Life Below The Turbines: How Wind Energy Is Affecting Rural MinnesotaWhat started with just a few wind turbines 20 years ago, now turns out nearly 20% of Minnesota’s electricity. But the towering blades haven't come without questions and controversy in rural Minnesota. WCCO has a progress report on wind energy's real cost.
Wisconsin Sees Spike In Interest In Wind Energy ProductionWisconsin is seeing growing interest in wind energy as production costs decline and utilities look toward renewable energy.
Reality Check: Does Wind Energy Kill Birds And Cause Cancer?The state's largest power company is switching to renewable energy at a time when President Donald Trump bashes energy sources like wind.
Xcel Plans New 300-Megawatt Wind Farm In S.D.The Dakota Range wind project is expected to encompass up to 72 turbines across about 44,500 acres.
Xcel Energy Plans To Open Wind Farm In South DakotaXcel is already the nation's top utility wind provider, a ranking it's held for more than a decade.
Xcel Announces New Wind Farms In Minnesota, DakotasXcel Energy unveiled a new phase of wind power construction Thursday that includes a huge wind farm in South Dakota and two others in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Xcel Offering Homeowners Green Energy OpportunitiesXcel Energy is now offering up some new opportunities for people to power their homes using wind and solar energy.
Xcel Energy Plans To Retire 2 Of 3 Coal-Fired Sherco UnitsXcel Energy has announced a plan to retire two of the three units at Minnesota's largest power plant, its Sherco facility in Becker.
Good Question: What's The Windiest Month In Minnesota?The wind is a sign of spring, a time when Minnesota sees double-digit averages. So what is the windiest month in Minnesota? Good question.
Basin Electric Signs Contract For Wind EnergyBasin Electric has signed a power purchase agreement with a new wind project to be developed in South Dakota. The project is co-owned by Fagen Inc. of Granite Falls, Minn., and the principals of Dakota Plains Energy in Aberdeen, S.D. It's scheduled to go online by the end of 2015.
Minnesota's Tallest Wind Turbines Under Construction How tall can those turbines get? The answer is blowin' in the wind.
N.D. Regulators Approve $200M Wind Energy ProjectNorth Dakota regulators have approved a new $200 million wind energy project in western North Dakota.
Feds, 5 States To Push For Great Lakes Wind FarmsThe Obama administration and five states have reached an agreement to speed up approval of offshore wind farms in the Great Lakes, which have been delayed by cost concerns and public opposition.
Study: MN Could Be Powered By Just Wind & SunImagine a day when Minnesota is powered completely by solar and wind energy. At least one group thinks it could happen.
Short ND Power Line Project To Carry Wind EnergyA proposed power line in western North Dakota will help export some of the region's wind energy to Minnesota.