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June 15, 2018
Trump's coal gambit may yield political points, not mining jobs
June 15, 2018 - 5:15am
June 1, 2018
A truck passes in front of the Santee Cooper Cross Generating Station power plant in Pineville, S.C., on March 22, 2018.  Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett.
Trump said to prepare lifeline for money-losing coal plants
June 1, 2018 - 6:45am
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune file photo

The Willmar Municipal Utilities plant will now primarily run on natural gas, and the coal pile behind the power plant will be used only as a backup fuel source. No further coal will be purchased.
Willmar Municipal Utilities turns away from coal
December 1, 2017 - 6:00am
August 24, 2017
Great River Energy's Coal Creek Station on August 19, 2015, in Underwood, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)
Coal push may be disaster insurance the grid doesn't need
August 24, 2017 - 12:43pm
April 5, 2017
The Robert W Scherer Power Plant, a coal-fired electricity plant operated by Georgia Power, a subsidiary of the Southern Company, in Juliette, Georgia, U.S. April 1, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry
President Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening
April 5, 2017 - 2:59pm
March 1, 2017
Great River Energy's Coal Creek Station on August 19, 2015, in Underwood, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)
Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules
March 1, 2017 - 1:13pm
October 13, 2016
Activists are seen attempting to cut chains after trespassing into a valve station for pipelines carrying crude from Canadian oils sands into the U.S. markets near Clearbrook, Minnesota, in this image released on October 16.   Courtesy Climate Direct Action/Handout via REUTERS
Daring U.S. pipeline sabotage spawned by lobster boat coal protest
October 13, 2016 - 4:10pm
July 27, 2016
A Willmar Municipal Utilities worker in this October 2015 photo operates a front-end loader on the utilities' coal pile to make room for receiving more. Willmar Municipal Utilities is trying to stockpile coal for this winter, but railroad deliveries are lagging. (Tribune file photo)
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
July 27, 2016 - 11:50pm
October 2, 2014
Jon Folkedahl, (left) director of electric production for the Willmar Municipal Utilities power plant, listens as David Thacker, (second from left) sales manager at the Tiffen, Ohio, company that manufactures the Carhoe coal-car unloader, discusses operational details with  coal handlers Wednesday. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)
New machine brings efficiency and safety to unloading coal in Willmar
October 2, 2014 - 12:12am
October 1, 2014
Minnesota State Sen. Lyle Koenen of Clara City, right, is among about 40 lawmakers at a Tuesday legislative hearing about railroad delays. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
Search for a rail congestion cure
October 1, 2014 - 12:00am
June 9, 2014
Commentary: Not much to lose in move from coal power
June 9, 2014 - 1:00am
May 27, 2014
New coal shipment arrives
May 27, 2014 - 11:59pm
May 12, 2014
Crews work to clear the debris at the scene of the BNSF derailment. No one was hurt and the incident did not involve any hazardous material or pose a threat to public safety, according to the Cass County MN Sheriff’s Department, when fifty train cars carrying coal derailed at about 11:48 p.m. Sunday in Sylvan Township, west of Pillager, Minn. Steve Kohls/Brainerd Dispatch
50 coal train cars derail on BNSF Railway line near Pillager
May 12, 2014 - 12:42pm
March 29, 2014
Railroad cars carrying coal are unloaded Friday at the Willmar Municipal Utilities power plant. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
Willmar Municipal Utilities incurring more charges this year for detaining BNSF cars
March 29, 2014 - 6:00am
September 20, 2013
The American Electric Power Company's cooling tower at their Mountaineer plant is shown in New Haven, West Virginia October 27, 2009.
Credit: Reuters/Ayesha Rascoe
EPA expected to tighten curbs on new power plant pollution
September 20, 2013 - 7:51am