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Xcel Energy was granted a rate hike – so how's it going to affect your bill?

Rates for Xcel Energy’s 1.23 million electric customers in Minnesota are going up – but what changes those people may see on their monthly bill isn’t clear yet. 321 more words


Golden Resident To Xcel Energy: 'You Cut It, You Clean It'

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – When strong winds whipped tree branches back and forth in January sparking small fires concerned neighbors called Xcel Energy.

Crews quickly came out to the area near West 52nd Avenue and McIntyre Street in Golden and pruned the trees, but it’s what they left behind that stunned neighbors. 244 more words


Proposed Wind Farm Change Might Help Endangered Birds

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A company that for years has been planning a wind turbine farm in an area of southeastern North Dakota where endangered birds nest and fly over is proposing changes that might help reduce potential harm. 570 more words

New Concept In Solar Energy Poised To Catch On Across US

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new concept in renewable energy is catching fire across the country, allowing customers who might find solar panels too expensive or impractical to buy green energy anyway. 644 more words


Fans flock to Xcel for boys state hockey tourney

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ST. PAUL, Minn. – For the last 15 years the Korsmo brothers from Rochester meet in St. Paul for tournament week. 144 more words


State boys hockey: Eagles battle hard, fall to Hawks

ST. PAUL – St. Cloud Apollo has played the same type of game all season.

Sacrifice the body, protect the net and limit the opposition’s quality chances are points the Eagles have emphasized all season, and it rarely failed them. 764 more words


Apollo Eagles stay proud despite loss

ST. PAUL – As a rule, most coaches and players dislike the term “moral victory.”

And no one on the St. Cloud Apollo boys hockey team was claiming one in the wake of Friday afternoon’s 2-0 loss to Hermantown in the Class A state semifinals at Xcel Energy Center. 542 more words