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Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shootings
Burglars swipe $30K in tools from Minnesota school’s auto shop, principal's car
Great Indoors: Basketball-themed cake adds fun to Final Four
'Housing first' solution helping homeless fight addiction, health issues
Reps. Cramer, Peterson appear split on Obamacare replacement
Injured Lavine, his upbeat attitude still part of Timberwolves
Minnesota-born Lundquist chose broadcasting over the ministry 50-plus years ago
Bluejays ready to roll
Phil Hughes recalls visiting pitching guru Tom House
Hanzal's first Wild goal part of memorable family reunion
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'Beauty and the Beast' smashes records with towering $170 million debut
'The Big Bang Theory' spinoff 'Young Sheldon' officially ordered at CBS
'Dogs!' Children's musical opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar High School band and choir concerts rescheduled
Pirrotta Park: Spicer to rename downtown park
Volunteer training for AIS detection to begin in April
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Port: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton calls criticism over #NoDAPL protests response “inaccurate and offensive”
American wines are gaining in popularity
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November 29, 2016
Officials review security of Willmar power plant after intruder incident
WILLMAR — A recent intruder at the Willmar Power Plant has utilities staff and commissioners looking closely at plant security. Jon Folkedahl,...
November 29, 2016 - 9:35pm
November 15, 2016
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
MEDORA, N.D. — Billings County Commissioners rejected the application for a 114-turbine wind farm on Tuesday. Orion Renewable Energy Group...
November 15, 2016 - 7:50pm
October 25, 2016
Leak reported at nuclear reactor in Norway
OSLO, Norway—A leak at a small nuclear reactor in Norway has been contained, with no injuries sustained and no expected environmental damage outside the facility, the reactor's operator and the country's Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) said on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The leak...
October 25, 2016 - 3:51pm
October 13, 2016
Daring U.S. pipeline sabotage spawned by lobster boat coal protest
CALGARY, Alberta/NEW YORK—Pipeline sabotage by environmental activists that shook the North American energy industry this week had its...
October 13, 2016 - 4:10pm
September 21, 2016
State to buy rural Minnesota renewable energy for Capitol complex
ST. PAUL—Rural Minnesota wind and solar farms likely will provide a third of the electricity for the state's 23-building Capitol complex...
September 21, 2016 - 7:17pm
August 24, 2016
Willmar committee hears proposal to convert waste to energy
WILLMAR—Waste not, want not is the way the saying goes, and if Energy & Organic Systems LLC is able to get its project off the ground,...
August 24, 2016 - 7:21pm
July 28, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
WILLMAR—Like a squirrel and its winter stores, Willmar Municipal Utilities is starting to build a stockpile of coal, so it is ready when the winter winds blow. However, transportation lags are causing some concerns.
July 28, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
WILLMAR -- Like a squirrel and its winter stores, Willmar Municipal Utilities is starting to build a stockpile of coal, so it is ready when the...
July 27, 2016 - 11:50pm
May 13, 2016
Six states along rejected Keystone pipeline file briefs in support of lawsuit
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana and five other states say President Barack Obama overstepped his power by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline, whose developers are now suing four presidential cabinet members. The states along the pipeline’s route filed a friend-of-the-court brief this...
May 13, 2016 - 5:30am
April 19, 2016
New energy park to be constructed in Shakopee
SHAKOPEE — The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency has begun construction on a new 46-megawatt distributed generation power facility near Canterbury Park in Shakopee. The natural gas-fueled facility will add electric generation capacity to the 12 communities and utilities, including...
April 19, 2016 - 8:13am
April 2, 2016
State to railroads: Time to focus on safety standards
ST. PAUL — Warning bells figuratively clanged Friday when a Minnesota state Senate committee held its first hearing on new legislation to force...
April 2, 2016 - 10:51am
February 16, 2016
Dayton joins 17 governors in backing clean power
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was one of 17 governors across the U.S. Tuesday who pledged their support for an energy future that curbs greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. The governors vowed to move their states forward toward reducing fossil fuels, such as coal and...
February 16, 2016 - 10:52pm
February 9, 2016
Montevideo declines to sell 20 acres to Geronimo Energy
MONTEVIDEO — City Council members in Montevideo objected to the location for a solar farm proposed by Geronimo Energy, of Edina, due to its...
February 9, 2016 - 10:54pm
Letter: Unlock the potential of clean energy
Unlock the potential of clean energy It’s very exciting to see utility leaders in our community continuing to warm to the idea of wind and solar energy. Willmar has been a pioneer in clean sources of energy since the bold windmill project in 2008. While these turbines have had their...
February 9, 2016 - 3:00am
January 26, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities reports 99.986 percent reliability for 2015
WILLMAR — When a Willmar resident flipped a light switch in 2015, 99.986 percent of the time the lights came on, according to the 2015 Annual Reliability Performance report presented at Monday’s Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission meeting. The WMU’s goal is to be reliable...
January 26, 2016 - 11:06pm