhaustion.

06/30/2012

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