Utilities Offer Home Energy Saving Tips, Cost SavingsWith winter at the doorstep, energy bills are about to jump. It's the season when our furnaces run harder and lights are on longer. In north Minneapolis, newly constructed homes will help lower the bills because of the way they are designed and built.
House Fire In North Minneapolis Kills 3 ChildrenThree young children are dead after their house caught fire Saturday night in north Minneapolis. The family had just moved into the home, and we're told they may have left the oven open and running in the kitchen to keep warm.
Minneapolis Begins Aquatennial CelebrationThey are called "The Best Days of Summer," and they start this Wednesday! Minneapolis's Aquatennial Celebration has a new format this year, but some of your favorites will be back.
Technicians Working To Restore Service Following Gas Leak CenterPoint Energy crews are working to restore gas service to consumers and businesses in Anoka County following a gas leak.
UPDATE: Bloomington Gas Leak StoppedA gas leak that led to a road closure in Bloomington has been stopped Thursday morning. According to Bloomington police, shortly before 5 a.m. a gas leak was reported near Old Cedar Avenue in Bloomington.
A Home Energy Audit Now Cuts Heating Costs, Ice Dams LaterWe know what's coming. But with any luck, it won't be nearly as severe as last winter. Still, our drop in temperatures should be a sign of action we can take now to help save heating dollars in the months ahead. Never before have homeowners had more tools and technology to check their homes for heating problems and poor insulation. Both deficiencies will contribute to costly heating bills and the formation of ice dams.
Here's How To Tune Up Your Furnace, Help The Environment & Save MoneyNow is the right time to check your furnace – for maintenance, safety and efficiency. And if you do a little web research, you’ll be surprised how much money your can save for your family.
Officials: 1 Hospitalized After St. Louis Park House Fire A woman was brought to a hospital Monday night after escaping a house fire in the west metro.
Crews To Work All Night To Contain Mpls. Gas Leak Buildings were evacuated in south Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon after fire officials detected natural gas following a report of a leak. Workers at a grain elevator at 35th Street and Hiawatha Avenue called 911 to report a strong smell of natural gas at about 4:30 p.m., according to a CenterPoint Energy spokesperson. Minneapolis Fire crews did not detect a leak in the grain elevator, but did find a leak on the street nearby.
Good Question: What Difference Does A Few Degrees Make On Heating Bills?CenterPoint Energy says customers should expect this month's bill to be 35-50 percent higher than last month because of the record cold. According to Xcel Energy, its customers are expected to use 14 percent more natural gas this January compared to January 2013.
Cold Snap Sets New Daily Record For Natural Gas UsageIf you think your furnace has been running a lot this January, you're absolutely right. CenterPoint Energy said the first major cold snap in early January set a new daily record for natural gas consumption.
Deep Freeze Leaving Minnesotans With Ice Dam Headaches This month's up-and-down temperatures have ice on roofs pouring down into Minnesota homes. Experts say ice dams are worse this winter than they've been in years. Randy Schmit with the Ice Dam Removal Guys says it’s almost as bad as three years ago, when it was “horrendous.”