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Enbridge misses deadline to fix its groundwater blunder

The company had 30 days to stop the leak it caused by not following its submitted plans.

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MPCA acknowledges 8 more drilling fluid releases during Line 3 work

That includes at least one fluid release into wetlands, which is a violation.

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DNR temporarily suspends some of Enbridge's Line 3 surface water permits

The ongoing drought has led to worryingly low stream flow levels in some areas.

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WI residents impacted by Husky Refinery blast could get $150 through settlement

The 2018 explosion forced thousands of people to evacuate.

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Xcel Energy ditches plan to build natural gas plant in Becker

The company also promised a boost in wind and solar.

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As Minnesotans brace for huge gas bills, state ups assistance to $1200

Texas wasn't the only state impacted by February's arctic blast.

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Historic cold in south could add 'up to $400' to Minnesotans' gas bills

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has launched an investigation into the gas spike.

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Minnesota Power to retire coal plants, plans to be carbon-free by 2050

It will retire and convert its remaining two coal plants by 2035.

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Xcel announces $3 billion investment in MN, creating 5,000 jobs

The proposed projects would create around 5,000 jobs as the company looks to help with COVID-19 economy relief.

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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.

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St. Paul energy utility stops burning coal

District Energy heats and cools hundreds of homes in and around downtown.

Governor Walz reveals plan for 100% clean energy in MN by 2050

The governor has laid out a path for the state's electricity sector over the next 30 years.

Minnesota is beating other Midwest states at creating clean energy jobs

Minnesota is now home to almost 60,000 clean energy sector workers.

No need for a new MN pipeline, state agency says

Commerce Dept. opposes Enbridge line but they don't have final say