Minnesota Senate Approves Natural Gas Power Plant In BeckerThe Minnesota Legislature is moving to side-step utility regulators by approving a new Xcel Energy power plant in central Minnesota.
Senate Committee Gives Go-Ahead For Gas Power Plant In BeckerA Minnesota Senate committee on Thursday approved a go-ahead for Xcel Energy to build a huge natural gas power plant north of the Twin Cities metro in Becker.
Xcel To Shut Down Becker Energy PlantThe state's largest emitter of greenhouse gases will be shutting down. The move is part of Xcel Energy's effort to find more renewable energy alternatives.
WCCO Radio Rally: August 31stIt's week #1 of the high school football season! Here's the WCCO Radio Rally Power Poll and Games to Watch for the start of football this week.
Teen Gets Probation In Texting Crash That Killed Father Of 3A Little Falls teenager will have to deliver speeches about distracted driving as part of her sentence for slamming into a minivan and killing a father and his 10-year-old daughter last July.
Teen Pleads Guilty In Distracted Driving Crash That Killed 2 A teenager has pleaded guilty in a distracted driving crash last July that killed a father and his young daughter.
Prep Blog: A Look Back At The Prep BowlTCF Bank Stadium hosted the Prep Bowl last weekend, marking the end of the 2015 high school football season in Minnesota. There were 14 teams playing for trophies over the course of two days. When it was all over, one team was celebrating and the other was devastated. Here are storylines from each match-up in the Prep Bowl.
Distracted Driving On The Rise In Minnesota, And Police Are Cracking DownDistracted driving remains the leading cause of all injury and property damage crashes in Minnesota. It's also one of three top factors in all deadly accidents, ahead of alcohol.
Becker Finishes Perfect Season With 35-14 Win Over South St. PaulBecker finished its perfect season Friday with a 35-14 win over South St. Paul in the Minnesota Class 4A football championship at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Prep Blog: Previewing Prep Bowl XXXIVThe 14 teams that are left among seven classes this week are gearing up for Prep Bowl XXXIV. Among the state title games, there are defending champions in three of them. That means we'll have at least four new state champions when the clock hits zero at games Friday and Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.
Prep Blog: State Semifinals, Previewing 'The Big 4'We're less than two weeks away from determining state champions in high school football, and we know this much: There will be a new winner in Class 6A. It's now state semifinal week in high school football. The winners advance to the Prep Bowl for the right to play for a state championship. In the state's seven classes, there is a chance for a repeat state champion in four of them.
Unbeaten Orono Prep For Becker RematchThe Orono Spartans are a football team with great team speed. "We have a couple kick returners, both the running backs and receivers that every time they touch the ball it's exciting because they could go all the way," Coach Jeff Weiland said. They also have a great senior class.