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Clean Air Suit Targets Sherco Power Plant

Clean air advocates are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, seeking an order to require the EPA to mandate that Xcel Energy install the best available technology to reduce emissions at Minnesota's biggest power plant.

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Stearns County to be Evacuation Site for Monticello Nuclear Plant

Stearns County has agreed to be a location for evacuees in the event of a nuclear accident in Monticello.

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Xcel Requests Minnesota Electric Rate Hike

Xcel Energy is asking Minnesota regulators for a 10.7 percent increase in electric rates. The Minneapolis-based utility says it needs $285 million in extra revenue to pay for investments in nuclear power plants and a stronger grid.

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Xcel Energy: Sherco Plant Back to Full Power Next Year [AUDIO,PHOTOS]

It's been nearly a year since one of the three coal fired units at the Sherco Power Plant in Becker failed, and went off-line. Today (Tuesday) Xcel Energy officials gave a tour of the plant, and an update on their progress in getting it back up and running.

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Xcel Energy Down 2 Minnesota Nuclear Reactors

Xcel Energy Inc. has shut down two of Minnesota's three nuclear reactors. The Monticello plant had been operating at 10-percent power since the weekend, and operators shut down Prairie Island's Unit 1 plant Tuesday.

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Xcel Inspecting Transmission Lines by Air

Xcel Energy will be inspecting their transmission lines by helicopter again. The inspections in Minnesota and the eastern Dakotas start today (Monday) and should take about six weeks.

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Lower your Electric Bill During Our Heatwave

Our air conditioners will be working overtime this week, trying to keep us cool. We have some tips for you to help keep your electric bill down. Xcel Energy says there are things you can do, to lower your electric use this week.

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Power Outage in Sartell, Sauk Rapids

About 1,350 Xcel Energy customers are without power this (Tuesday) morning. The power went out at 8:15 a.m.

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Xcel Electric Rates to Rise 5.5 Percent Over 3 Years

Xcel Energy has reached a deal with regulators, consumer advocates and businesses for a $114 million increase in electricity rates over three years.

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Xcel Energy Gets OK for Smaller Electric Rate Hike

Minnesota regulators have approved an electric rate increase that's less than half of what Xcel Energy originally sought. On a 4-0 vote, the state Utilities Commission Thursday approved a 2.7% rate increase for Xcel Energy's electricity customers in Minnesota.

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