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Oil prices are near a three-year high, and the state's November production levels were the highest since July 2015.
Xcel Energy and other utility companies are beefing up their security operations to guard against cyberattacks.
David Matthew Johnson has been charged with seven counts of theft in connection with submitting false mileage and personal reimbursement reports.
Nearby businesses were evacuated, but no one was injured.
The June target is about three months earlier than recommended by an administrative law judge.
For Xcel Energy, nuclear energy is critical to meeting its carbon reduction goals, particularly as it slowly jettisons its greenhouse-gas belching coal generators.
Tribes ask PUC to reconsider review of new Enbridge pipeline route, saying cultural study wasn't done
Minnesota's Ojibwe leaders say the state botched its pipeline environmental study.
Guatemalan firm has been accused of environmental and human rights abuses.
The number of plants has grown from 10 to 58, producing enough electricity to power 32,000 homes.
Reality on the ground essentially rules out alternatives to Enbridge's proposed Line 3 replacement route
Enbridge's Line 3 replacement proposal looks like an exercise in futility.
Regulators ask state for more environmental impact details on Enbridge's Line 3 project.
Communities protest job losses at wood-burning and manure plants.
Gerda Martel escaped from Nazi Germany as it intensified its persecution of the Jewish people, settling in the United States and later living for two…
Enbridge in a statement said the "permits were issued in compliance with applicable regulations at the time."
Wind farms often generate local antipathy as they grow both in number and economic importance to the energy industry, but the Freeborn project has sparked a higher level of opposition.
Solar advocates had pushed for the change, saying fees were too high and discouraged residents from installing solar.
The environmental impact statement, done by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, was deemed "adequate" in a ruling released Wednesday.
Pipeline work is the kind of long-term job that doesn't come around often – but the opposition is fierce.
The modeling data was shared with people on all sides of the debate but not in the public document.
Xcel Energy’s third-quarter profit rose 7 percent as the company beat stock analysts’ expectations. The Minneapolis-based utility on Thursday posted earnings of $492 million, or…
Renewable energy jobs, most of which are in wind and solar, grew by 16 percent to around 6,200 in Minnesota from 2015 to 2016, according to a recent study by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota.
A state report found the pipeline renovation would negatively affect American Indians, but the bands plan their own look.
Oil company calls its $2B line across N. Minn. crucial.
Rising oil prices have spurred new well drilling.
LSP, based in New York, says is anti-competitive and violates federal commerce law.
It is on track to be the first U.S. utility to surpass 10K megawatts of wind-energy generation.
The Ojibwe say wild rice waters would be increasingly at risk if a pipeline planned by Calgary-based Enbridge comes to fruition.
The comments ran from climate damage to the economic boost the $2 billion-plus project would cause.
Reger had filed a wrongful termination suit against the company.
Minnesota Energy Resources had claimed new sports facility is in its "natural" service area.
Enbridge disagrees with Minnesota report saying Line 3 is no longer needed.
Since 2002, Enbridge's pipelines in Minnesota have sprung 60 leaks, although spills in recent years have involved considerably less oil, a review shows.
The utility had asked state regulators for $51.2 million, or 5.8 percent.
The growth rate was higher than the state's overall jobs numbers.
She came to the United States from Copenhagen in 1959, but she never left Denmark behind.
The Minneapolis-based utility would invest $2.5 billion there to add renewable and natural gas energy sources.
The final environmental impact statement for Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project says it is not possible to determine whether the Canadian company's proposed…
With Dakota Access fully online, more oil is traveling by pipeline.
The Trempealeau County farmers said their cows were producing less milk because of issues caused by the stray voltage.
The state wants another week to respond to the many public comments on the 'Line 3' project.
Minnetonka ag giant's loans to Azerbaijan are latest headache for its finance arm.
A simmering trade battle could endanger a solar-panel plant in Mountain Iron, Minn., in a region eager for jobs other than the boom-or-bust work in the taconite mines.
If the full number is approved, the average bill would increase by about $4.50 per month.
Since the 1990s, Minnesota has been one of just a handful of states to try to quantify the economic impact of the greenhouse gases behind climate change.
The utility benefited from rate increases that took hold in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas and New Mexico.
The Natural Choice snacks join a growing number of protein-based snack items.
Akradi, the company's second largest investor, originally was rejected for a seat in June.
Xcel investigating cause of accident.
PUC will hold hearings and vote next week on policy that could affect what type of power plants are built and where.
The two people in the car and one train passenger were taken to the hospital; buses were replacing trains on part of the Green Line.
A body found Friday in the garage at the 600 block of Lawson Avenue E. may have been there for weeks, said police, calling the case "extremely disturbing."
Scores of subcontractors have filed a blizzard of claims, saying they were not paid for their work on the $290 million project that was completed last month. One attorney estimated that at least $85 million is owed.
North Dakota's industry is an economic anchor that is surviving.
Ruling reverses decision that favored fired workers' push for a new sick policy.
The Enel-owned project's 16 plants will produce power for more than 17,000 homes.
The oil boom that ignited North Dakota's economy in the early part of this decade created new jobs, new businesses, new housing and new amenities. And while the downturn that started in late 2014 tamed western North Dakota's economy, it never crushed it.
A newfound activist investor, Akradi has upped his ownership stake in Northern Oil and Gas to nearly 10 percent.
More rigs operated in the state, but price jitters keep the outlook guarded.
A public hearing in St. Paul on Tuesday sought public input into the replacement of the pipeline that wends across northern Minnesota.
During the first quarter, the state ranked fourth nationally for new solar power installations compared with the same period a year ago, according to data released Thursday by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a trade group.
The Duluth-based utility also announced contracts to buy wind and solar power.
The judge's ruling ends a legal squabble involving the four Lunds siblings who jointly own the well-known grocery store chain.
After prices skyrocketed – and then crashed – optimism is again fueling new rigs and jobs in North Dakota's oil fields
The Ely native was a baritone player who marched for most of his life.
The utility had asked for a 6.1 percent rate increase.
The new legislation was tucked into the omnibus jobs and energy bill.
The Made in Minnesota program was eliminated in legislation heading to Gov. Mark Dayton.
State looks at environmental impacts of Enbridge options.
Production remained above 1 million barrels a day after falling short of benchmark over the winter.
Residents will pay 10.6 percent more over four years, while most industrial and commercial customers will pay 6.9 percent more.
The manufacturer said it will discontinue current operations, but it has offered few details.
The state now has 447 megawatts online, according to the state.
Many of the 126 former players in the suit have Minnesota connections.
Xcel's agreement to provide service to the NFL team's complex in Eagan sets 'a dangerous precedent,' MERC argues.
CenturyLink, the state's dominant provider of landline phone service, will be mostly deregulated after a decision Thursday by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
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