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  1. Power plants worry about winter coal suppliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Star Tribune

    After months of rail service problems, some utilities and elected officials say BNSF Railway needs to prove it has a plan to rebuild coal stockpiles. A coal train idled at Xcel Energy's Sherco power plant last week in Becker, Minn.

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  2. Season's first snowfall in Twin Cities is a doozyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2014 | Star Tribune

    The season's first significant snowfall in the Twin Cities and elsewhere in Minnesota -- expected to top a foot in depth by Tuesday -- arrived just before Monday's morning rush hour, and it quickly had motorists reacquainting themselves with their winter driving skills. Eventual snow depths will vary greatly, according to the National Weather Service , with the northern edge of the metro well into double digits and southern Twin Cities area closer to a half-foot.

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  3. Minnesota farmers beg officials to fix rail problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2014 | Star Tribune

    A BNSF train waits on the tracks in Becker, Minn. The government is monitoring the operations of BNSF Railway and Canadian Pacific, the main rail carriers in the area.

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  4. BNSF pressured to deliver more coalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2014 | Star Tribune

    With coal supplies dwindling at major power plants, Xcel Energy and other electric utilities are putting increased pressure on BNSF Railway to increase deliveries from western mines.

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  5. Xcel: Coal delivery backlog causes fuel shortage at Sherco plantRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2014 | Star Tribune

    The La Crosse Tribune reports Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke wrote a letter dated July 23 to the federal Surface Transportation Board, saying rail carrier BNSF has fallen behind on coal deliveries to the 2,500-megawatt Sherco plant in Becker, Minn.

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  6. EPA to reassess coal power plant's effect on VoyageursRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2014 | Star Tribune

    If regulators decide Sherco power plant is causing haze in two national parks, it could mean expensive retrofits or early retirement to 1970s power generators in Becker, Minn.

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  7. How the war on coal would hurt MinnesotaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2014 | Star Tribune

    Xcel Energy's Sherco power plant in Becker, Minn., produces 2,400 megawatts of electricity for more than 2.5 million people.

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