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October 13, 2016
Activists are seen attempting to cut chains after trespassing into a valve station for pipelines carrying crude from Canadian oils sands into the U.S. markets near Clearbrook, Minnesota, in this image released on October 16.   Courtesy Climate Direct Action/Handout via REUTERS
Daring U.S. pipeline sabotage spawned by lobster boat coal protest
October 13, 2016 - 4:10pm
September 21, 2016
Minnesota and Xcel Energy officials announce on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, that a third of the state Capitol complex will get electricity from rural Minnesota solar and wind farms. From left are Administration Commissioner Matt Massman, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Excel President Chris Clark. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)
State to buy rural Minnesota renewable energy for Capitol complex
September 21, 2016 - 7:17pm
August 24, 2016
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Tanks located at the Willmar Wastewater Treatment Plant are shown Wednesday. A committee of the Willmar City Council heard a proposal this week for construction of a waste bioconversion facility at or near the plant.
Willmar committee hears proposal to convert waste to energy
August 24, 2016 - 7:21pm
July 28, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
July 28, 2016 - 12:00am
July 27, 2016
A Willmar Municipal Utilities worker in this October 2015 photo operates a front-end loader on the utilities' coal pile to make room for receiving more. Willmar Municipal Utilities is trying to stockpile coal for this winter, but railroad deliveries are lagging. (Tribune file photo)
Willmar Municipal Utilities struggles to stockpile coal
July 27, 2016 - 11:50pm
May 13, 2016
Six states along rejected Keystone pipeline file briefs in support of lawsuit
May 13, 2016 - 5:30am
April 19, 2016
New energy park to be constructed in Shakopee
April 19, 2016 - 8:13am
April 2, 2016
Tank cars line up Feb. 15 in the Willmar rail yard. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)
State to railroads: Time to focus on safety standards
April 2, 2016 - 10:51am
February 16, 2016
Dayton joins 17 governors in backing clean power
February 16, 2016 - 10:52pm
February 9, 2016
Geronimo Energy is proposing to build a community solar garden on approximately 25 acres in Montevideo. The garden would consist of panels less than 15-feet high, as is shown in this photo of the company’s St John’s solar garden. (SUBMITTED)
Montevideo declines to sell 20 acres to Geronimo Energy
February 9, 2016 - 10:54pm
Letter: Unlock the potential of clean energy
February 9, 2016 - 3:00am
January 26, 2016
Willmar Municipal Utilities reports 99.986 percent reliability for 2015
January 26, 2016 - 11:06pm
December 18, 2015
Committee discusses options for developing renewable energy in Kandiyohi County
December 18, 2015 - 12:08am
September 9, 2015
Lawsuit challenges Enbridge pipelines
September 9, 2015 - 10:30pm
September 3, 2015
Legislation reduces chance for home-owned solar
September 3, 2015 - 4:58am