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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
March 7, 2018
Minnesota Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative have proposed a $700 million natural gas power plant, Nemadji Trail Energy Center, which would be located near the Calumet refinery in Superior, Wis., and provide up to 550 megawatts of power. (Courtesy Minnesota Power)
Large power users have own idea to meet future power needs in Minnesota
March 7, 2018 - 6:06pm
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
October 18, 2017
More than 400 people attended two public meetings at Bemidji’s Sanford Center regarding Enbridge Energy's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project in Minnesota on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service
More than 400 gather to offer views on replacing Enbridge pipeline in northern Minn.
October 18, 2017 - 9:03am
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
February 11, 2015
TRIBUNE / Tom Cherveny
Tenya Rytel, from left, with Geronimo Energy’s Aurora Solar Project, discusses the proposed site near Montevideo with Gary Johnson, a member of the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners, and David Craigmile, of rural Dawson. They attended a hearing hosted Tuesday evening by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
Proposed solar project finds support in Montevideo
February 11, 2015 - 11:39pm