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Work continues on Center-to-Grand Forks power line

November 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnkota Power Cooperative’s transmission line will deliver electricity from Milton R. Young 2, a coal-fired plant near Center, N.D., to northeast North Dakota. Construction began in May, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013 though delays could push completion into early 2014. Continue Reading

Work begins on Minnkota line

May 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

250-mile project expected to be completed by end of 2013Construction is beginning this week on Minnkota Power Cooperative’s $312 million, 250-mile Center-to-Grand Forks transmission line. Construction work began Tuesday near Binford, N.D., in Griggs County, with crews working both east and west. Continue Reading

Two N.D. companies protest coal taxes

May 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Two North Dakota electric utilities are paying a North Dakota coal tax under protest. Basin Electric Power Cooperative of Bismarck and Minnkota Power Cooperative of Grand Forks are challenging whether they owe $5 million in taxes. Continue Reading

N.D. regulators approve $312 million power line project that runs from Center, N.D., to Grand Forks

April 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota regulators have approved the state’s largest electric power line project since the 1970s. Minnkota Power Cooperative wants to build a 250-mile line from Center, in west-central North Dakota, to Grand Forks.
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Minnkota Doesn’t Expect Rate Increase for at Least 2 Years

March 30, 2012 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV0 – Minnkota Power Cooperative doesn’t expect to raise it’s rates at least for a another two years. That was the word at its annual meeting on Friday in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

Grand Forks-based co-op to provide renewable energy credits to offset electricity used during Super Bowl

January 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Renewable energy credits from power generated from wind farms near Langdon and north of Valley City will offset 15,000 megawatt hours of electricity associated with the game on Feb. 5. Green Mountain Energy Co. in Austin, Texas, provided the credits, which were acquired from Minnkota Power Cooperative, based in Grand Forks. Continue Reading

N.D. regulators schedule hearings for 260-mile power line

January 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota regulators are holding a new round of hearings on a proposed 260-mile electric power transmission line. Minnkota Power Cooperative of Grand Forks wants to build the line. It will carry power from Minnkota’s Milton Young power plant. Continue Reading

Analysis: ‘Haze’ cost impact exaggerated

November 18, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) North Dakota utilities are exaggerating the cost to consumers of proposed federal rules that would reduce pollution from two coal-fueled electric power plants, according to an analysis paid for by two environmental groups.
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Land corridor approved for $300 million power line in North Dakota

September 7, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Minnkota Power Cooperative wants to build the 260-mile line to supply electricity from its Milton Young power station to cooperatives in North Dakota and Minnesota. Continue Reading

The cost of power

June 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Farmers, landowners express concern about compensation for new Minnkota power lineHerbert Welte remembers a time without electricity in his town. Welte, who owns a 104-year-old farm, said he feels blessed to even have electrical power. Still, when Minnkota Power Cooperative came through his area to offer him compensation for land to be purchased to construct their new 250-mile high-voltage transmission line, he said he wasn’t impressed with their offer.
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