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August 13, 2018
Xcel ordered to refund consumers because of tax cut
August 13, 2018 - 2:31pm
July 12, 2018
These turbines are part of the Xcel Energy Courtenay Wind Farm in south-central North Dakota. John M. Steiner / Forum News Service
Xcel wins approval for another major wind farm project
July 12, 2018 - 5:21pm
March 23, 2018
Tribune file photo

The Public Utilities Commission denied petitions by suppliers – including turkey growers, loggers, timber producers and truckers – asking it to reconsider decisions allowing Xcel Energy to purchase and close the Benson Power biomass plant.
PUC denies suppliers' petitions seeking to stop closure of Benson Power
March 23, 2018 - 5:29am
February 17, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
A truck drives through the delivery entrance at Benson Power Friday morning. Truckers hauling turkey litter and wood pulp to the plant will lose $24.1 million a year in sales with the plant closing, according to a recent study by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Benson Power closing costly, and under challenge
February 17, 2018 - 5:32am
January 2, 2018
Tom Cherveny/ Tribune
Workers are completing work on the Taurus Community Solar Garden project on the east side of Montevideo. It consists of three, co-located one megawatt solar plants. Its one of three solar garden projects undertaken in Chippewa County this past year by Geronimo Energy for the Excel Energy's Solar Rewards Community Program.
Chippewa County is solar industry's latest frontier
January 2, 2018 - 3:17pm
October 3, 2017
Xcel Energy / Special to The Forum
Xcel Energy proposes legal separation for ND operations
October 3, 2017 - 3:23pm
June 13, 2017
File Photo / Tribune The power is on in Atwater and Grove City.
Updated: Power is on in Atwater and Grove City
June 13, 2017 - 2:28pm
June 12, 2017
Briana Sanchez / Tribune

Matt Blumhoefer, left, and Rori Stafford, right, work on a car part by flashlight and sunlight Monday, June 12, at Blake's Auto Repair in Atwater. Blake's was one of the businesses in Atwater that lost power early Sunday because of the severe weather. Blake Schroeder, owner, said they were still open but they were only working on projects they could do without power. The garage doors were both open at the shop so Blumhoefer and Stafford could get some work done without light.
Power back on for many after storm, Atwater still without power
June 12, 2017 - 5:14pm
June 1, 2017
Tom Larson / Tribune file photo

Xcel Energy expects the Benson Power plant will be closed sometime in 2018.
Benson Power to close
June 1, 2017 - 6:43am
April 19, 2017
Wind turbines generating electricity
Minnesota wind power expands
April 19, 2017 - 5:52pm
February 28, 2017
Dayton signs bill allowing Xcel to switch coal plant to natural gas
February 28, 2017 - 5:39pm
February 22, 2017
Brandi Jewett / Forum News Service file

Drone pilot Andrew Schill flies a newly unveiled airframe during the UAS Summit and Expo on Aug. 24, 2016, in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy will partner with the Federal Aviation Administration to research inspecting electric grids using unmanned aircraft.
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
February 22, 2017 - 12:04am
February 21, 2017
An airplane flies over a drone during the Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York January 1, 2015. REUTERS file photo
Xcel, FAA research using drones to inspect electric lines
February 21, 2017 - 2:32pm
December 3, 2016
Records published Dec. 3
December 3, 2016 - 5:06am
November 19, 2016
Tom Cherveny / Tribune
Hundreds still without power in western Minnesota
November 19, 2016 - 2:56pm
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