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Search officials outraged after St. Croix yacht 'missing man' didn't tell authorities he was safe
Trump administration to review dozens of U.S. national monuments
Outgoing Minn. GOP chair says deputy unfit to replace him
St. Paul to settle ex-paramedic's lawsuit
Thai man broadcasts baby daughter's murder live on Facebook, kills self
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Golfers get relief from armchair judges watching video
Disney announces official release date for 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
'Flip or Flop' stars returning for multiple episodes of HGTV show amid divorce
Elton John recovering from 'potentially deadly' bacterial infection
Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in his car
Adam Sandler to make rare appearance in Minnesota
Intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children
Younger hot flashes may signal heart risk later
Focus 2017: Spotlight on Public Service
'Kitchen Witches': Comedy opens tonight at The Barn in Willmar
Willmar chain of lakes focus of Wednesday's public meeting
Iris M. Hanson-Cain
Dennis R. Erdman
Donna D. deCathelineau
Douglas E. Anderson
Minnesota Opinion: Now is not the time to sit out, play politics
George Will: The 'Oh, never mind' president
Susan Estrich: The Amazon 1-Star System
Letter: U of M proud of local partnerships
Swift: Taxes must be particularly taxing
Jen Wetterling- Martin Bridal Shower
April 19, 2017
Minnesota wind power expands
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who like neat hair may not like it, but the state blessed with strong winds is saving money by using it to create...
April 19, 2017 - 5:52pm
February 28, 2017
Dayton signs bill allowing Xcel to switch coal plant to natural gas
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a measure allowing Xcel Energy to convert a coal-fired power plant to natural gas. In...
February 28, 2017 - 5:39pm
February 22, 2017
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — A regional electricity provider will work with the Federal Aviation Administration to help form policies for inspecting...
February 22, 2017 - 12:04am
February 21, 2017
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
GRAND FORKS — A regional electricity provider will work with the Federal Aviation Administration to help form policies for inspecting...
February 21, 2017 - 2:32pm
December 3, 2016
Records published Dec. 3
This is the records summary for Dec. 3. Teen arrested on drug charges after fight reported WILLMAR — A 19-year-old Willmar man was arrested...
December 3, 2016 - 5:06am
November 19, 2016
Hundreds still without power in western Minnesota
One day after a strong snowstorm knocked out power for over 8,000 people, at least 600 are still without power in western Minnesota. The affected...
November 19, 2016 - 2:56pm
June 7, 2016
Crash into power pole causes outage for 30
SPICER—Thirty-one Xcel Energy customers in the Spicer area were left without power for nearly five hours Monday after a West Central Sanitation truck crashed into a high-voltage power pole, brought down the power lines and caught fire. It happened just after 4 p.m. in the 6700...
June 7, 2016 - 6:45pm
September 28, 2015
New London to host clean energy session
NEW LONDON — Power customers can learn about opportunities to save money on their energy bills, support clean energy and launch clean energy projects during a free event from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the New London Little Theatre. Representatives of Kandiyohi Power, Willmar Municipal...
September 28, 2015 - 11:16pm
February 11, 2015
Proposed solar project finds support in Montevideo
MONTEVIDEO — Hearings on where to site a new power plant are usually contentious affairs, but not this one. But then, this is not your typical...
February 11, 2015 - 11:39pm
February 10, 2015
Ice, winds knock out power in Clara City, Raymond, Prinsburg and Blomkest area
CLARA CITY – Ice and windy conditions are blamed for a power outage that affected customers in the Xcel Energy service territory including Clara City, Raymond, Prinsburg and Blomkest on Tuesday morning. The outage affected 905 customers in the area, from 7:16 to 10:17 a.m., according...
February 10, 2015 - 3:18pm
July 7, 2014
Renville County Sheriff warns of telephone scam
OLIVIA — The Renville County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of telephone scam activity. The Sheriff’s Office described in a news release what happens in the “Excel Energy” scam: A caller identifies himself or herself as a representative of Xcel Energy attempting...
July 7, 2014 - 9:52pm
January 27, 2014
Xcel, Great Plains Natural Gas customers in Minn. can return to normal settings
FARGO – Customers of Xcel Energy and Great Plains Natural Gas in North Dakota and Minnesota are no longer being asked to reduce their natural gas usage, the companies said Monday. Over the weekend, a Canadian pipeline explosion south of Winnipeg prompted both companies to request...
January 27, 2014 - 12:24pm
January 14, 2014
Xcel Energy ends outage at Prairie Island nuclear plant
RED WING, Minn. -- The Prairie Island nuclear plant returned to full power at 2 a.m. Monday, wrapping up a project that brought hundreds of extra employees to the area. Two new steam generators were installed during a refueling and maintenance outage that began Sept. 21,...
January 14, 2014 - 10:00am
December 7, 2012
Minnesota Falls dam may be demolished before the start of the new year
MINNESOTA FALLS — One of the state’s largest dam removal projects in recent years is about to unfold: The Minnesota Falls dam could come...
December 7, 2012 - 10:48pm