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Law Enforcement Blotter: Tuesday, November 21
Block family adjusting to life after month-long disappearance
Where are they now: Hasz sisters, Runge wrap up seasons at nationals
Boys basketball: Lakers hoping for a big start
Racing Across the Sky
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Donors can swap books for wine
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College to show film about Rwanda war crimes
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A rare mule deer sighting near Alexandria
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Finally his turn
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Catherine A. Brainard
Robert F. Forster
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COMMENTARY: The amazing impact of community giving
EDITORIAL: A good time to count your blessings
LETTER: A factual commentary about Planned Parenthood
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
On The Street
KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
Laven re-elected to the state chamber board
Alex born company now part of global high-tech firm
UPDATED: 2 Minnesota Target stores closing
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September 19, 2011
CenterPoint proposes to suspend inverted block rate program
Texas-based CenterPoint Energy announced that it plans to halt its inverted block rate program, pending further study and a commission order subject to approval by the PUC. The action is in response to a request that the Attorney General's Office previously filed with the Public...
September 19, 2011 - 11:41am
September 17, 2011
Public invited to dedication of new wind turbine at the University of Minnesota, Morris
Morris, Minn. -- University of Minnesota, Morris's new wind turbine will be dedicated on Saturday, September 24 at 3 p.m. Several events are planned in conjunction with the celebration, including a pre-dedication 2K walk, an exhibition of artwork created by area elementary and high...
September 17, 2011 - 9:47am
September 10, 2011
Xcel Energy customers get added incentive for recycling old refrigerators
Starting this month, Xcel Energy residential electric customers in Minnesota with old, inefficient secondary refrigerators can receive $70 to participate in the existing Refrigerator Recycling Program - an increase of $35 from the usual incentive. The new offer runs through Nov. 30,...
September 10, 2011 - 10:56am
August 28, 2011
Weatherization assistance program reaches goal
Minnesota's Weatherization Assistance Program has exceeded its goal of weatherizing 16,858 homes using $132 million in stimulus funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The program, administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, not only surpassed its goal set by...
August 28, 2011 - 12:44pm
August 21, 2011
Missouri River Energy Services plans to build hydro facility
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) has announced its intent to proceed with the planning and development of a hydroelectric generating facility at the Red Rock Reservoir on the Des Moines River. The Red Rock Dam is located about three miles southwest of Pella,...
August 21, 2011 - 9:18am
August 20, 2011
Peterson questions federal biofuels plan
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's senior congressman fears the Obama administration has fired a shot over the ethanol industry's bow in seeking a home-grown fuel for the Navy. "I think that is a big a problem," said U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who serves most of western Minnesota.
August 20, 2011 - 8:16am
August 1, 2011
Report: Improved grid needed to harness more wind energy, jobs
A report released today by the Center for Rural Affairs, Connect the Dots: Transmission and Rural Communities, finds that expansion of the electric transmission grid is key to a clean energy future. And an improved grid is necessary to bring more wind energy online, creating rural...
August 1, 2011 - 9:57am
June 25, 2011
Farmers Union to hold renewable energy tour
National Farmers Union (NFU) is having a Renewable Energy Tour with a stop in Morris on Wednesday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Morris, in room 109, the "Cow Palace," classroom of the Imholte Building. "This is a great opportunity for Minnesota...
June 25, 2011 - 5:13pm
June 21, 2011
Peterson introduces biodiesel legislation extending tax credit
WASHINGTON - U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today joined Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., to introduce the Biodiesel Tax Incentive Reform and Extension Act (H.R. 2238). The legislation extends the $1 per gallon biodiesel tax credit to 2014 and...
June 21, 2011 - 10:23am
June 6, 2011
Follow these tips for staying cool, saving energy
As temperatures and humidity begin to rise this summer, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources is reminding consumers there are some simple steps they can take to keep cool, save money and conserve energy. "This summer, consumers can save energy and...
June 6, 2011 - 10:58am
May 29, 2011
Free forum explores solar energy issues
Could solar power boost your livelihood? Join West Central Clean Energy Resource Teams (WC CERT) and Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) for a free Solar Energy Forum June 21 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Dassel to find out. Participants will learn about solar energy and the opportunities...
May 29, 2011 - 9:20am
May 22, 2011
Minnesota's Energy Assistance Program breaks record
The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (DER) reports that its Energy Assistance Program (EAP) has served more than 165,000 households so far this program year, up from a record of 164,783 last year. The total number of households served this program year...
May 22, 2011 - 2:24pm
'Work Green' event offers resources for career explorers, entrepreneurs
Work Green, an event promoting green careers and entrepreneurial activities, will be held Tuesday, May 24, in St. Paul. The event, which will run from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Wilder Center, 451 Lexington Parkway N., will include the introduction of a green careers web portal for students,...
May 22, 2011 - 9:06am
May 6, 2011
Capitol Notebook: Senate committee hears wind power dispute
ST. PAUL -- A Senate committee took no stand Thursday to restrict wind power farms. A bill by Sen. John Howe, R-Red Wing, said there is only a remote chance that his bill requiring that wind turbines be a half mile from property lines will pass this year, but a task force likely...
May 6, 2011 - 12:10pm
April 24, 2011
BBB urges consumers to make smart solar energy investments
With warm weather approaching and a lot of consumers looking to stick to a budget when making home improvements, many are turning to green solar energy as a solution. The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) advises consumers to be smart about investing in any...
April 24, 2011 - 2:41pm