Xcel is about to restart the Monticello plant after a four-month shutdown that allowed workers to replace aging pumps and other equipment. The upgrades are intended to extend the life of the 43-year-old reactor another two decades and boost its output.
Updated: July 17, 2013, - 10:03 PM
Regulators also ordered the Minnesota power company to supply more information on costs.
Updated: July 17, 2013, - 09:10 PM
The utility says three planned wind farms in Minnesota and North Dakota are so competitively priced that they will save...
Updated: July 16, 2013, - 09:26 PM
Excel Energy says the cost of the work surged 83 percent over its 2008 budget of $320 million. The Minneapolis-based electric and gas utility says the final costs will be even higher, but hasn’t publicly disclosed the amount.
Updated: July 15, 2013, - 10:49 AM
The Minnesota Commerce Department alleged that three major oil companies got state money to clean up underground tank contamination for which they also received insurance payments.
Updated: July 09, 2013, - 09:19 PM
Growth in shipping North Dakota oil by train sends more of it through Minnesota.
Updated: July 09, 2013, - 04:06 PM
The judge recommended a 4.7% increase, far below the 10.7% jump originally sought by the Minnesota utility.
Updated: July 08, 2013, - 09:14 PM
Some of the Minnesota-affiliated ethanol producers are making profits again, but plants carrying high debt loads are struggling.
Updated: June 23, 2013, - 07:22 PM
Elk River Municipal Utilities says it can save customers money by purchasing its wholesale electricity from a municipal power agency.
Updated: June 21, 2013, - 09:09 PM