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January 30, 2018
Co-op to purchase Kandiyohi municipal power system
January 30, 2018 - 6:53am
January 3, 2018
Kentucky Utilities’ coal-fired generating plant in Ghent, Ky., April 18, 2014. Corporate demand for electricity from renewable sources to meet clean-energy goals is leading utilities to cut the use of coal, even in coal country. (Luke Sharrett/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
America's power grid shows signs of strain amid deep freeze
January 3, 2018 - 3:45pm
November 24, 2017
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What your Christmas lights will do to your electricity bill
November 24, 2017 - 2:53pm
 Neighbors share power from a generator using extension cords in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, Oct. 5, 2017. Weeks after Hurricane Maria, packing winds of up to 155 miles an hour, knocked out power to the entire island, 80 percent of Puerto Rico still does not have power. (Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
Small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico's biggest contract to get the power back on
October 24, 2017 - 11:01am
September 13, 2017
Tribune file / The Palmer Creek's Wind Farm will likely be erected in Chippewa County in 2018. It will include 18 turbines with a capacity to produce 44.6 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power approximately 13,000 homes.
Chippewa County wind farm likely to go up in early 2018
September 13, 2017 - 7:02am
May 30, 2017
Willmar Municipal Utilities photo
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
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