Minnesota Power

Minnesota Power honored the city of Little Falls with a medallion during its “Year of the Hometown Hydros.” Minnesota Power has been traveling the state honoring the cities where a hydroelectric generation station (hydro plant) is located. Little Falls is one of 11 cities that is home to a hydro plant, with origins dating back [...]

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By Terry Lehrke, News Editor Minnesota Power, which sells wholesale electricity to the city of Pierz for resale to its residents, will now maintain the city’s electrical services. Crow Wing Power served the city by maintaining its power lines and poles for 16 years. With the retirement of Jerry VanKeuren, the company decided to discontinue its [...]

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City Hall electrical use reduced by 39 percent By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer After attending renewable energy trainings sponsored by several government and non-profit organizations, Royalton Mayor Andrea Lauer kept her eyes open for the opportunity to use that knowledge to benefit Royalton. “The focus of the trainings was on performing an energy audit to determine how [...]

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Marv Cekalla provides nesting platforms for ospreys around Minnesota   by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   Little Falls residents may have noticed a nesting pair of ospreys settling in for the season in Mill Park, on the west side of the river on the site of the old Hennepin Paper Mill. Ospreys are large birds [...]

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Transformer damage results in faulty readings; rates may have to be increased By Terry Lehrke, News Editor terry.lehrke@mcrecord.com When a current transformer (CT) gets hit by lightning, it usually blows up and a problem is immediately evident, it is replaced and the problem solved. But sometimes, and not often according to Dan Gunderson, meter supervisor with Minnesota [...]

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