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Xcel: Lower your Electric Bill During Heatwaves

With summer in full swing: temperatures are on the rise, with that comes higher bills for Xcel Energy customers.

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Xcel Energy Restores Power to Minnesota, Wisconsin Customers

Xcel Energy crews have restored power to nearly all of the utility's customers in Minnesota and Wisconsin who lost electricity after a line of thunderstorms moved through.

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Chrissy Gaetke, WJON
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Steel Manufacturer Celebrates Switching to Solar Power With “Flip the Switch” Event [VIDEO]

Solar power is gaining traction in Minnesota and Louis Industries is leading the way. The family owned steel manufacturing plant hosted its Flip the Switch event this (Thursday) afternoon to celebrate activating its new solar arrays.

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NRC says Xcel Energy Agrees to Corrective Measures at Plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says Xcel Energy has agreed to take corrective measures to address the improper testing of welds on six spent fuel canisters at the Monticello nuclear plant.

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1 of 2 Reactors at Prairie Island Nuclear Plant Shuts Down

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says one of the two reactors at Xcel Energy's Prairie Island nuclear plant shut down automatically after a problem developed in the unit's turbine.

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Rule Keeps Heat From Being Shut Off During Cold Weather Months

The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule starts today (Wedneday) and Xcel Energy is taking steps to ensure people who have trouble paying their energy bills get the help they need.

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Power Out For About 75 Homes in Southeast St. Cloud

About 75 homes are without power in Southeast St. Cloud this morning, according to the Xcel Energy website.

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Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Becker Mayor: Sherco Announcement a ‘Staggering Blow’

We told you on Friday that Xcel Energy is planning on shutting down two of the three coal-fired units at the Sherco power plant in Becker. They'll be retired in 2023 and 2026. Becker Mayor Lefty Kleis says the job losses will hurt the community.

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Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
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Xcel Energy Plans to Retire 2 of 3 Coal-Fired Sherco Units

Xcel Energy has announced a plan to retire two of the three units at Minnesota's largest power plant, its Sherco facility in Becker. The Minneapolis-based utility says it's part of a strategy to cut its carbon emissions 60 percent by 2030.

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The Digitel Myrtle Beach, Flickr
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Gas Burn Off To Close St. Cloud Street

A St. Cloud road will be temporarily closed Wednesday as Xcel Energy conducts a natural gas burn off.

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