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August 24, 2018
A U.S. flag flies at a coal-fired power plant in West Virginia.  Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg
Aging coal plants get new life under Trump plan
August 24, 2018 - 8:22am
Shown is Invenergy's Woodville Solar Farm near Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada. Invenergy looks to built two solar farm in southwest Minnesota. (Photo courtesy Invenergy)
Company working on leases for huge solar farms in southwest Minnesota
August 24, 2018 - 7:34am
August 11, 2018
Tribune file photo
Kandiyohi Solar Co-op seeks to expand
August 11, 2018 - 8:10am
August 10, 2018
Because of lower taxes, Minnesota Power customers to get modest refund
August 10, 2018 - 7:47pm
August 9, 2018
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in New York on March 27, 2018.  Bloomberg photo by Jeenah Moon.
By bashing Canada, Saudi Prince is weaponizing his oil wealth
August 9, 2018 - 12:04pm
August 8, 2018
Minnesota experiencing clean energy job boom, but skilled workers are hard to find
August 8, 2018 - 8:58pm
August 2, 2018
Fond du Lac Band open to Line 3 pipeline passing through reservation
August 2, 2018 - 7:59pm
July 26, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

The city of Willmar is seeking a state grant for a project at the Northeast Water Treatment Plant that should improve water quality while also helping the city meet upcoming wastewater discharge requirements.
Willmar Municipal Utilities applies for grant to help cover project costs at water plant
July 26, 2018 - 10:46pm
July 23, 2018
Mesabi Metallics missed deadline to purchase mineral leases, court says
July 23, 2018 - 10:32pm
July 22, 2018
Timber, taconite and more: Iron Range cities diversify business as unemployment plunges
July 22, 2018 - 4:22pm
July 16, 2018
Enbridge will give Minnesota landowners more time to decide fate of old pipeline
July 16, 2018 - 9:48pm
ERP Iron Ore could lose Minnesota mineral leases
July 16, 2018 - 7:11pm
July 14, 2018
The Trans-Adriatic pipeline will carry Caspian Sea natural gas to Europe. Bloomberg photo by Konstantinos Tsakalidi
After Deepwater Horizon, a new BP emerges
July 14, 2018 - 5:05pm
July 12, 2018
These turbines are part of the Xcel Energy Courtenay Wind Farm in south-central North Dakota. John M. Steiner / Forum News Service
Xcel wins approval for another major wind farm project
July 12, 2018 - 5:21pm
July 10, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

A 3,200-ton coal pile sits Monday behind the Willmar Power Plant. The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission agreed Monday with the staff recommendation to sell the remaining coal as it is no longer needed as a backup fuel source.
End of Willmar's coal era: Municipal Utilities to sell remaining tons as natural gas meets needs
July 10, 2018 - 6:22am