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The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is issuing an urgent warning to businesses and consumers about a scam claiming that President Obama will pay their utility bills through a new federal program.
Monday, July, 09, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson renewed her call from three years ago for legislation that would end automatic interim rate hikes by public utilities, putting Minnesota in line with about 18 other states.
Monday, December, 31, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) recently sent letters to representatives of the state’s power utility sector and to a variety of other public and private entities, thanking them for their help in achieving a significant environmental milestone.
Monday, February, 18, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers and businesses to be on alert for phone calls or visits from people going door to door trying to collect money fraudulently by claiming utility bills are overdue and must be paid with reloadable debit cards, such as Green Dot MoneyPak cards.
Sunday, February, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
On a scale of how sweeping a scam can be, this one rates high. It’s a bogus claim that the Obama administration will pay your monthly utility bills this summer. Don’t join the thousands of Americans who have fallen victim to this scam.
Wednesday, July, 18, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
Whether shopping for a new refrigerator, furnace, air conditioner, water heater, computer, TV, lighting products, clothes washer, windows, doors, and more, look for the Energy Star label, advises the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
Saturday, May, 04, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Rural Advantage in Fairmont, in partnership with Practical Farmers of Iowa, is seeking agricultural producers interested in utilizing cover crops.
Wednesday, June, 20, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Country
Jobs and Java will feature an informational presentation on “Outside the Box: Using Facebook for Job Search” on Tuesday, November 20 at 10 a.m.
Friday, November, 16, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Business
Jobs and Java will feature an informational presentation on “Outside the Box: Using Twitter for Job Search” on Tuesday, December 4 at 10 a.m.
Friday, November, 30, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Business
ll 16 of the utilities subject to the Minnesota Renewable Energy Standard have demonstrated compliance with the 2011 requirements and are on track to comply with 2012 goals, according to a report released this month by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources.
Sunday, February, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
By utilizing the most up-to-date research in the field, participants will be provided the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws and vehicle technology.
Friday, June, 08, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
As Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule, administered by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, ends April 15, the PUC and the Minnesota Department of Commerce urge consumers to act immediately to keep the heat on.
Sunday, April, 14, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Electric utility companies have the right to build, own and maintain new electric transmission lines that have been approved for construction under a regional planning process. It also lays out the procedure for utilities to accept or reject their right to build the new power lines.
Friday, August, 03, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
During the month of May, National Electric Safety Month, people usually gear up for spring construction, yard work and planting. Otter Tail Power Company reminds customers and neighbors that before digging, they need to notify utilities that have lines or cables buried in the area.
Friday, May, 17, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
As a retired dairy farmer, I remember the hard fought battles between family farmers and utility companies over high voltage power lines cutting across Minnesota in the 1970s.
Friday, May, 03, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - Opinion
With snow already pounding northwestern Minnesota and freezing temperatures around the corner for all Minnesotans, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Public Utilities Commission are encouraging low-income Minnesotans to contact their utilities to ask about Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule and to apply for the Energy Assistance Program (EAP) through their local service providers.
Saturday, October, 06, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Utilizing MRI technology and pre-operative planning tools, knee specialist Dr. Patrick Hurley of Heartland Orthopedic Specialists created a personalized surgical plan customized to the unique anatomy of Alexandria native Rod Lorenz.
Friday, September, 21, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - Business
May is National Electrical Safety Month. As people gear up for spring construction, yard work, and planting, Otter Tail Power Company reminds customers and neighbors that, before digging, they need to notify utilities that have lines or cables buried in the area.
Sunday, May, 12, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
Motorists on Interstate 94 between Alexandria and Sauk Centre may notice crews in helicopters working near the interstate starting Thursday, May 2. The CapX2020 utilities will use a helicopter for work on several transmission structures that were installed along I-94.
Wednesday, May, 01, 2013 - Alexandria Echo Press - News
E85 gasoline: cheaper, better for the environment and utilizes local resources. So, one Echo Press reader asked, why does only one gas station in Alexandria offer this seemingly auspicious resource?
Friday, July, 06, 2012 - Alexandria Echo Press - News