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  1. Minneapolis seeks resident input before spending Northern Metals settlement moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Money for community health projects in neighborhoods near the Northern Metals Recycling facility may not reach residents for years, depending on how long it takes a new committee to decide how the funds should be doled out. Northern Metals reached a $2.5 million settlement with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency early this year.

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  2. Xcel wants to close two coal-fired plants in ColoradoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Xcel Energy has proposed closing two coal-fired power generators in Colorado in the 2020s, and investing up to $2.5 billion there in new electricity production from renewable resources and natural gas. The proposal comes on the heels of Xcel's plans in Minnesota to shutter two large coal-fired generators in Becker, Minn., as the Minneapolis-based company sheds resources that can cost more to run and are the largest emitters of carbon dioxide.

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  3. Northern Metals settles with MPCA, plans to move shredder out of MinneapolisRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2017 | Star Tribune

    The Northern Metals Recycling facility in north Minneapolis, long a source of residents' air quality concerns, will relocate to Becker, Minn., by August 2019. Under an agreement reached with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency , Northern Metals will also pay $2.5 million in costs and penalties, including $600,000 for community health efforts in areas neighboring the facility.

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  4. Dayton signs law allowing Xcel to build natural gas-fired plant in BeckerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2017 | Star Tribune

    New legislation allows Xcel Energy to build a natural gas plant in Becker, Minn., to replace some of the energy lost when the Sherco Power Plant's coal-burning units close. Gov. Mark Dayton Tuesday signed a bill allowing Xcel Energy to build a large natural gas-fired power plant in Sherburne County, without having to go the traditional route of gaining approval from Minnesota utilities regulators.

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  5. Sherco power plant: The wrong project, for the wrong reasons, at a big costRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Xcel Energy's Sherburne County generating station in Becker, Minn. The utility plans to shut down coal-fired generators there in the 2020s and is seeking legislative approval to go ahead with a natural gas plant.

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  6. Xcel's pitch for new Becker power plants gets OK from House committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Xcel Energy's Sherco power plant in Becker, Minn. The utility is asking legislators to approve a proposed natural gas-fired plant to replace two coal-fired generators.

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  7. Legislators propose bills to allow a new Xcel plant in BeckerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | Star Tribune

    Cooling towers at the Sherburne County Generating Station emit plumes of steam. Bills have been introduced in the Legislature that would allow Xcel Energy to build a big power plant in Sherburne County, Bills have been introduced in the Legislature that would allow Xcel Energy to build a big power plant in Sherburne County, a project usually decided upon by Minnesota utility regulators, not written into state law.

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