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Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
Former Willmar teacher charged for allegedly striking student
On national stage, Franken highlights diversity in Willmar
NLS opens bids for $20.6M construction project
Minnesota family rescues bald eagle tangled in rope
Freeman's four hits, five RBIs fuel Braves' 9-7 win
Towns embracing Minnesota as home
Peterson helping teammates set sights on Super Bowl
Stingers can't catch Express
NFL Notebook: Gordon reinstated, then suffers injury
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Anita "Ricky" Hoyt
Harvey Lee Peterson
Harry E. Lindbloom
Audrey O. Forkrud
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
Sheriff's office investigating Zorbaz robbery as false report
May 12, 2014
Cost-of-service study would assist Willmar Utilities in setting rates
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities will undertake a study to ensure that rates paid by residential, commercial and industrial customers accurately reflect the cost of providing electric and water services. The $30,000 study by Dave Berg Consulting of Minneapolis was recommended...
May 12, 2014 - 11:28pm
April 28, 2014
Bracket repairs pending on Willmar turbine missing nosecone
WILLMAR — Willmar Municipal Utilities is awaiting repairs to brackets on one of the utility’s two wind turbines before the turbine, which...
April 28, 2014 - 11:33pm
April 19, 2014
Federal judge strikes down Minn. rules on out-of-state power plants
ST. PAUL — A federal judge has blocked restrictions set by the state of Minnesota that tried to limit businesses in North Dakota and other states from building coal-fired power plants and selling the electricity in Minnesota. The ruling issued Friday found that Minnesota’s Next...
April 19, 2014 - 7:00am
March 24, 2014
Looking for savings in the turkey barn
WILLMAR –– Turkey farmers looking for ways to trim expenses learned about potential savings by using LED lights in their barns during a recent...
March 24, 2014 - 11:18pm
March 20, 2014
Propane supplies likely to remain tight for years to come
MONTEVIDEO — If you rely on propane, put your thoughts of spring away and start concentrating on this coming fall and winter. Planning ahead...
March 20, 2014 - 11:08pm
March 18, 2014
With new discharge system, Bushmills Ethanol expects to shrink its water usage
ATWATER — Bushmills Ethanol is helping lower the bar, and in this case that’s a very good thing. The Atwater plant has joined the growing...
March 18, 2014 - 6:00am
February 24, 2014
Small Nebraska agency might further complicate Keystone fight
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A small Nebraska state commission that has never considered a major oil pipeline route could soon play a pivotal role in deciding the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline, a project brimming with political risk for both the U.S. and Canadian governments.
February 24, 2014 - 9:00am
GE to spend another $10 billion on energy research by 2020
(Reuters) - General Electric Co plans to intensify research focusing on complex energy projects such as waterless fracking and gas turbine efficiency by earmarking an additional $10 billion through 2020 for its "ecoimagination" budget.
February 24, 2014 - 8:00am
February 12, 2014
Winter exposes weakness in U.S. natural gas supply network
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Freezing temperatures are hampering U.S. natural gas deliveries this winter despite ample production of the heating fuel,...
February 12, 2014 - 7:54am
January 27, 2014
Xcel Energy says natural gas shortage could ease by tonight
FARGO, N.D. — Xcel Energy expects the shortage of natural gas cause caused by a pipeline explosion to ease as early as tonight. The picture should clarify by this afternoon, but as of Sunday night Xcel expected the shortage to ease by tonight, when one of three affected pipelines...
January 27, 2014 - 1:00am
December 24, 2013
Fagen Inc. is partner in wind project planned in S.D.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Basin Electric signed a power purchase agreement on Dec. 20 associated with the development of a new wind project to be developed in South Dakota, the Bismarck, N.D.-based electric transmission and generation cooperative announced on Monday. The project is co-owned...
December 24, 2013 - 5:26am
November 19, 2013
Xcel Energy contacting customers about errors on electric bills
MINNEAPOLIS — Xcel Energy is notifying approximately 16,000 customers in Minnesota and South Dakota that some information about their accounts inadvertently was printed on another customer’s bill. The company is also changing the affected residential customer’s account numbers...
November 19, 2013 - 3:15pm
November 17, 2013
An energetic YES!
November 17, 2013 - 11:26pm
November 13, 2013
ACGC YES team planning to host day-long energy expo for community
GROVE CITY — For the last six years Jasmine Nieto has thrown her heart and soul into learning about and promoting energy conservation and recycling. Since...
November 13, 2013 - 11:43pm
November 2, 2013
Propane supplies tight as harvest-related demand grows
MURDOCK — Transport trucks are traveling as far as Kansas and Nebraska and waiting as long as 10 to 15 hours at terminals to fetch propane needed to dry corn being harvested in west central Minnesota this year. Propane distributors in the region are struggling to keep pace with...
November 2, 2013 - 3:46am