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Public to weigh in on proposed electric rate hike in northern MN

June 17, 2017 / MPR News By Dan Kraker Public hearings begin Monday in northern Minnesota on a contested electric rate increase proposed by Minnesota Power. The Duluth-based utility wants to increase rates by about 6 percent overall to pay for recent capital investments. But that increase wouldn’t be evenly spread out among all customers….

Electricity rate hike opponents urge public to comment

June 15, 2017 / Duluth News Tribune By Brooks Johnson Opponents of Minnesota Power’s proposed rate hike say the poor and elderly will take an outsized hit as electric bills go up. “These increases will be a burden for a large number of households that struggle to make ends meet,” said Buddy Robinson, staff director…

Organizations voice concerns over proposed MN Power rate

June 14, 2017 / KBJR 6 Duluth By Emma Rechenberg DULUTH, MN –A proposed power rate increase could impact your monthly utility bill. Representatives from organizations opposing the increase shared their concerns Wednesday morning during a news conference. Citizens Utility Board of MN, Citizens Federation Northeast and Interfaith Power & Light speakers said the Minnesota Power…

Citizen groups oppose Minnesota Power rate hikes

June 14, 2017 / Fox 21 Duluth By Greg Chandler DULUTH, Minn. – Minnesota Power wants to raise your electric bill.  But citizen watchdog groups won’t let those hikes pass without a fight. Representatives from the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota, the Minnesota Citizens Federation NE and Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light voiced their concerns…

Non-profits educate MN Power customers on proposed rate increase

June 6, 2017 / KBJR6 Duluth DULUTH, MN – Duluth residents are facing a proposed rate increase from Minnesota Power that could raise their bills by as much as $300 dollars a year. On Tuesday, three non profit organizations held a meeting to help consumers prepare for those proposed increases, should they happen. Minnesota Power has…

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