Xcel Energy Says It Will Ramp Up Staffing Ahead Of The Large Winter StormA company spokesperson wrote that, “strong winds, combined with significant snowfall predicted this week can cause power outage.”
Sheriff: Pilot Rescued After Small-Engine Plane Gets Tangled In Power Lines Near ShakopeeThe pilot of a single-engine plane was not hurt after his aircraft became tangled in power lines Saturday afternoon south of Shakopee.
'I Was In Panic Mode': Phone Scammers Posing As Xcel Energy, Threatening To Cut PowerOn the coldest night of the season, one of the last things you'd want to hear is you're about to lose power -- but that's exactly what some scam artists are calling people about, claiming to be Xcel Energy.
After Princeton's Polar Vortex Outage, Xcel Energy Makes System Upgrades Ahead Of Cold MonthsDuring one of the coldest snaps in recent memory, Xcel Energy made the decision to cut service to the Princeton area to reduce pressure on the rest of the system.
Cold Weather Rule: Energy Companies Urge At-Risk Customers To Set Up PlansEnergy companies are reminding customers in Minnesota about the state’s cold weather rule, which gives them extra protection from being left in the cold during winter months.
Take A Tour Of Solar-Powered Twin Cities HomesIf you ever thought about going solar, this weekend is a perfect time to figure it out.
'It Means The World': Hundreds Give Back During Xcel Energy Day Of Service1,600 volunteers from all over the state of Minnesota came out to give back to their communities Saturday.
Security Workers Return To Job At Xcel Nuclear Plant After Labor DisputeSecurity services at Xcel Energy's Monticello nuclear plant will soon return to normal after a weeklong labor dispute between a sub-contractor and about 30 shift leaders. Over the dispute period, replacement workers had been providing security.
What Are They Doing, Exactly? A Look Inside Construction Sites On Busy Minneapolis RoadsMinneapolis Public Works, addressing a common complaint from drivers, showed WCCO a usually inaccessible part of construction sites, to clear up how it works and why people might not actually see any work getting done.
Dozens Of Opportunities To Volunteer During Xcel, WCCO's Day Of ServiceWCCO has partnered with Xcel Energy for the Day of Service, and we're inviting you to take part in a day of volunteering this Saturday.
Dozens Of Volunteer Opportunities Available For Xcel Energy Day Of ServiceWe are three weeks away from Xcel Energy's Day of Service, and WCCO-TV is one of the participating sponsors. There are 60 projects across Minnesota that need volunteers.
60 Ways To Volunteer During WCCO & Xcel Energy Day Of ServiceMark Saturday, Sept. 7 on your calendars for our Day of Service. Over 1,400 people are expected to volunteer on 60 different projects.
Tips To Save Money On Energy Bills During Hot WeatherIt's one of the highest energy days of the season for Xcel Energy. But there are some simple ways to make sure your home pulls less from the power grid.
More Than 5,000 Xcel Customers Without Power In St. PaulXcel Energy's outage map shows that a number of customers south of Interstate 94 along the Snelling Avenue corridor do not have power.
'We'll Keep Fighting': Freeborn County Landowners Call On State To Stop Wind ProjectThe Freeborn Wind Project by Chicago-based Invenergy calls for 42 turbines set up throughout four townships.