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Natural Gas Burn Offs Conducted in North St. Cloud

Xcel Energy is conducting controlled natural gas burn offs in St. Cloud for the next few days.

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Northern Metal & Recycling to Build New Facility in Becker

One of the largest metal recycling companies in the Midwest is relocating from its Minneapolis location to the city of Becker.

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Governor Signs Becker Natural Gas Plant Bill

Governor Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday morning that will allow Xcel Energy to build an $800 million natural gas plant in Becker. Xcel Energy Spokesman Randy Fordice says preliminary work will be getting underway soon, but it will be years before it's up and running.

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UPDATE: Power Outage Continues in St. Cloud Area

Xcel Energy crews are working to assess damage and restore power to thousands of customers in the St. Cloud area Friday afternoon.

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Regulators Approve Xcel Plans To Retire Coal-Fired Units

State utility regulators have approved Xcel Energy's plans to retire two of the three units at Minnesota's largest power plant. The shutdown of coal-fired generators at Xcel's Sherco facility in Becker by 2026 will eliminate the state's largest emitter of greenhouse gases.

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Xcel Energy Switching To Energy Efficient LED Lights In St. Cloud

You'll notice some Xcel Energy crews in St. Cloud over the next few weeks. They're in the process of switching out their streetlights to more energy efficient LED bulbs.

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Xcel Energy and St. Cloud to Hold Emergency Response Exercise

A training exercise will mean plenty of sirens, police and fire responders in north St. Cloud tomorrow (Tuesday). But, officials want you to know it's only a training exercise and there is no danger to the public.

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Helicopter Used to Repair Damaged Power Lines [VIDEO]

A helicopter is being used to repair 8-miles of high voltage transmission lines damaged by severe storms July 5 near Rogers.

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Xcel Energy: Advice To Stay Cool Without Breaking The Bank

The heatwave we're in will have your air conditioner working overtime over the next several days. Xcel Energy has some advice to help you find relief, without breaking the bank.

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Some 38,000 Xcel Energy Customers Remain Without Power

Xcel Energy says thousands of customers from St. Cloud through the Twin Cities into western Wisconsin remain without power.

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