Two versions of a bill mandating solar energy for big utilities are heading for a conference committee where compromise legislation should emerge in the final week of Minnesota’s legislative session. The Senate version requires large utility companies to generate 1 percent of power from the sun by 2025.
Power company officials say Murray County area residents should have energy restored Sunday, but it’s still unclear when Nobles County will be restored.
The administrator of a small southwestern Minnesota community says a damaging ice storm has changed the city scape forever.
Thousands are without power after an ice storm struck southwestern Minnesota.
Trevor Plouffe played most of his minor league games at shortstop. There were stints at first base, second base and in the outfield, too.
The Alaskan Brewing Co. is going green, but instead of looking to solar and wind energy, it has turned to a very familiar source: beer.
Booted from statehouse power, Minnesota Republicans must figure out whether their new role at the Capitol will be as the noisy opposition trying to impede the all-Democratic government, an accommodating minority content to scratch out small victories or something in between.
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.
South Dakota state officials are advising drivers who travel Interstate 90 east of Sioux Falls that they might see helicopters helping with power line repair work starting Thursday.
On most college campuses: who’s got more power? The president or the head football coach? At Penn State the answer is fairly clear: it was the head coach. So do college coaches have too much power?
Xcel Energy says power has been restored to nearly all customers following Friday’s fierce storms.
What uses the most electricity in your home? A recent study says cable TV boxes and DVRs (digital video recorders) may actually use more power than an efficient refrigerator.
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.
Officials from city, state and federal government were tallying up the damage after the storm in north Minneapolis. They’re deciding how much federal assistance is needed, along with the city and state recovery efforts. One problem still being dealt with is the lack of electricity.
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.
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