Xcel Working To Prevent Power Outages In N.D.Xcel Energy says it's working to prevent power outages that have affected Fargo in recent weeks. Xcel's North Dakota manager Mark Nisbet told the Public Service Commission on Thursday that the company is stepping up efforts to replace power lines and trim trees to keep branches from affecting lines.
Man Sentenced For Killing Pediatric Cancer Nurse In DWI CrashA 22-year-old Inver Grove Heights man was sentenced Friday for the death of a Roseville woman last fall. The Dakota County Attorney's Office says Nicholas Anthony Indehar pleaded guilty to one count of criminal vehicular homicide.
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Xcel Agrees To Take Corrective Measures At Monticello PlantThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Xcel Energy has agreed to take corrective measures to address the improper testing of welds on six spent fuel canisters at the Monticello nuclear plant.
Xcel Energy Uses Helicopter To Add Bird Diverters To Upgraded Power LinesResidents of Northeast Minneapolis shouldn't be alarmed if they notice helicopters in the sky Tuesday morning. Xcel Energy is completing the upgrade to its transmission lines by installing bird diverters and new airline marker balls Tuesday.
Reactor At Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Shuts Down After Turbine IssueThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission says one of the two reactors at Xcel Energy's Prairie Island nuclear plant shut down automatically after a problem developed in the unit's turbine.
Xcel Energy To Use Helicopters To Upgrade Mpls. Power LinesTwin Cities residents may notice more helicopters in the sky this December. Xcel Energy is upgrading its transmission line to improve electric services and it is using helicopters to get the job done.
Utilities Offer Home Energy Saving Tips, Cost SavingsWith winter at the doorstep, energy bills are about to jump. It's the season when our furnaces run harder and lights are on longer. In north Minneapolis, newly constructed homes will help lower the bills because of the way they are designed and built.
Xcel Energy Introduces New Alternatives Energy ProgramXcel Energy has proposed a new alternatives energy program. It would allow Minnesota customers to get 100 percent of their electricity from the wind and sun.
Group Worried Xcel’s Solar Program Won’t Kick In Before Credits ExpireA local group is asking Xcel Energy to pick up the pace of its community solar program.
Thinking Of Going Solar? Online Calculator Compares Power CostsXcel Energy customers will be paying more for their electricity if a proposed three-year rate increase gets approved by Minnesota regulators. The utility's 9.8 percent rate hike would add about $132 to the average customer's annual power bill.
Downtown St. Paul Utility To Go Coal-FreeDistrict Energy St. Paul is going coal-free. The downtown utility that provides hot-water heat to nearly 200 buildings and 300 homes in St. Paul says it will end the use of coal after the 2020-21 heating season, reducing the heating system's carbon dioxide emissions by 27 percent, or 21,000 tons per year.