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Earth-ripping work has helped restore more than 60 miles of trout streams in the past five years in western Wisconsin and southeast Minnesota. The big machines strip away thick layers of bank sediment that destroy trout habitat.
Public agencies in Minnesota joined to seek out competitive project bids.
The Great Northern Transmission project will be the state's second 500-kilovolt line when it is completed.
Once a booming business, the loading of crude oil at more than a dozen North Dakota rail terminals now faces a financial squeeze.
Power Over Time Inc. is applying two-way communication, cloud computing and smart controls to even out peaks, valleys on electric-grid usage.
If the low crude prices persist, several drillers could be ripe for bankruptcy, state official said.
Despite a Supreme Court stay on EPA rules, Minnesota says it will develop plans to limit carbon and pursue energy initiatives
The downturn in the ethanol industry isn't as bad as four years ago. But ethanol is selling into a U.S. gasoline market where prices recently hit a seven-year low thanks to the worldwide crude oil glut.
Kirsten Tjosaas, recently fired by Fagen Inc., is cooperating in the investigation, her attorney said.
Regulators reject Minnesota Power's offer of lower electric rates to iron mines and pulp mills, but plan may be revived.