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Prairie Island Unit 1 posts 644 days of consecutive operation

What were you doing 644 days ago? If you’re a Vikings fan you were watching them earn a ticket to the playoffs (where they lost to the Packers at Lambeau Field…as much as things...

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Make an Emergency Plan for Your Pets and Other Animals

You’ve probably seen the photos: dogs, cats, horses and other animals left behind as time ran out when floods, fires or other emergencies occur. It’s a position that I hope none...

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Fright Night Lights

I don’t know about your neighborhood, but in mine, Halloween is a huge holiday. My neighbors go all out putting together spooky spectacles in their yards. And we have thousands o...

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Five Energy Hogs You Can Humble

Energy hogs are all around your home. They lurk in kitchens, hide in attics and basements, even root around home offices. They’re wasting energy and costing you hundreds of dollars every year. Here are the top five biggest energy wasters in most home...

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

Wind with Benefits

Xcel Energy has always been proud to be known as the national leader in wind energy, and now we have even more wind energy news to boast about.  RES Americas Inc. is building a new 166-megawatt wind farm named “Pleasant Valley” near Austin, Minnesota...

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SAFETY

Make an Emergency Plan for Your Pets and Other Animals

You’ve probably seen the photos: dogs, cats, horses and other animals left behind as time ran out when floods, fires or other emergencies occur. It’s a position that I hope none of you ever have to experience. Save yourself the heartache of this situ...

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FOR YOUR BUSINESS

5 Business Lighting Myths – Totally Busted

As our glorious daylight grows shorter and shorter, now is the time to talk about lighting. It’s more important for the well-being of your business than you realize!  So let’s overcome some of the myths you may be encountering. Myth #1: Lighting is n...

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