Minnesota Power Rate Cut For Paper Mills, Mines ApprovedRegulators have approved lower electrical rates for mines and paper mills in northern Minnesota.
Power Expected To Be Restored In Duluth After StormsThe power should be back on soon for the remaining Duluth residents left without electricity when storms toppled trees and power lines last week.
Duluth-Based Minnesota Power Proposes Rate Hike In Cost-Cutting PlanMinnesota Power is proposing a rate hike for residential customers as part of a plan to cut electrical costs for struggling mining and paper companies.
Gov. Dayton, Rep. Nolan Tour Brainerd Storm DamageA chorus of chainsaws and generator moans defines Jack Smith's Brainerd backyard. "I know the first place you go is to Fleet Farm, get a generator and try to get back in business," Smith said.
Dayton, Nolan To Assess Storm Damage In Brainerd AreaGov. Mark Dayton and U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan will travel to the Brainerd Lakes area on Friday to tour storm damage. Dayton and Nolan also plan to meet with resort owners, emergency managers, local officials, residents and volunteers.
Large Solar Project To Be Built At Camp Ripley The Guard and Duluth-based Minnesota Power on Wednesday announced a $25 million plan to build a 10-megawatt solar array spanning 100 acres at Camp Ripley, the largest military base in Minnesota.
Minnesota Power Reaches Deal On Coal-Fired Plants The company will install the technology to help settle allegations it violated the federal Clean Air Act by failing to get permits and installing less-than-best pollution control technology at its plants.
Minnesota Power To Pay For State Park Improvements Minnesota Power has agreed to make $53,000 in improvements at Jay Cooke State Park instead of paying a penalty for stormwater violations. The MPCA says Minnesota Power hired a contractor in 2012 to do excavation work near the utility's boat launch on the Island Lake reservoir in Duluth. But the MPCA says they didn't have a proper state permit and failed to take the proper precautions to prevent sediment from flowing into the reservoir, a popular fishing and recreation spot. They later took corrective actions.
Sierra Club Threatens To Sue Minnesota PowerThe 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.
Minn. Power: Floodwaters Apparently Have Crested The city of Duluth is setting priorities as it begins to plan repairs to infrastructure that was heavily damaged by last week's flooding, city officials said Monday.
Minnesota Power Will Service Mine CompanyMinnesota Power said Tuesday it has reached an agreement to provide service to an Iron Range company that produces iron concentrate.
Former Minnesota Power Director Charged With TheftA former Minnesota Power executive has been charged with theft of corporate property.