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.
Hundreds Without Power In Winona After Train Slams Semi Into Power PoleHundreds of families in Winona are heading into Thursday night without power because of another Xcel Energy outage.
House By House, Heat Restored To Princeton ResidentsXcel Energy's natural gas service wasn't working for 152 homes in Princeton because of the extreme cold.
Minnesota Weather: Xcel Asks Gas Customers To Lower Thermostats To 63Xcel Energy says residents’ cooperation is critical to prevent widespread natural gas outages. The company also suggests using electric space heaters.
Extreme Cold Straining Xcel Energy’s Natural Gas System, Residents Urged To Turn Down ThermostatXcel Energy is advising residents in parts of central Minnesota north of the metro to turn down their thermostats and reduce their natural gas use.
'It Is Getting Cold, Fast': Thousands In Twin Cities Lost Power In Dangerous ColdThousands of Minnesotans are enduring the coldest night in a generation without power. As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, more than 6,500 people are still impacted by the outage in the Twin Cities metro area.
Google Looking To Build $600M Data Center In BeckerGoogle is looking into building a $600 million data center in central Minnesota that would be powered by two wind farms.
Xcel Energy Commits To Eliminating All Carbon EmissionsHow long will the scientific debate over the causes of global climate change persist? Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy says it has heard enough and it is clearly time to act. The utility which provides electricity to customers of eight Midwestern and Western states is taking a leading role in reducing carbon emissions.
Xcel Reminds Customers Of Heating Help Program As Cold Weather Descends On MinnesotaAs snow began falling in Minnesota this week, Xcel Energy is reminding residents that there are resources available for those who need help paying their heating bill this winter.
Minneapolis Receives LED Streetlight OverhaulAn LED upgrade of more than 24,000 streetlights began in Minneapolis last week, and the city is expected to save over $150,000 annually with the change.
Xcel To Deliver One-Time Bill Credits After Last Year's Federal Tax ActXcel plans to deliver the refunds by the end of the year.
Expanded 'Move-Over' Law Takes Effect WednesdayStarting Wednesday, a new law kicks strengthening the current law, expanding it from four-lane to two-lane roads.