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Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth
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Power Restoration Progress As Of Midday Friday

Minnesota Power's crews continue to work hard to restore power to the tens of thousands of those left in the dark after Thursday morning's storms.

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Your Electricity Rates Could Go Up To Bring Costs Down For Big Companies

News broke last week that there is a plan in the works to have residential customers of Minnesota Power shoulder a larger energy bill to "help taconite plants and paper mills survive an onslaught of global competition".

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Arman Davtyan;
Arman Davtyan;
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What Happened To The Electricity? Power Outage Affects Cloquet And Surrounding Areas

A main feeder lockout in Hermantown has left many residents in the Cloquet area without power.

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Carlo Taccari
Carlo Taccari
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Minnesota Department Of Transportation Looks For Ways To Create Solar Electricity In Road Right-Of-Ways

Hats off to the Minnesota Department of Transportation for thinking outside of the box and looking to generate electricity from land that might otherwise get under utilized.

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(Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Man Claims He Can Help You Cut Your Electricity By 75% Or More

A man named Frank Bates, who lives just outside of Nashville,  claims he has a secret of how to beat the electric companies.  If your tired of watching your electricity bills sky rocket, he says he has the secret, a trick he say’s “could get him in serious trouble.”

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(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
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Why Do Air Conditioners Weigh So Much?

When I was knocking around as a kid living in the South I was broke most of the time.. Broke and hot. I remember the yearly chore of installing the window air conditioner...

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Uriel Sinai, Getty Images
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Growing Marijuana Indoors Accounts for One Percent of U.S. Electricity Use

The quasi-legalization of marijuana has produced quite an unintended side effect: Now one percent of all electricity used in the United States is spent on growing cannabis indoors.

Analysis from Evan Mills at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory also found that in California, where marijuana can be grown legally for medicinal purposes, the state's 400,000 authorized growers consume an amazing three percent of all the state's electricity while conducting their business.

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