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AgweekTV: Eyes on the Ears
Knowledge Bowl students head to regionals
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria falls short of a 2-0 playoff win
Boys basketball: Minnewaska to face third-seeded Caledonia in state opener
Blizzard hockey: Alexandria heads home with chance to put away the series against New Ulm
Girls basketball: Alexandria finishes sixth in Class AAA state tournament
The difference a year makes for Boline
And the most-requested library books are....
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
The day Curt Felt died
Bonding over books
Toys for Kids reaches 165 children
Peggy A Karnis (Steidl)
Archery program keeps seeing growth
New pike regulations coming for opener
Mike Frisch: Plan those 2018 bass outings
Rudy Zwieg Show this weekend: Quick change makes carver a winner
Ice more complex than just frozen water
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Brian B. Eide
Rudolph "Rudy" G. Nelson
Joyce Elizabeth Bronson
COMMENTARY: Now is time to address old views on aging
COMMENTARY: What makes new buffer law special?
EDITORIAL: Make LGA a priority this session
LETTER: A possible solution to gun safety
IN THE KNOW: Big need: affordable transportation
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
Farmer noticing effects of cold with little snow
Grocery Grab goes toward giving
Smile Drive aims to improve dental health
Brand specialist to speak
Heartland near top for knee replacement
hires and promotions
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April 6, 2013
These 11 energy tips can fatten your wallet
April is Financial Literacy Month, a campaign to help focus on our finances and develop healthy financial habits.
April 6, 2013 - 11:34am
April 5, 2013
Energy assistance funding still available
The Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources wants low-income Minnesotans, especially seniors, people with disabilities and families with children, to know that grant funds are still available to help pay their heating bills from the Energy Assistance Program...
April 5, 2013 - 12:00am
March 24, 2013
Energy assistance still available for low-income households, seniors
The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources wants low-income Minnesotans--especially seniors, people with disabilities, and families with children--to know that grant funds are still available to help pay their heating bills from the Energy Assistance Program...
March 24, 2013 - 5:22pm
March 23, 2013
These fireplace efficiency tips can save you money
This weekend as you huddle around the fireplace to escape the spring chill, remember the fireplace likely loses more heat than it gives off. Warm air in a home is sucked up the chimney and is replaced by cold air leaking into the house. Especially as the fire dies down, more heat...
March 23, 2013 - 5:16pm
March 22, 2013
Senator Westrom appointed to energy board
State Senator Torrey Westrom (R-Elbow Lake) was appointed to the NextGen Energy Board by the Minnesota State Environment, Economic Development and Agriculture Division of Finance Committee. NextGen Energy was established in 2007 by Governor Pawlenty and the Minnesota Legislature...
March 22, 2013 - 12:00am
March 9, 2013
Sealing air leaks cuts heating bills
Air that leaks through the ceiling, walls, foundation, and other areas--known as air infiltration--is a significant source of heating and cooling losses in a home--up to one third in a typical house. Stopping air leaks is the best way to conserve energy, save money, and increase comfort,...
March 9, 2013 - 11:47am
March 8, 2013
Smaller rate increases recommended for Xcel Energy
The Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources (DER) recommended the reduction of more than $191 million of the $285 million rate increase proposed by Xcel Energy for electric service in 2013, a reduction of 67 percent overall. Xcel provides electric service to...
March 8, 2013 - 12:00am
February 3, 2013
Minnesota on track to meet renewable energy standards
All 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. The...
February 3, 2013 - 10:09am
January 19, 2013
Minnesota solar electric installations grow in 2012
New Minnesota solar electric installations in 2012 nearly tripled in capacity compared with 2011, according to figures compiled by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. "Solar is gaining a bigger role in Minnesota's clean energy economy," said Commerce...
January 19, 2013 - 10:14am
January 16, 2013
Program helps with energy costs
Help with energy costs is available through the Energy Assistance Program. The average grant is $612. Funding is provided for oil, propane, wood, electric or natural gas costs. For an application, residents of Pope, Traverse, Clay, Wilkin, Douglas, Grant and Stevens counties should...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
December 17, 2012
'Tis the season to practice energy efficiency
Taking energy efficiency seriously this holiday season can be the start of an energy- and money-saving tradition for many holidays to come. The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources suggests replacing traditional incandescent decorative lights with high-efficient...
December 17, 2012 - 12:48pm
December 2, 2012
Report examines ways to improve predictions of wildlife impacts at wind energy facilities
A new report from Dovetail Partners examines strategies for increasing the availability of data used in making wildlife impact predictions at proposed wind energy facilities. The report, "Barriers and Opportunities for Post-construction Wildlife Monitoring at Wind Energy Facilities...
December 2, 2012 - 10:22am
November 30, 2012
Gas Affordability Program helps customers
CenterPoint Energy customers who qualified for and received funds during the 2012-2013 heating season under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can apply for additional funds through CenterPoint Energy's Gas Affordability Program (GAP). GAP helps customers pay...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 20, 2012
Follow these simple steps to save energy, money this winter
With temperatures dropping, the Department of Commerce is providing Minnesotans with simple and inexpensive ways to save energy, save money and keep their homes safe this winter. The Commerce Department's Division of Energy Resources (DER) is committed to helping Minnesotans make...
November 20, 2012 - 12:00am
October 25, 2012
Commerce department offers tips for saving energy, staying warm
A long and cold winter is on our doorstep. With temperatures dropping, the Department of Commerce is providing Minnesotans with simple and inexpensive ways to save energy, save money and keep their homes safe this winter. "Minnesota is known for our 10,000 lakes and freezing...
October 25, 2012 - 2:20pm