4 MY FUTURE: CAREER AND CHARACTER EDUCATION Junior Achievement Program Awarded Grant...
Grand Forks Consortium Schools is proud to announce that they have received a $3,000 grant from Xcel Energy to assist in funding the local Junior Achievement program.
Junior Achievement is an internat... Posted on 10/2/13 at 1:26 PM
FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY WCHA weekly preview: March 18-24
Review of last week
The first round of the WCHA playoffs was fairly predictable, with the higher seed winning in five of six series:
#1 St. Cloud State swept #12 Alaska Anchorage
#2 Minnesota swept ... Posted on 3/19/13 at 8:10 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Authorities investigate Prairie Island nuclear plant bleach leak
No radiation leaked and there were no injuries this morning when 522 gallons of chlorine bleach leaked out of a broken pipe at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing, Minn.
This is a ... Posted on 1/5/12 at 12:24 PM
Xcel says the projects will boost its wind power capacity in the region by 42 percent. Approval from the Public Utilities Commission Thursday clears the way for Minneapolis-based Xcel and two energy development companies to work on securing federal tax credits.
Xcel Energy says the costs of upgrading its Monticello nuclear plant have doubled to $640 million. The utility revealed the cost in a filing Wednesday with the state Public Utilities Commission, after previously saying the figure was a trade secret.
The Minneapolis utility says it will use power from three large wind farms in Minnesota and North Dakota. It will be Xcel's single largest increase in wind generation in the Upper Midwest and will boost its wind capacity by 33 percent.
Xcel Energy is about to restart its oldest nuclear plant after a four-month shutdown for improvements that ran $267 million over budget. The Star Tribune reported that Xcel's Monticello Nuclear Power Plant would restart this week after aging pumps and other equipment were replaced.
Xcel Energy plans to keep burning coal in the two oldest units at its Sherburne County power plant near the central Minnesota community of Becker, at least until the future of environmental regulations becomes clearer.
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