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No. 2 oil-producing state reached record highs during December.
Firm said construction must start in June to meet the tight timeline.
It wants a $45 million award to Kim Lund after a family fight to be overturned.
Nine days after cold weather caused problems in Minnesota, Xcel instituted short-term electricity brownouts to counteract issue in the Rocky Mountains.
Governor's decision that threatens Enbridge's $2.6 billion project draws fire and cheers.
Oil imports by rail from Canada have hit a historic high, meaning more oil trains are rolling across Minnesota and raising the alert level of local emergency managers.
Japanese firm acquired U.S. Water Services, with 110 workers in St. Michael.
"Valve Turners" group notified the oil company, then filmed their protest.
It's the 14th consecutive year that the state's largest utility met or exceeded guidance.
All Xcel Energy natural gas customers are urged to lower thermostats to 63 because of "significant strain" on the utility's natural gas system. Minneapolis, St. Paul and Anoka-Hennepin schools will be closed Thursday.