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May 30, 2017
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Willmar Municipal Utilities recognized
May 30, 2017 - 5:34am
April 29, 2017
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Xcel Energy is seeking to acquire the Benson Power plant and close it.
Benson could lose biomass power plant: Xcel seeks to purchase, close plant
April 29, 2017 - 5:58am
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
February 22, 2017
Brandi Jewett / Forum News Service file

Drone pilot Andrew Schill flies a newly unveiled airframe during the UAS Summit and Expo on Aug. 24, 2016, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy will partner with the Federal Aviation Administration to research inspecting electric grids using unmanned aircraft.
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
February 22, 2017 - 12:04am
February 21, 2017
An airplane flies over a drone during the Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York January 1, 2015. REUTERS file photo
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
February 21, 2017 - 2:32pm
December 14, 2016
Renewable energy sources, which include wind, solar and hydroelectric, account for 22 percent of Willmar’s power load.  Wind turbines produce just a small portion of that.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Nearly a quarter of Willmar's power is renewable
December 14, 2016 - 7:00am
November 18, 2016
City of Willmar Public Works employees cut branches off a tree that fell around 10 a.m. Friday on the northeast corner of the intersection of Trott Avenue and Ninth Avenue Southwest. Thousands in the region are without power this morning. Winds have whipped power lines together causing outages, and downed tree branches also have caused outages.

Briana Sanchez / Tribune
Thousands without power in west central Minn.
November 18, 2016 - 12:16pm
April 19, 2016
New energy park to be constructed in Shakopee
April 19, 2016 - 8:13am
December 16, 2015
The 2016 budget approved by the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission has no increases in electric, water and district heating rates. (METRO CREATIVE GRAPHICS)
No increases in electric, heat or water for Willmar utility customers
December 16, 2015 - 10:16pm
May 31, 2015
Xcel Energy to check lines via helicopter inspection
May 31, 2015 - 11:51pm
May 29, 2015
Multi-site solar plan gets Minnesota PUC approval
May 29, 2015 - 11:25pm
The Willmar Municipal Utilities wind turbine that lost its nosecone in April undergoes repairs Tuesday in Willmar. The turbine is expected to be operational by week’s end. (Tribune photo by Kyle Rozendaal)
Willmar wind turbine idled since April expected to be turning by week’s end
July 29, 2014 - 11:09pm
June 22, 2014
Milan man proposes wind turbines to power Willmar wastewater plant
June 22, 2014 - 11:07pm
June 16, 2014
Willmar Municipal Utilities promotes Smith
June 16, 2014 - 11:39pm
Great River Energy elects Spicer man to board
June 16, 2014 - 11:38pm
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