Minnesota suspends CenterPoint's tiered-rate gas pricing

The move comes after state Attorney General Lori Swanson attacked the plan, saying 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.
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The move comes after state Attorney General Lori Swanson attacked the plan, saying 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.

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