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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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University Engineers Aid Nicaraguan Village

The residents of La Hermita, a small village in Nicaragua, have very little, especially when it comes to electricity.

11/14/2010

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PSC To Hold Hearings Possible Rate Increase

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is planning to hold public hearings in Eau Claire and Madison to consider Northern States Power Company’s request to raise electric rates.

11/11/2010

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