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March 23, 2018
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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
Benson supports power plant closing, says biomass never fulfilled promise
February 23, 2018 - 6:39am
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
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Stores line the street of downtown Benson. The loss of the power plant's 45 jobs will represent a significant loss to the city of Benson, according to a recent study by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, although the study did not look at the ripple effects to businesses in the community. The city is hopeful for new economic development to fully replace the jobs and tax base lost.
Benson aims to replace loss with new industry
February 17, 2018 - 5:15am
January 19, 2018
Planned electric outage today to affect Benson CNH Case
January 19, 2018 - 4:10am
December 12, 2017
OSHA, police investigating death at power plant in central Minn.
December 12, 2017 - 9:23pm
December 8, 2017
File Photo / Tribune
An individual reportedly died after a fall at the Benson Power Plant on Wednesday.
Individual dies after fall at Benson Power
December 8, 2017 - 11:54am
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 29, 2017
Tom Larson / Tribune 

Xcel Energy is seeking to acquire the Benson Power plant and close it.
Benson could lose biomass power plant: Xcel seeks to purchase, close plant
April 29, 2017 - 5:58am
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