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At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm
Federal judge extends order blocking Trump's travel ban from six Muslim countries
Thieves illegally cutting birch saplings in Minnesota and Wisconsin woods
Republicans want to delay, change vegetative buffers around Minnesota waters; Dayton says no way
$542 million plan emerges to help 4 percent of Minnesotans in individual health insurance market
UPDATE: UND cuts women's hockey, men's and women's swimming
Eriksson Ek showing signs of improvement for Wild
Rule 5 pick Haley makes Twins roster
When Bridgewater is cleared to play, Zimmer wants him in purple
Wild coach says Parise's eye 'looks pretty black and blue' but expects star to return soon
'Trading Spaces' returning to TV
Donald Trump once called actress Emma Thompson for a date
'Wheel of Fortune' unfortunate guess goes viral
'Sesame Street' to welcome muppet character with autism
Kim Kardashian breaks silence on Paris robbery
'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
Play our Basketball Brackets Challenge
Evonne C. Frost
Delores A. Larson
Keith L. Sorenson
Elna Grace Paschka
Parenting Perspectives: Why I worry about what others think of me
Farmers leading progress on buffer requirement
Pinke: Rally around rural communities
Positively Beautiful: Health and wellness trends popping up everywhere
Swift: Hairstyling technique not all it is wrapped up to be
Dave & Vivian Swanson
January 9, 2015
Willmar wind turbine sidelined
WILLMAR — Mechanical issues have sidelined Willmar Municipal Utilities wind turbine No. 4 (south tower). Jon Folkedahl, supervisor of electric production for the utilities, said the turbine was taken out of service Thursday morning due to mechanical issues in the hub. He said...
January 9, 2015 - 11:06pm
December 23, 2014
Lower prices will please propane users
Minnesotans who heat their homes with propane may find the next few months a lot easier on their budgets than last winter, when a tight supply and high demand sent prices surging. Since January, when propane sold for a stratospheric $4.61 a gallon in Minnesota, the price has dropped...
December 23, 2014 - 10:59pm
December 22, 2014
Willmar Utilities Commission to consider rate-hike recommendations
WILLMAR — Members of the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission will meet in January to further discuss a consultant’s recent recommendations for 2015 electricity and water rate increases and possible increases in 2017 and 2018. Utilities officials said the increases are needed...
December 22, 2014 - 10:54pm
December 10, 2014
Energy leaders hope polar vortex stays north
ST. PAUL — Minnesota is one polar vortex away from a winter energy crisis. With a warm-up predicted for coming days, bitter cold may be a memory, but experts say propane and wood for heating and coal for generating electricity could be in short supply if this winter begins to look...
December 10, 2014 - 11:06pm
December 3, 2014
Enbridge paves the way for new pipeline project
CLEARBROOK — Representatives from Canadian oil company Enbridge Energy met with residents in Clearbrook on Wednesday, the first in a series of open houses in December ahead of another planned massive pipeline project across northern Minnesota. The project discussed at the open...
December 3, 2014 - 11:48pm
November 14, 2014
Man pitches solar project to NLS
NEW LONDON — A proposal to use the rooftop of the New London-Spicer elementary school to capture solar energy, which would be used to offset the district’s electric bill, was presented Thursday to the school board. Arvind Auluck-Wilson, from Energy Technology Innovations...
November 14, 2014 - 8:35pm
September 26, 2014
Go renewable the right way: Granite Falls homeowner to open doors to showcase renewable energy
GRANITE FALLS — Ginger Homme turned to renewable energy to power and heat her new home for all the right reasons. She wanted to do what’s...
September 26, 2014 - 11:23pm
July 13, 2014
Renewable fuels group blasts big oil
ST. PAUL — The Renewable Fuels Association says major oil companies strong-arm retailers that sell gasoline under their brand names to avoid using any more plant-based ethanol than legally necessary.
July 13, 2014 - 11:26pm
June 16, 2014
Great River Energy elects Spicer man to board
MAPLE GROVE — Dale Anderson of Kandiyohi Power Cooperative of Spicer was one of 24 people elected to the Great River Energy’s board of directors during the annual meeting June 4 at the company’s headquarters in Maple Grove. Also during the annual meeting, Great River Energy...
June 16, 2014 - 11:38pm
June 9, 2014
Willmar Utilities Commission OKs becoming a transmission owner
By David Little email@example.com WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission voted Monday to become an owner in the region’s electrical transmission grid. The commission’s action will lead to Willmar becoming an owner in Midcontinent Independent System Operator....
June 9, 2014 - 11:04pm