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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.
Xcel Energy leads utilities in the energy as well.
Customers of Renewable Energy SD paid over $13 million but never received equipment or refund.
It's buying a California-based cooperative for $375 million.
Golden Valley-based Mortenson has become a national leader in the construction of wind and solar energy projects.
Mediation failure means case will end up in court with rural counties fearing big tax liability.
State law and industry forces have already set course toward renewable energy.
Fergus Falls, Minn.-based Otter Tail Power Co. said Monday it plans to build a natural gas-fired generator in eastern South Dakota, which will help make…
If Enbridge wins its property tax challenge, some N. Minn. counties might owe it refunds.
Ryan Gilbertson's attorney said he will fight the charges stemming from an alleged stock scheme.
Legislators propose $75 to $85 a year to offset missing gas tax money from drivers.
The site in eastern South Dakota will produce as much energy as Xcel's giant wind farm in Colorado.
Gov. Dayton may veto bill regarding electricity co-ops.
The Australian firm will keep the trading unit's Minneapolis office.
State regulators OK a 6.5 percent residential rate hike.
The industry saw an improved January after a dismal December.
With production on the rise, there's anxiety over unknown policy shifts.
It is scheduled to replace two coal-fired plants in Becker that will be closing by 2026.
Residential customers would pay 10 percent more under the revised request, the company says, while 11 big industrial users would pay less.
The bills would up the goal for Minnesota to 50 percent by 2030.
Alois "Al" Kopp was a pharmacist's mate on the USS Houston in 1942 when it was torpedoed and sank in the South Pacific. Almost two-thirds…
A man forced his ex-girlfriend into his car at gunpoint Saturday in North St. Paul, and then fatally shot himself after she escaped, according to North St. Paul police.
Shooting deaths appear to be result of murder-suicide, police say.
Union employees vote Sunday to ratify a deal for Lunds Inc. to pull out of the union pension fund.
Barrels per day dipped below 1M to lowest level in 3 years.
A five-day trial baring a bitter divide in the Lund supermarket family ended Monday with a judge peeling off philosophical pearls, quoting from the Bible and American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr.
Kim Lund wants to cash out her stake in the family-owned grocery chain; her siblings all say it would hurt them and the company.
Kim Lund is suing the Lunds Inc. grocery chain and her brother, saying they have refused to cash out her share, which she says is worth $80.4 million.
Kim Lund, the oldest of two sisters and two brothers who own the Lunds & Byerlys chain, wants to cash out her one-quarter stake. But the $21 million-plus offer she got from Lunds — whose CEO is her brother Russell "Tres" Lund — fell well short of the $80.4 million she claims she's due.
Even adjusted for weather, electricity consumption fell in Xcel's eight-state territory.
Legislation would kill the state utility regulators' review of those policies.
Bills to kill subsidies for installations and alter another are moving through the Legislature.
The $800M project would be built in Becker, Minn.
The Bakken fields are still producing more than 1 million barrels a day.
Utility regulators had put the decision on hold, asking for more study.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission confirms Prairie Island is one of the plants.
Wholesale co-op to buy power from wind farm expected to open in 2019.
TerraCOH's vision is grand. The fledgling firm would use carbon dioxide emissions to power a geothermal energy system, which would in turn produce low-cost, clean electricity.
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