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Lawsuit surrounds loan at the center of federal investigation.
Company says the resignation was not the result of a disagreement.
Growth in renewable energy, especially wind, driving multistate project, Xcel says.
Systems like OATI's can serve as alternatives or backups to the general electrical grid
The company will add eight to 10 new wind farms in the Upper Midwest.
However, it's still uncertain how many gardens will be online by the end of 2016.
The PUC votes in favor of amending a 2012 deal.
Production outlook for rest of 2016 looks poor after a flat July, as world continues to have a supply glut.
Decision put off on plan to fund Minnesota Power's reduction.
The "Made in Minnesota" program is included in India's complaint.
Kirsten Ann Tjosaas plead guilty to wire fraud and money laundering while serving as corporate controller and CFO at Fagen Inc.
Tesla drivers Tuesday marked the opening of the electric car company’s first supercharging station in the Twin Cities. Tesla’s superchargers provide enough juice in 30…
Calgary-based firm is withdrawing its application for the pipeline from the state. The move comes weeks after it announced buying a stake in a different pipeline that doesn't cross Minnesota.
C.H. Robinson purchased a major Australian freight forwarder for $225 million, the logistics company’s third-largest acquisition in five years. Eden Prairie-based C.H. Robinson announced Wednesday…
The phone carrier says it should be deregulated, but state agencies aren't so sure.
TRT and related companies own almost 20 percent of Northern's stock.
It turns out Minnesota will not appeal a federal appellate court's decision to quash part of the state's 2007 clean energy law, conceding a victory to North Dakota and officially ending a five-year legal battle.
Minnesota is a key consumer for Manitoba Hydro, with demand on the rise.
Reger is being investigated in connection with another company, Dakota Plains Holdings.
The settlement is a big step, but final deal isn't likely until 2017.
CFO Thomas Stoelk was appointed interim CEO.
Xcel Energy balances coal, wind and solar in an evolving industry.
North Dakota’s oil production dropped 2 percent from May to June as low oil prices continued to take their toll. And there’s no quick turnaround…
Co-ops' motives for hikes in electric solar fees is fueling the debate.
Regulators on Friday denied a review of decision that cut utility's request by nearly half.
The Sandpiper project, still being evaluated by Minnesota regulators, appears on verge of losing its two backers.
The state's biggest energy utility missed analysts' expectations slightly.
OSHA team says 14 workers at Superior, Wis., yard were overexposed; dozens more had high levels of the toxic metal in their blood.
Developers fear the output limit mixed with a reduced rate paid to generators will limit growth.
Enbridge Energy's consent decree settled claims surrounding oil spills in Illinois and Michigan.
May's increase was welcomed, but analysts aren't predicting an industry resurgence soon.
Great River Energy will close its Stanton, N.D., power station in May 2017, saying the coal-fired plant is no longer economical to operate.The relatively small…
Citing “challenging” market conditions, Mosaic Co. said Wednesday it will idle one of its Saskatchewan potash mines for the rest of 2016, laying off about…
CEO says firm would build "direct- reduced iron" plant; Essar has vowed to fight its ouster in court.
Problems persist in hooking into grid, but Xcel says build-out is at hand.
Utility ranked fourth in study, getting 21 percent of electricity sales from renewables in 2014.
A final decision won't be made on the proposal until 2017, but Xcel has said the major drivers of the rate increase include upgrades to its power grid and nuclear power plants; and investments in cleaner energy.
North Dakota challenged the 2007 law restricting imports from power plants that increase greenhouse gases.
Bakken fields have been battered by lower prices.
Frank D. Werner Sr. grew up on a Kansas farm, but he didn’t care much for farm life — except for machinery repair. His love…
After fielding complaints about high fees on residential solar arrays, Minnesota regulators will review charges set by the state's electric utility co-ops.The review pivots on…
Gevo Inc. is betting big on isobutanol produced at its plant in southwest Minnesota.
Trying to counter squishy cereal sales, General Mills is launching its first totally new brand in 15 years, a fruity oat and corn concoction dubbed…
Customers to receive refund of interim hike from last fall.
It now involves some Nature Valley, Quaker and Kashi granola bars.
Xcel Energy said the appellate decision allows program to move forward.
Spam Snacks, introduced by Hormel last fall, will disappear from store shelves by summer's end.
General Mills is recalling the flour in an "abundance of caution" over the possibility that it's linked to an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 38 people in 20 states.
GNP is riding a chicken boom, its sales growing 14 percent over the past three years, hitting $470 million in 2015.
Prices ahead of the holiday remain a relative bargain despite a recent increases that reflect rising demand.
Two boys riding on one bicycle in St. Paul were hit by a car Sunday, with one suffering critical injuries. The incident occurred about 6…
Sunday afternoon fire damaged a Noodles & Co. and a Caribou Coffee shop.
Injured suspect called police and was arrested.
An apparently intoxicated young woman stole a University of North Dakota squad car on Sunday, police say, driving it from Grand Forks to Crookston where…
Strong dollar, oil slump are putting a drag on Minnesota corporate profits.
While Kraft Heinz is closing several plants across the country, the food giant is investing more than $100 million in Minnesota, expanding its New Ulm…
California company uses almond milk to make alternatives to traditional dairy products.
All the recalls have been tied to a listeria contamination at a plant in northwest Minnesota.
Sales drop; CEO resolves to turn the situation around.
The recall is linked to a broader series tied to listeria contamination.
Mild weather held down demand for heat during the first three months of the year.
"I want to be near the team," said Dave MacLennan, Cargill's CEO since 2013. The Lake Office "is too quiet."
Recalls linked to possibly listeria-tainted sunflower nuts processed in Crookston have mushroomed, and now appear to involve several major food companies across the nation.
A new regime has made the country a friendlier place for the export trade.
Crookston plant is shut down temporarily until the problem is resolved.
Customer choices likely to cause more disruption for companies.
Cereal isn't just for breakfast anymore as manufacturers pitch it as a snack food.
Faribault Foods, launching a big expansion, finds its profit niche in canning – beans in particular
Hormel Foods has sold its Diamond Crystal Brands business to a Texas private equity firm for an undisclosed price. Diamond Crystal, which is based in…
Stock sinks after company misses on expectations.
The restaurant chain's stock fell 11 percent as investors reacted to the financial results that were announced Tuesday afternoon.
With Supervalu posting another quarter of sagging sales, the company’s new CEO has his hands full — but at least he understands his mission. “Our…
Cargill is getting back into the candle business with the purchase of NatureWax, a market-leading provider of natural waxes. Minnetonka-based Cargill owned NatureWax from its…
She is charged with embezzling $5.7M from contractor from 2006-15.
The number of rigs drilling for oil in the Bakken fields has fallen nearly 90 percent from a May 2012 high.
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