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No illegal E85 prices found by attorney general


ST. PAUL -- The ethanol industry appears to be abiding by the law of supply and demand, not breaking state law when E85 prices rise, the Minnesota Attorney General says.

An eight-month investigation produced no proof of illegal pricing of ethanol-based E85 fuel.

"I don't believe there is price fixing," Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch said Wednesday. "What I see is the law of supply and demand."

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.