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Minnesota Power seeks to lower rate hike, refund $12 million to customers

April 23, 2020 Duluth News Tribune Jimmy Lovrien If approved by regulators, Minnesota Power’s Jan. 1, 2020, rate increase will decrease from 5.8% to 4.1%, and the difference will be refunded to customers. Minnesota Power is aiming to lower its proposed rate hike and refund the difference to customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Duluth-based…

Behind on utility bills due to coronavirus? Contact provider to ensure service continues

April 13, 2020 Twin Cities Pioneer Press Dane Mizutani While most electricity and gas providers are extending additional protections during the COVID-19 crisis, Minnesotans that are behind on utility bills are still being encouraged to contact their provider to ensure service continues. This advice comes the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), a nonprofit advocate for utility…

Utility Providers Including Minnesota Power Suspend Disconnections, Late Fees

April 13, 2020 Fox 21 Local News Duluth Arman Rahman Citizens Utility Board and Minnesota Power Urge Customers to Call to arrange payment plan. DULUTH, Minn.- People struggling to keep up with heat, water, or electric bills due to the Coronavirus pandemic may find some relief from many utility providers. The Citizens Utility Board, a…

As Xcel moves toward coal-free, will natural gas remain part of energy mix?

January 31, 2020 MPRnews Kirsti Marohn When Xcel Energy announced last year that it plans to stop burning coal in Minnesota by 2030, environmental groups applauded the company’s effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. But one part of Xcel’s plan is being met with less enthusiasm: It’s proposing to replace a coal-fired power…

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