Spiritwood Station, 85 miles west of Fargo, cost $437 million to build, but now Minnesota's Great River Energy is shutting it down just after starting it up. One executive tells the Star Tribune that running it would mean losing money half the time. The utility plans to keep the plant offline until at least 2013.
SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher
Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.
Amber Alert in Wisconsin: Search for missing 15-year-old girl
Police believe 15-year-old Kryssy King may be with a 22-year-old man.
3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour
The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Fire at historic Stevens House museum for third time since Aug. 30
The fire was reported early Saturday morning.
What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas
The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.
Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park
Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.
BCA: Police shoot suicidal man 'armed with sword' in North Branch
The man is expected to survive.
State to help 44 Minnesota gas stations add E15 pumps
The yellow 88 button is coming to more gas stations in Minnesota.
FBI, police investigating bank robbery at Edina's 50th and France
An ATM technician was robbed by four men at a U.S. Bank.
Paralyzed Bloomington football player begins rehabilitation in Colorado
Ethan Glynn is at a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital.
Man killed, woman seriously injured in Hastings boating collision
The incident remains under investigation.
Owner of St. Cloud bar gets 6 years for arson, ordered to repay $3M
A February 2020 fire at the Press Bar and Parlor was later determined to be an insurance job.
Duluth-based utility not ready to shut down old coal plants
Minnesota Power says it wants to further study the environmental benefits and economic impacts. The Department of Commerce recommends closing at least three of utility's coal-burning plants by 2016. Each unit is more than 50 years old. Environmental groups have also urged closing the coal power plants, while industrial users want state regulators to disregard the advice.
North Dakota coal plants to pump their CO2 underground in the future
Therefore, North Dakota officials feel the state should be exempt from a Minnesota law that requires utilities to pay more to burn coal, even those from out-of-state. It's part of Minnesota's Next Generation Energy Act of 2007 that requires new coal power emissions to be offset.
Major MN electricity provider to shut coal plant, invest in wind power
Great River Energy has announced it will close its North Dakota coal plant several years earlier than planned.
Environmental groups want Minnesota to prod Xcel Energy away from coal
Xcel Energy will soon need to purchase new pollution control equipment if the company wants to keep burning coal at its largest Minnesota power plant in Becker. Environmental groups want the state to order the utility to study alternatives to coal, especially solar and wind power.
Regulators decline to order shutdown of state's oldest coal-fired plants
The Commerce Department urged the Public Utilities Commission to order the three northern Minnesota plants closed by 2017 and replaced with energy from wind or natural gas. Instead, the commission ordered Minnesota Power, which owns the plants, to study the effects of closing them and report back next spring. The average age of the plants is more than 50 years.
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