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Xcel wants two new gas peaking plants, while clean power groups say the job can be done with grid batteries, as Minnesota's largest utility plans how to replace its coal plants in Becker.
The project would replace some coal power transported to Minnesota in wake of controversial deal.
As a nearly six-year probate case winds down, the process of distributing the star musician's wealth could begin in February.
The state in November posted its highest oil production in nearly a year.
The Public Utilities Commission, agreeing with a ruling from an administrative law judge, reprimanded the Duluth-based utility for not properly maintaining a steam pipe at its Cohasset plant, causing a hazardous condition.
Meanwhile, several hundred cases are still pending against protestors charged with trespass and other crimes.
Under the deal, Tesla would buy about half of Tamarack Mine's projected production.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 5-0 to approve the sale in the last big hurdle for the controversial deal to offload its massive North Dakota coal plant.
The Minnesota Department Commerce is recommending that state utility regulators disallow a big portion of what Xcel wants to charge ratepayers to the historic gas costs.
Other hurdles may arise, but the estate and IRS settled on a final valuation of the superstar's assets.