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Runestone Electric Association (REA) members gathered March 28 at Jefferson High School in Alexandria for the 73rd annual meeting of the electric cooperative. In addition to the election of directors, presentations on the rising cost of electricity highlighted the event.
An electric transmission project in western Minnesota can go forward – with conditions aimed at protecting ratepayers and the environment -- state regulators decided Thursday.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to approve a large-scale power line project that would distribute electricity from the proposed Big Stone II coal-fired power plant in eastern South Dakota.
State utility regulators postponed a decision on an electric transmission project in western Minnesota, instead seeking an expert opinion on the proposed lines and related Big Stone II coal-fired power plant.
By Scott Wente, State Capitol Bureau
, June 13, 2008
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