Closure Of Coal-Fired Plant In Becker Met With Mixed EmotionsMost Becker residents weren't shocked by Xcel Energy's announcement last week that it's closing the entire Sherburne County Generation Station by 2030.
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 To Retire Last 2 Coal-Burning Plants By 2030Three years from now Xcel will complete its largest wind expansion, producing a third of the company's power production.
Google, Xcel Power Agreement Approved By RegulatorsThe center could create 50 jobs will annual wages totaling $4 million if Google decides to move forward with the project.
Xcel Works To Electrify Car-Sharing And Government FleetsAn electric car-sharing program under development in the Twin Cities is being hailed as potentially a national model for expanding access to low-emissions transportation.
Light Rail Trains To Run On Wind Energy On Earth DayIn honor of Earth Day, light rail commuters in the Twin Cities will be traveling with the power of wind energy.
Most Storm-Related Power Outages Fixed In Upper MidwestMost of the tens of thousands of people who lost electricity during a severe snow storm in the Upper Midwest have their power back on.
Blizzard Knocks Out Power To Tens Of ThousandsAs of 2 p.m., about 13,000 customers in southern Minnesota, 5,500 customers in South Dakota, and 5,000 in the Twin Cities are without power, according to Xcel Energy.
Why Did Princeton Residents Lose Natural Gas During The Polar Vortex?We learned Thursday what caused some customers to lose heat to their homes when the polar vortex pumped historic cold into Minnesota a few weeks ago.
What's Underground?: WCCO Investigates What Gas Companies Aren't Telling YouThe explosions happen nearly every other day across the country, leveling homes and taking lives – just like the deadly blast that launched John Lundahl's house into the sky last November.
Xcel Energy: 69 Turbines Set Up For Texas Panhandle Wind FarmUtility officials say a wind farm meant to generate electricity for Texas and New Mexico is taking shape with more than one-fourth of the 239 turbines set up.