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Judge Backs Alberta Clipper Pipeline Expansion

An administrative law judge recommends that Minnesota regulators approve an expansion of Enbridge Energy’s Alberta Clipper crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.

06/12/2014

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Hearings Set On Alberta Clipper Oil Pipeline

Following a hearing Tuesday night in Hallock, the Public Utilities Commission has hearings set for Wednesday in Thief River Falls and Cass Lake, and Thursday in Floodwood and Duluth.

03/19/2014

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PUC To Hear Arguments On Future Of Sherco Plant

Environmentalists hope to nudge regulators toward taking a harder look at the future of Minnesota’s largest coal-fired power plant. The Public Utilities Commission will hear arguments Thursday about Xcel Energy’s long-term planning process for its future power needs.

12/05/2013

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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

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Good Question: Why Do We Have To Pay More For Using Less?

For most businesses, supply and demand rules the day. But utilities like Xcel Energy encourage their customers to conserve. Then when energy use is down, they ask the Public Utilities Commission for a rate increase.

10/29/2012

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Dayton Picks Judge To Head Minn. Utilities Panel

Gov. Mark Dayton has picked an administrative law judge to head the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, a post left vacant when the Republican-controlled Senate rejected his original choice.

06/06/2012

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Dayton Lashes Senate GOP For Utility Chief Vote

The Minnesota Senate has voted to reject Gov. Mark Dayton’s choice to lead the state commission that regulates public utilities.

01/30/2012

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Dayton’s PUC Chief Picks Faces Senate Rejection

A leading Senate Republican says she expects the full Senate to reject Gov. Mark Dayton’s choice to lead the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.

01/27/2012

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CenterPoint’s Tiered-Pricing Gets Shelved

It’s been in the works for little more than one heating season but a controversial natural gas pricing program is already being suspended.

09/19/2011

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Minn. Panel Signals Rough Ride For Dayton Adviser

A key Senate panel declined to recommend Gov. Mark Dayton’s pick to head the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday, in the first signal that the Republican-led Senate could reject a member of the Democratic governor’s cabinet.

05/12/2011

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St. Paul Dems Pick Former Rep For Senate Race

St. Paul Democrats are picking between three candidates for Minnesota Senate in a special primary election on Tuesday.

03/29/2011

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