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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…

Dairyland’s proposed NG plant gets pushback from Minnesota

February 21, 2018 / La Crosse Tribune By Chris Hubbuch Minnesota consumer and environmental groups are pushing back against Dairyland Power’s proposal to build a $700 million natural gas power plant in Superior. The Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota, which represents utility customers, released survey results Wednesday that said more than three quarters of Minnesota…

Minnesota Power Customers See Increase On Electricity Bill

February 20, 2018 / Fox 21 (Duluth) By Haydee Clotter DULUTH, Minn. – If you’re a customer of Minnesota Power your electricity bill might be going up a bit. The Citizens Utility Board held a public hearing in Duluth to share the reasons behind the increase. Right now customers are seeing a five percent interim rate increase….

Meetings Tuesday on Minnesota Power rate hike, gas power plant

February 19, 2018 / Duluth News Tribune By News Tribune Three nonprofit groups are offering two free sessions Tuesday in Duluth to help consumers understand Minnesota Power’s new electric rates and the utility’s proposal to build a new gas power plant in Superior. The informational sessions are set for 1-2:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. at…

Viewpoint: Xcel delivers win-win for Minnesota

February 9, 2018 / Hastings Star Gazette By Annie Levenson-Falk Ben Fowke, the president and CEO of Xcel Energy, recently announced an ambitious plan to cut the utility’s carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030. To reach that goal, Xcel Energy will double down on clean energy. It plans to generate 60 percent renewable energy by…