Glacial Lakes ethanol plant in Mina damaged by severe storms  (Audio)

July 6, 2020
Mike Tanner

MINA, S.D.—The CEO of Glacial Lakes Energy (GLE) says one of their ethanol plants was, “in the line of fire” from tornadic storms that rolled through northeast South Dakota on Independence Day.

Jim Seurer says the storm hit the GLE ethanol plant in Mina around seven o’clock Saturday night…

Seurer says the plant was operational when the storm hit, with a small number of workers there….

He says they have insurance which will cover some of the damage…

The National Weather Service has already confirmed one tornado north of the Mina plant in the Wetonka area.


That was an EF-2 twister with winds estimated up to 135 miles an hour.


Hear the full interview with GLE’s Jim Seurer by clicking below: