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The happenstance farmer: Young Minnesota producer in unexpected career
Minnesota Congressman backs bill authorizing interim storage of nuclear waste at Nevada's Yucca Mountain
29 movies that scream summer
Officers on leave after shooting in Willmar, Minn.
Plaintiff lawyer cheered in Syngenta-corn case
Kahne records first NASCAR Cup Series win since 2014
Legendary Gophers and Lakers coach John Kundla passes away at 101
Latavius Murray, Dalvin Cook vie to replace Adrian Peterson at RB
Kim wins Marathon Classic by four shots
Twins reliever Matt Belisle, on a quiet roll, makes no excuses for 'volatility'
Christmas already? Consider this gift-giving practice
Swift: Decorating project really takes the cake
Growing Together: How to keep flowers flowering all summer
Letter: Student's time in Worthington is winding down
Column: Hospice doesn’t mean a surrender of hope
Janit M. Rose
George B. Johnson
James "Jim" Prochazka
Disheveled Theologian: Some bright morning … or evening
Column: PWs kept farms operating when war called away farmers
Looking Back: 2007 -- Luverne airport gets key federal funding
'Green.com' and 'megabyte blue:' Crayola's '90s tribute to the internet
Column: ‘Kids Went Here’ - That’s what you could say on bronze plaque
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April 19, 2017
Minnesota wind power expands
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans who like neat hair may not like it, but the state blessed with strong winds is saving money by using it to create...
April 19, 2017 - 5:52pm
April 7, 2017
Capitol Chatter: Who says lawmakers can't agree?
ST. PAUL — Minnesota legislators actually can work together. Sure, the media mostly covers things when Democrats and Republicans disagree....
April 7, 2017 - 3:05pm
April 5, 2017
President Trump declares end to 'war on coal,' but utilities aren't listening
WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations,...
April 5, 2017 - 2:59pm
March 24, 2017
Capitol Chatter: A legislative budget primer
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Legislature is moving at warp speed, at least for a while. This is the time of the legislative session in which...
March 24, 2017 - 4:05pm
March 20, 2017
Letter: Utilities-related bill supports local democracy, innovation
By Ronald J. Schwartau, Federated Rural Electric Board President David A. Hansen, Nobles Cooperative Electric Board President Sandy Ludeman, Lyon-Lincoln Electric Co-Op Board President Mark Sandberg, South Central Electric Board President
March 20, 2017 - 5:05pm
February 2, 2017
MN Republican legislators take aim at reshaping state’s Public Utilities Commission
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Republicans are taking early aim this legislative session at a little-discussed state commission that has a big say on energy issues.Republicans, who control the House and Senate, have introduced a half-dozen bills that would change the power and makeup of the...
February 2, 2017 - 10:11pm
April 4, 2016
Worthington Public Utilities recognized as very reliable
WORTHINGTON — Worthington Public Utilities has been given the Certificate of Excellence in Reliability by the American Public Power Association. “It’s a big deal,” said Worthington Public Utilities Manager Scott Hain during the WPU Water & Light Commission meeting Monday....
April 4, 2016 - 9:31pm
October 19, 2015
Protecting, conserving drinking water
WORTHINGTON — A decade after completing its first wellhead protection plan, Worthington Public Utilities is in the process of updating not only the plan, but the areas around Worthington that are considered to be within the Drinking Water Supply Management Area (DWSMA). Sue Wojtkiewicz,...
October 19, 2015 - 7:59pm
June 5, 2015
Commission OKs first of two Sandpiper pipeline permits
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Friday granted one of two necessary permits to Enbridge for its proposed Sandpiper pipeline, a project that has been met with repeated protests in Minnesota. The certificate of need unanimously granted by the commission verifies...
June 5, 2015 - 9:17pm
May 21, 2015
Letter: Leave "net metering" law alone
By Mike Handzus, Lakefield Federated Rural Electric Richard Burud’s comments in his May 8 letter to the editor are obviously very biased toward the utilities. What he doesn’t mention is that the “net metering” law has been in effect for years and is for alternative energy...
May 21, 2015 - 5:31pm
April 27, 2015
In transportation debate, mayors want to be remembered
ST. PAUL — Minnesota mayors say their cities need more street money from the state. “A preemptive strike is needed,” Frazee Mayor Hank...
April 27, 2015 - 7:36pm
September 15, 2014
City’s water and power rates average
WORTHINGTON — An Owatonna Public Utilities electric and water rate comparison study was presented Monday at the Worthington Public Utilities Water and Light Commission meeting. According to WPU General Manager Scott Hain, Worthington’s residential, commercial and industrial...
September 15, 2014 - 8:40pm
June 10, 2014
‘Still awful dry’
WORTHINGTON — Recent rains have helped raise the water levels in Worthington’s well field, but there’s still a long way to go before the...
June 10, 2014 - 8:46pm
June 20, 2012
Load management glitch cuts the cooling
WORTHINGTON -- Shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Barb Fuerstenberg had sent the last of her daycare charges home and was starting to make supper when she noticed it had gotten quite warm in the house. "I was just sweating," she said about the indoor climate. "(Husband) Steve came...
June 20, 2012 - 11:54am
December 6, 2010
Data demonstrates WPU efficiency
WORTHINGTON -- Data compiled by the American Public Power Association (APPA) shows that Worthington Public Utilities is an efficiently run and competitive in costs and expenses with other public utilities across the nation. WPU General Manager Scott Hain presented the data Monday...
December 6, 2010 - 10:04pm