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Protesters begin their Petition March to Xcel Energy. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Protesters begin their Petition March to Xcel Energy. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Clean Air Advocates Hold Rally at Xcel Energy [AUDIO & PHOTOS]

Clean air supporters joined forces today (Tuesday) in support of the Minnesota Beyond Coal Day of Action.

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Xcel Energy Wants Several More Years of Rate Hikes

Xcel Energy says it will ask state regulators to spread a large rate increase in 2014 over several years - a strategy it calls "rate smoothing."

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Xcel Energy’s Sherco Unit 3 Returned To Service

Unit 3 at Xcel Energy's Sherco Generating Station in Becker is up and running again, after nearly two years of being off-line. The failure of Unit 3 happened on November 19th, 2011 during turbine testing as it was being returned to service following a maintenance outage.

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Xcel Wins Approval For 4 Wind Farms

Xcel Energy has approval from Minnesota regulators to build four wind farms in the Upper Midwest.

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Xcel Energy Says 194 St. Cloud Customers Without Power

Xcel Energy is reporting power outages to 194 customers in the St. Cloud area.

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Sierra Club Pressuring Xcel Energy To Retire Sherco Units 1 and 2 [AUDIO]

The Sierra Club's "Beyond Coal Campaign" held an event this (Monday) morning outside the Xcel Energy office in St. Cloud. Spokesman Brian Anderson says they've been collecting signatures from residents demanding Xcel retire the Sherco coal-burning power plant in Becker.

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Xcel Invests in Wind Turbines for Landowners

Xcel Energy is giving a financial boost to a first-of-its-kind Minnesota project that aims to install small wind turbines on private land to produce energy for farms, businesses and rural homes.

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Xcel Adding 3 Wind Farms In Minn., ND

Xcel Energy says it plans to make a significant investment in wind power.

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Upgrade Of Nuclear Plant $267 Million Over Budget

A driving force behind Xcel Energy's request for a rate hike is improvements at Minnesota's oldest nuclear power plant which have run $267 million over budget. Workers replaced aging pumps and other equipment at Xcel's Monticello plant during a four-month shutdown.

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Xcel Energy Plans to Keep Burning Coal At Sherco

Xcel Energy says it plans to keep burning coal in the two oldest units at its Sherburne County power plant in Becker in central Minnesota. In a report to regulators, Xcel says sticking with coal is the smartest course, rather than switching to natural gas, at least until the future of environmental regulations becomes clearer.

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