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Going green: The state Capitol will use more renewable energy

The Minnesota State Capitol is going greener. Under a new partnership with Xcel Energy, one-third of the newly renovated state Capitol’s energy will eventually come from renewable sources...

September 21, 2016

Clashes between security guards, protesters over North Dakota pipeline

A protest in North Dakota over plans to construct an oil pipeline near tribal lands turned violent this weekend, as security guards clashed with demonstrators. The Morton County Sheriff’s...

September 06, 2016

Energy company decides it doesn't need a new MN pipeline, after all

After years of planning, delays, and demonstrations, the Sandpiper oil pipeline has flown away. Enbridge Energy announced Thursday that it is withdrawing its application to build a $2.6 billion...

September 01, 2016

A pipeline protest in N.D. is the biggest gathering of tribes in years

A pipeline protest in North Dakota has been growing by the busload and organizers now call it the largest gathering of Native Americans in modern times. It’s estimated that members of 60...

August 22, 2016

United Taconite starts work on new plant, marking 'milestone' in Iron Range's recovery

Gov Dayton broke ground on United Taconite's Mustang project, which will employ hundreds on the Iron Range #87in86 — Governor Mark Dayton (@GovMarkDayton...

August 12, 2016

A new business deal puts the plan for a northern MN oil pipeline in limbo

A business deal announced Wednesday throws a blanket of uncertainty on Enbridge Energy’s plan to build an oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. Enbridge has long proposed building a line...

August 03, 2016


Matthew Stock Chosen As CEO Of Newly Bankrupt Essar Steel Minnesota

Stock replaces former CEO Madhu Vuppuluri, who has been repositioned within the capital management division of Essar Steel Minnesota’s parent company.

July 15, 2016

Tens of thousands still without power as storm clean-up begins

@ian_leonard tons of trees down at my grandma's between Monticello and Buffalo — Janae Myers (@myers_36) July 6, 2016 There are still 70,000 homes across...

July 06, 2016

Xcel Ranked Fourth For Renewable Energy Nationwide

The electric provider was only outranked by California-based utilities.

June 28, 2016

Minnesota's law limiting coal power goes too far, another court says

Supporters of a law Minnesota passed in 2007 say it encourages utility companies to switch to cleaner energy instead of burning coal. But for the second time a court has said a key part of that law...

June 15, 2016

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