CenterPoint Energy told WCCO, January's home heating prices are at their lowest point in 10 years. The company says heating demand is down 14 percent compared to last winter. A spokesperson says the average gas bill is about 25 percent less, a trend that is expected to continue into 2012.
Man dies after being shot during argument in Minneapolis
It's the 70th homicide in Minneapolis this year.
Minneapolis police, city employees clear out Near North encampment
This comes as colder weather moves through the state.
New T.J. Maxx to open in the Twin Cities this month
Opening day will kick off with extended hours.
Sports bar reduces hours, owners cite "pandemic of work ethic"
The owners shared the news on Facebook this week.
Former Hennepin County commissioner arrested for DWI
The 61-year-old was being held in Hennepin County Jail as of Thursday morning.
Electric carshare network showing growth in Twin Cities
Over 25,000 trips have been logged in a six-month span.
Low river levels bring cancellations for St. Paul-New Orleans Viking cruises
The low water also impacted some barge traffic making its way down the river.
Feds: Militia sympathizer had machine gun, grenade launcher in 'hidden room'
A confidential informant tipped off investigators.
Drought tightens grip as Twin Cities reaches 'extreme' level
By this time last year, drought was fading fast in Minnesota.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, Oct. 4
The 7-day average number of cases has been dropping.
CenterPoint Energy to suspend controversial natural gas program
CenterPoint had come under fire from state Attorney General Lori Swanson who says some customers got pushed into the most expensive rates last winter because they had medical conditions that required them to turn up the heat in their homes.
More than 350 homes without heat in Kimball after natural gas outage
Officials at CenterPoint Energy say they hope to have service restored to everyone Tuesday afternoon. The company is asking people to stay home so service workers can get access to reignite pilot lights.
Home inventory in Twin Cities metro at 9-year low
The number of homes on the market in the Twin Cities was down more than 30 percent last month -- the lowest inventory levels in nearly a decade, according to the Star Tribune. The median home sales price in the 13-county metro area jumped 15.5 percent to $179,000 compared with a year ago.
Beverage milk sales hit lowest level in nearly 30 years, cost of cow feed soars
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says last year's beverage milk sales fell to the lowest level since 1984. One expert blames the drop on consumers shifting toward bottled water, tea and sports drinks, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board says yogurt consumption is up 400 percent from 30 years ago. Cheese sales are also up.
Energy: shift to natural gas may continue no matter who wins election
One presidential candidate has staked out oil and coal as the foundation of his energy policy. Another backs biofuels, wind and other alternatives. But one U of M expert says the market's march toward natural gas may well continue no matter who wins the race for the White House.
Xcel crew punctures CenterPoint gas line in Plymouth
75 people were evacuated from adjacent offices Thursday morning after a utility worker with Xcel Energy struck the CenterPoint Energy gas main, causing a leak.
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