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Industry lines up against proposed power plant in Superior

March 7, 2018 / Duluth News Tribune By Brooks Johnson Northland mining, paper and energy companies are giving a hard pass to Minnesota Power’s proposed natural gas plant. What’s more, according to testimony filed on their behalf, these businesses would rather be subject to occasional blackouts and pay less for power through a scheme known…

Minnesota Power plant in Superior draws opposition

February 22, 2018 / Duluth Reader  By Richard Thomas Minnesota Power plans to build a natural gas-fueled power plant in Superior. But citizen groups are questioning whether it’s a good idea, either for customers or the environment. If all goes as planned, the $700 million power plant, to be called the Nemadji Trail Energy Center,…

Citizens poll regarding proposed Superior power plant highlights concerns over cost

February 21, 2018 / KBJR6.com (Duluth) By Billy Wagness DULUTH, MN – A poll released Wednesday says 77 percent of Minnesota Power customers are overwhelmingly against a proposed multimillion dollar power plant in Superior. The poll was conducted by the non-profit consumer advocacy group Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota. Spokespeople say, of the 552 Minnesota Power customers surveyed, 92…

Citizens Group Releases Poll Results About Potential Natural Gas Plant

February 21, 2018 / WDIO online (Duluth) By Baihly Warfield Several citizens’ groups say that a majority of Minnesota Power customers oppose building a new natural gas plant in Superior. They said they conducted a phone poll of 552 Minnesota Power customers. Of those, 77 percent told them they were “not inclined to support the…

Minnesota Power Rate Increase Approaching

February 21, 2018 / Fox21 online (Duluth) By Andrew Kirov DULUTH, Minn. – A new natural gas power plant is coming to Superior. According to a statewide group, most Minnesota Power customers oppose the new plant because of its cost. But Minnesota Power officials tell us their proposed rate increase is not because of the…