Soaring gasoline prices in Minnesota are prompting greater interest in E85, which can be used in flex-fuel vehicles and can be more than 80 cents cheaper than regular gasoline. Increased use of E85 "helps the entire state of Minnesota because our ethanol in Minnesota comes from Minnesota and we talk about it as being cleaner, renewable, and home grown and it provides economic activity and jobs and so on," said Dale Busch, a regional representative of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

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