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June 28, 2010
Charlie Kirchenwitz, of Dent, uses a chainsaw Sunday as he adds the finishing touches to a wood sculpture during the West Central Power Collectors Show near Blomkest. The annual two-day show, which concluded Sunday, featured a tractor pull, a swap meet, a parade and demonstrations highlighting antique tools. Tribune photo by Ron Adams
Raw power
June 28, 2010 - 12:00am
June 9, 2010
A control issue that occurred May 18 in this substation south of Willmar caused a power outage that impacted the city and other areas of Kandiyohi County. Willmar Municipal Utilities is investigating what caused the outage. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Willmar Municipal Utilities investigates cause of 2-hour power outage last month
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am
May 19, 2010
A control issue Tuesday in the substation south of Willmar, above, caused a power outage that impacted the city and other areas of Kandiyohi County. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Swath of county loses power
May 19, 2010 - 12:00am
January 28, 2010
Power restoration crews make progress in Dakotas
January 28, 2010 - 9:50am
January 14, 2010
Commentary: Some facts about wind power
January 14, 2010 - 12:00am
December 26, 2009
Pioneer ventures taking shape in Milan and Kandiyohi County: Milan SEU
December 26, 2009 - 12:00am
November 25, 2009
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz on Tuesday asked Minnesota legislators to overturn a nuclear power plant construction moratorium. Among those joining him were U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, center, and Harry Melander, Minnesota Building and Construction Trades Council executive secretary. Tribune photo by Don Davis
Walz, Paulsen want to allow new nuclear plants
November 25, 2009 - 12:00am
November 18, 2009
Support for Renville Co. wind energy proposal is on the rise
November 18, 2009 - 12:00am
November 17, 2009
These H-shaped power poles currently carry a 115-kilovolt power line to the Minnesota Falls substation adjacent to the Xcel Energy plant in Granite Falls.The CapX project proposes replacing them with single, steel poles carrying a 345-kV line. The new poles would range from 130 to 175 feet in height, depending on terrain, and the average span between poles would be 1,000 feet. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Residents get up close look at tall project
November 17, 2009 - 12:00am
November 12, 2009
An existing 230-kilovolt power line is shown Wednesday near Granite Falls. The now-defunct Big Stone II project included plans to upgrade transmission capacity on two corridors in the region: a line from the existing Big Stone plant near Milbank, S.D., to Morris and a line from the plant to Canby and from Canby to Granite Falls. Though a second plant will not be built, there remains interest by unnamed parties to preserve the route of the planned upgrades. Tribune photo by Susan Lunneborg
Big Stone power plant plans go down, but will the lines still go up?
November 12, 2009 - 12:00am
November 7, 2009
Letter: Common sense has prevailed
November 7, 2009 - 12:00am
October 29, 2009
A worker with Henkels & McCoy, of Blue Bell, Pa., makes adjustments Wednesday as the three rotor blades on Olivia's newly erected wind turbine are attached. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
New wind turbine has Olivia buzzing
October 29, 2009 - 12:00am
October 8, 2009
Olivia is latest city to embrace wind energy
October 8, 2009 - 12:00am
September 26, 2009
Cindy Forbes cleans her hands between customers Thursday at Cash Wise Foods in Willmar. Customers and employees of the grocery store have access to sanitizer for their hands, grocery carts or other surfaces. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
CDC recommends relaxing rules of sick leave during flu outbreak
September 26, 2009 - 12:00am
September 11, 2009
Otter Tail Power pulls out of Big Stone II project
September 11, 2009 - 4:04pm