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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.

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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.

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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
June 9, 2014
Willmar Utilities Commission OKs becoming a transmission owner
June 9, 2014 - 11:04pm
October 23, 2013
Minnesota Power files for new transmission line
October 23, 2013 - 12:25pm
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
August 12, 2013
Ten years after NE blackout, U.S. power grid smarter, sturdier
August 12, 2013 - 7:59am
July 9, 2013
Judge recommends limiting Xcel Energy rate hike
July 9, 2013 - 7:02am
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