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Group Spends $2M Lobbying For Gay Marriage

The group that pushed Minnesota lawmakers to legalize gay marriage disclosed Wednesday it invested more than $2 million in the successful lobbying effort.

05/22/2013

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Xcel Energy Proposes Power Plants In Southeast ND

Xcel Energy is proposing two natural gas-fired power plants in southeastern North Dakota to help meet electricity needs during times of peak demand in the upper Midwest in coming years. The plants would be built near Hankinson, about 70 miles south of Fargo, if they are approved by regulators.

05/17/2013

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Over 40K Customers Lose Power In Minn., Wis., Iowa

Crews are working to repair electrical lines brought down by the heavy, wet snow that fell across parts of northern Iowa, southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

05/02/2013

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Power Restored To Minneapolis Downtown After Electrical Fire

Several blocks of downtown Minneapolis have power back after a brief interruption following an electrical fire at one building. Friday morning’s outage happened in the wake of a fire in an electrical vault at the US West building near midnight.

04/12/2013

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Xcel Energy Reduces Minn. Rate Hike Request

Xcel Energy has reduced its proposed Minnesota electric rate increase. The Minneapolis-based utility said Monday it lowered its proposed rate increase to 8.2 percent. Xcel proposed a rate hike of 10.7 percent in November.

03/25/2013

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LRT Service Resumes In Minneapolis After Disruption

Authorities say light rail service in downtown Minneapolis resumed just before 1 p.m. Thursday after being disrupted because of a downed power line.

03/07/2013

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State Accuses Xcel Energy Of Overcharging Customers

The state is stepping in to help Xcel Energy customers who aren’t happy about a recent rate hike. Right now many homeowners are paying 11-percent more on their electric bills, or about $8 extra a month.

03/01/2013

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State Questioning Xcel’s Bill Increase

The state says Xcel Energy is charging Minnesota families too much for electricity.

02/28/2013

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MPCA Lauds Utilities For Cutting Mercury Emissions

Minnesota’s coal-fired power plants have cut their mercury emissions in half over the last 15 years, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency said Monday.

02/18/2013

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Interim Xcel Rate Hike Showing Up In Electricity Bills

It takes a lot of poles, plants and power lines to satisfy Minnesota’s demand for electricity. Xcel Energy has been meeting that challenge for decades.

02/11/2013

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Wild Expect Sellout Crowd Saturday As NHL Returns

Minnesota Wild officials say they expect a sellout Saturday when the team opens at home after the lockout that wiped away half the season.

01/15/2013

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Clean Air Suit Targets Largest Minn. Power Plant

Clean air advocates are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, seeking an order to require the EPA to mandate that Xcel Energy install the best available technology to reduce emissions at Minnesota’s biggest power plant.

12/05/2012

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Xcel Energy Sends More Crews To East Coast

Two weeks after Superstorm Sandy caused massive devastation across the east coast, some residents still have no power.

11/13/2012

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Xcel Workers Head East To Help ‘Sandy’ Victims

Power crews from the Twin Cities are on their way to the east coast to help restore power in West Virginia.

10/31/2012

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Xcel Crews To Help Restore Power In Sandy Area

Xcel Energy Inc. is sending crews from Minnesota and other parts of its service area to the East Coast to help restore power in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

10/30/2012

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