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November 14, 2017
UMD is showing support of solar energy development and sustainability in northern Minnesota with a 100 kilowatt block purchase at the new Minnesota Power community solar garden in Wrenshall. University of Minnesota
Solar-Powered Learning: UMD to purchase solar energy from Minnesota Power
November 14, 2017 - 4:30am
October 26, 2017
Nancy Norr talks to Tom Watson Wednesday outside the Crosslake Community Center at a public hearing about the Line 3 replacement project proposed by Enbridge Energy. Norr is director of regional development for Minnesota Power and chairwoman of Jobs for Minnesotans, a nonprofit coalition of labor and community leaders. Watson is president of the Whitefish Area Property Owners Association, which is concerned about preserving the environment. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crosslake public hearings about Enbridge project attract 100s
October 26, 2017 - 6:00am
September 21, 2017
Dan Witucki with Sportsman's Tree Care and Landscaping works Wednesday on downed trees near Lakeshore Drive in Breezy Point. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch
Lights coming back on for lakes area residents
September 21, 2017 - 5:02pm
Ted Sullivan with Northern Tree and Landscape cuts a tree Wednesday in Breezy Point on Country Highway 4. Strong winds uprooted trees and caused damage in Breezy Point, Pequot Lakes, Jenkins and Lake Shore early Wednesday morning. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Gallery and Videoplay button
Thunderstorms knock out trees, power for 1000s in area
September 21, 2017 - 3:00am
September 20, 2017
Crow Wing Power reported a peak of about 4,500 people without power. Minnesota Power also reported several thousand customers without power Wednesday morning. Screen grab of Crow Wing Power outage map before 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20.
Thousands lose power following severe thunderstorm
September 20, 2017 - 9:41am
August 10, 2017
Scam callers posing as Minnesota Power representatives are an ongoing problem and reports have escalated this week with scammers calling residents and business owners demanding immediate payment and threatening to shut off service. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Minnesota Power warns customers of scam
August 10, 2017 - 7:00am
July 19, 2017
Trees were down in the Nashway and Ojibwa roads area south of Nisswa Monday night after the storm. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatchplay button
Storms shut off power for thousands Monday
July 19, 2017 - 6:00am
July 17, 2017
Clouds made their way over Leech Lake in Walker during the thunderstorm Monday night. Thousands of residents in the Brainerd lakes area lost power from the storm.
Photo by Jerry Eklund
Storm packs punch in short time in lakes area
July 17, 2017 - 9:44pm
June 8, 2017
Minnesota Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative have proposed a $700 million natural gas power plant, Nemadji Trail Energy Center, which would be located near the Calumet refinery in Superior and provide up to 550 megawatts of power. Courtesy Minnesota Power
Minnesota Power plans $700 million natural gas plant
June 8, 2017 - 3:55pm
June 2, 2017
Attorney General adds to backlash over Minnesota Power's rate hike request
June 2, 2017 - 4:28pm
May 24, 2017
Minnesota Power to plant trees in Little Falls
May 24, 2017 - 11:00am
May 14, 2017
The Allete headquarters in downtown Duluth seen at dusk the evening of Wednesday, May 10. (Clint Austin / Forum News Service)
Duluth-based Allete thrives as it renews focus on all things energy
May 14, 2017 - 6:00am
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn. (center) speaks with Allete CEO Al Hodnik (left) Thursday in front of the new solar power array at Camp Ripley. Walz and Hodnik later participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the array. 
Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch
Juice from the sun powers Camp Ripley
April 14, 2017 - 7:15am
April 13, 2017
This aerial view taken Thursday afternoon from a helicopter shows the 10-megawatt solar farm that covers more than 60 acres of the Camp Ripley National Guard Base, part of which can be seen in the background. The solar array is one of the largest in Minnesota and the largest at a National Guard installation in the United States. The electricity generated can power the entire base. Bob King / Forum News Service
Minnesota Power dedicates 60-acre solar farm at Camp Ripley
April 13, 2017 - 8:25pm
April 7, 2017
In this Aug. 2 file photo, A solar panel is moved into position with a machine on the 65 acre solor array at Camp Ripley.  (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls) Video
Minnesota Power and Minnesota National Guard to celebrate constructed solar array at Camp Ripley
April 7, 2017 - 10:05am