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Cold weather rule goes into effect Monday


Minnesotans with past due natural gas bills should take action to avoid having their natural gas service disconnected once the Cold Weather Rule (CWR) ends on April 15.

The Minnesota CWR protects residential customers who are having problems paying their natural gas bill from having their service disconnected Oct. 15 through April 15. While the CWR does not prevent disconnection, it does give qualified customers extra protection during the coldest months as defined in the rule.

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