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Minnesota Prepares For Obama’s Call To Cut Emissions

President Barack Obama unveiled Monday new power plant regulations designed to combat the earth’s changing climate.
Under new rules, power plants have to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent over the next 15 years.

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Good Question: How Do Crews Get The Power Back On?

As of late Monday afternoon, all the Xcel Energy customers in Metro area affected by Friday night’s storm had their power restored. So, how do crews get the power back on? Good Question.

07/20/2015

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Xcel Energy Says Fire Now Out In Sherco Coal Storage Barn

Xcel spokesman Tom Hoen says the Becker Fire Department was called Friday when residual coal and a rubber door seal were spotted smoldering. He says other fire departments helped out over the weekend as hotspots developed.

07/20/2015

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Xcel Energy Almost Done Restoring Power After Storms

Almost all of the 250,000 Xcel Energy customers who lost service early Saturday morning during severe storms have now had their power restored.

07/20/2015

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Xcel Energy Hopes To Have Nearly All Power Restored Sunday

Xcel Energy says the number of Minnesota customers still without electricity after a weekend storm continues to shrink. A company spokeswoman says as of about 10 p.m. Sunday, the number of customers without service was down to about 5,400 around Twin Cities metro area.

07/19/2015

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Thousands Still Without Power Day After Severe Storms

Thousands are still without power in Minnesota more than a day after severe weather caused damage to power lines and outages across parts of the state.

07/19/2015

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4 Things To Know: Power Outages, Trump Under Fire & A Record-Breaking Concert

Here’s what you need to know for July 19, 2015.

07/19/2015

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Xcel Energy Outages Drop To 50K; Power Back To All By Monday

As the Twin Cities area cleans up from overnight storms, Xcel Energy says around 96,000 customers were still without power by Saturday afternoon, mostly in the western and eastern Twin Cities metro area.

07/18/2015

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EF-1 Tornado Hits Carver Co., Thousands Without Power In Twin Cities Metro

The National Weather Service says an EF-1 tornado touched down in Carver County early Saturday morning during a loud and windy night of severe weather throughout the Twin Cities metro. The tornado caused extensive damage to trees and homes in Watertown and neighboring Hollywood Township.

07/18/2015

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CHS Field Starts Installation Of 300 Solar Panels

Workers started installing 300 solar panels at CHS Field Wednesday.

07/08/2015

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Cologne Becomes First All-Solar Minnesota City

Cologne is the first city in Minnesota to get all of its electricity supplied by the sun.

06/29/2015

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Outage Shuts Down Rides At Valleyfair

A power outage Saturday forced the evacuation of all major rides at Valleyfair. The power went out around 5 p.m., amusement park officials said.

06/21/2015

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ND Regulators Refuse To Endorse Minnesota Solar Projects

North Dakota regulators aren’t endorsing Xcel Energy’s plans for some solar projects in Minnesota. The Minneapolis-based power company is proposing the projects to comply with Minnesota’s mandate that investor-owned utilities get 1.5 percent of their power from the sun by 2020.

06/17/2015

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Xcel Energy: About 7K Twin Cities Residents Without Power Tuesday

Thousands of Twin Cities residents are without power Tuesday evening. Xcel Energy says about 5,000 people are affected in the South St. Paul area, and about 2,000 around northeast Minneapolis.

06/09/2015

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Operators Shut Down Unit 2 At Prairie Island Nuclear Plant

Operators have safely shut down Unit 2 of the Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing.

06/07/2015

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CHS Field Is The ‘Greenest Ballpark In America,’ Saints Say

After years of being stuck by the State Fairgrounds and clanking train tracks, the St. Paul Saints are about to play ball in their new home.

05/21/2015

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Xcel Energy Has FAA Approval To Use Drones

Xcel Energy says it has approval from federal regulators to use drones to inspect more than 320,000 miles of electric and natural gas infrastructure.

05/19/2015

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Environmental Groups, EPA Settle Suit Over Sherco Emissions

Clean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement that will reduce emissions from the Sherco plant in Sherburne County. The settlement was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.

05/15/2015

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Air Force Electricians Use Xcel Course To Train For Rescues

Sitting in a classroom can show you how it’s done. But for 12 Air Force Reserve electricians, there’s only one way to practice it: strapping on climbing belts and gaffs and heading up a pole.

05/04/2015

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Xcel: Thousands In Parts Of Twin Cities Affected By Power Outage

Around 23,000 customers have been affected by a large power outage in parts of the Twin Cities early Wednesday afternoon, according to Xcel Energy.

04/22/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (April 18)

From hockey to baseball to bikes and records, there’s a whole lot going on this weekend, and WCCO Saturday Morning has got you covered!

04/18/2015

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Last Shipment Of Coal Delivered To Xcel’s Burnsville Plant

For more than 60 years, Xcel Energy’s Burnsville plant has received shipments of coal to generate electricity. That comes to an end Wednesday. The last shipment of coal will roll in at the Black Dog generating station. Xcel Energy will stop generating electricity at the plant with coal in mid-April. It is replacing coal-fired units with a cleaner natural gas-fired unit.

04/08/2015

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High Winds Lead To Power Outages For 8,000 Xcel Customers

High winds in the Twin Cities are responsible for as many as 8,000 Xcel customers losing their power.

04/01/2015

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Roughly 4,000 Without Power In Twin Cities

Almost 4,000 people in the Twin Cities are without power Wednesday morning. According to Xcel Energy center roughly 1,924 people in the Rogers area are without power and another 1,948 people are without power near Woodbury.

03/25/2015

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Proposed Wind Farm Change Might Help Endangered Birds

A company that for years has been planning a wind turbine farm in an area of southeastern North Dakota where endangered birds nest and fly over is proposing changes that might help reduce potential harm.

03/16/2015

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