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.
Vikes' playoff chances rise as Carolina, Philly, Washington all lose
Minnesota can really do some damage in the playoff race with a win Monday night.