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Xcel CEO says wind is now cheaper than natural gas, plans for more wind farms

Minnesota and the wider Midwest is likely to be a hotspot for wind power in the coming decades, after Xcel Energy’s CEO said it is becoming a cheaper source of energy than natural gas. In...

October 24, 2015

War on the Range: Mining giants clash over new taconite plant

A battle of the titans is brewing on Minnesota’s Iron Range, between two of the biggest players in the mining industry. One one side is Essar Steel, which is in the process of building a new ...

October 18, 2015

Xcel Energy wants to make the switch to LED streetlights

If switching to LED light bulbs saves homeowners money on their utility bills, why not try it with streetlights, too? Xcel Energy is making that suggestion. The utility company is asking the...

October 15, 2015

3 oil trains in 6 innings? Rail line's shift of oil traffic into Twin Cities has critics

More North Dakota crude is rolling into Minneapolis from the west. And the temporary change in oil train routes has some in the city worried more people would be in harm’s way if there’...

October 07, 2015

Xcel to shut down 2 units at Minnesota's biggest power plant by 2026

Xcel Energy has announced it will shut down two out of three units at its Sherco coal-fired power station, Minnesota’s largest power plant, by 2026. As part of an energy strategy filed with...

October 02, 2015

How Cargill Became America's Largest Privately Held Business

A company 150 years in the making.

September 30, 2015


Local Kickstarter Launches For World’s First Portable Wind Turbine

The clean energy project by a brother duo out of Clarkfield raised more than 60 percent of its funding in less than 24 hours.

September 21, 2015

Gas is under $2 a gallon in Sioux Falls – and MN isn't far behind

If you can’t believe how cheap gas is getting in Minnesota, wait until you get a load of what’s across the border in Sioux Falls. Drivers in the South Dakota city can now fill up for...

September 17, 2015

From farm to fork: General Mills' 'ambitious' plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions

General Mills plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent over the next 10 years. The Golden Valley-based company announced its strategy Monday to reduce emissions across all its...

August 31, 2015

Guest Commentary: Reduce Wasted Energy And Support Renewables

Reducing energy waste is one of the best investments a business can make.

August 26, 2015

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