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Sierra Club Threatens To Sue Minnesota Power

The Sierra Club said Monday that it has filed an intent-to-sue notice against Minnesota Power, alleging that the utility has committed nearly 13,000 violations of the Clean Air Act at three coal-fired power plants in northeastern Minnesota. The group alleges that the utility’s data show its Boswell, Taconite Harbor, and Laskin plants have violated soot standards more than 10,000 times over the past five years.

03/24/2014

Coal Tradition

Regulators Tell Great River Energy To Rethink Coal

Minnesota regulators have told Great River Energy to rethink its dependence on burning coal to generate electricity. The unusual decision by the Public Utilities Commission has no immediate impact on the power supplier.

07/18/2013

Coal Tradition

Good Question: Why Does Santa Give Bad Kids Coal, Of All Things?

Were you on Santa’s naughty or nice list this year?

12/25/2012

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Support For ND Coal Power In MN Legislature

A Minnesota lawmaker says some legislators in St. Paul are backing a North Dakota lawsuit against Minnesota coal restrictions.

05/25/2012

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ND Officials Protest Added MN Cost On Coal Power

Top North Dakota officials are renewing their protest of a Minnesota plan to raise the price of electric power that’s generated by coal.

03/08/2012

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EPA Rules Threaten Older Power Plants

More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey.

12/19/2011

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ND Sues Minnesota Over Coal Power Restrictions

North Dakota and the state’s coal industry is suing the state of Minnesota to overturn a law that restricts imports of electricity that’s generated by coal.

11/02/2011

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Train Derailment Near Brainerd Ties Up Main Track

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is working Monday to clear a main track near Brainerd where 20 cars in a loaded coal train derailed.

07/11/2011

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Minn. House Votes To Allow Imported Coal Power

The Minnesota House has approved legislation that would allow imported coal power from other states while keeping current restrictions on coal power in the state.

05/11/2011

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