Electricity

(credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

Construction Worker Electrocuted, Killed In Accident

Authorities are investigating the electrocution death of a construction worker on Thursday in Carlton County.

10/06/2012

(credit: CBS)

Lightning Storm Leaves Metro Homes In Ruins

It was bolts of electricity that caused extensive damage to a handful of metro area homes.

07/24/2012

(credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Xcel Energy Employees Provide Help In Ohio

Xcel Energy crews from Minnesota and Wisconsin are lending a hand in Ohio where about 445,000 customers are without power because of weekend storms.

07/02/2012

(credit: CBS)

Thousands In Twin Cities Lose Power To High Winds

Near a small strip mall along South Robert Street in West St. Paul, no power meant no gas at the pumps, no stop lights at intersections and no customers inside Lisa Harrington’s Martinizing store.

06/19/2012

(credit: CBS)

Boom Lift Operator Electrocuted In Bemidji

A 49-year-old Bemidji man has died after coming into contact with a power line while operating a boom lift, according to police.

05/17/2012

xcel energy logo, generic

Xcel: Higher Electric Rates, Fewer Outages

As part of a deal to raise its electric rates, Xcel Energy is promising to spend more to prevent widespread power outages that have plagued Fargo in recent months.

02/29/2012

(credit: smm.org)

Guide To Science, Tech, Engineering & Math (STEM) For Kids

If you’ve got a little scientist or engineer on your hands like I do, then by all means, continue to stimulate their neurons by treating them to one of these fun and educational destinations. Each of these museums will indulge your little Einstein’s creative notions with lots of hands-on exhibits.

02/24/2012

(credit: CBS)

‘U’ Unveils Wind Turbine For Electricity, Research

The University of Minnesota unveiled a giant wind turbine on Tuesday at its U-More Park facility in Rosemount.

10/25/2011

(credit: CBS)

Obama To Step Up Power Line Projects

The Obama administration wants to speed up permitting and construction of seven proposed electric transmission lines in 12 states, as it moves to create jobs and modernize the nation’s power grid.

10/05/2011

generic

Clearing Air May Raise Power Costs In NW Minn.

A federal program to clear the air in natural areas may mean rate increases for electric customers in northwest Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.

08/17/2011

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Record Demand For Electricity In Heat Wave

Xcel Energy has set a new record for demand in the current heat wave as some customers cope with outages.

07/19/2011

power, outage, generic, lines, power line, electricity

1,100 Minn. Utility Customers Still Without Power

Xcel Energy says power has been restored to nearly all customers following Friday’s fierce storms.

07/04/2011

(credit: Kari Havir/Minneapolis)

Xcel Keeps Working To Restore Power After Storm

Electricity has been restored for most of the 100,000 Xcel Energy customers who lost power during the storms that moved through the state on Friday, but crews will still be working Monday in some hard-hit areas.

07/03/2011

(credit: SAMANTHA SIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Good Question: How Does China’s Energy Use Affect Us?

Maybe you switch your light bulbs to save energy or drive a more efficient car to save fuel. Yet, 6,000 miles from Minnesota, China’s energy use is exploding. How much control does the United States really have over the costs from energy use?

06/09/2011

xcel energy logo, generic

Xcel Energy: Power Restored For Thousands In Roseville, St. Paul

Xcel Energy reported early Tuesday night that 3,108 customers were without electricity. The outage was the result of the gusty winds, according to Xcel.

05/31/2011

more

previous

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,980 other followers